Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

Parenting Education: What We’re Doing And What We’ve Accomplished October 2013

ADULT LIFELONG LEARNING PARENTING EDUCATION
OVERVIEW OCTOBER 2013
Parent Participation
Program Organization 2010 2011 2012
Childcare Resource and Referral Early Childhood Alliance 98 115 131
Book Buddies Eckhart Public Library 516 481 416
Have a Healthy Baby Purdue Extension 6 13 8
Piece by Piece Purdue Extension 14 14
Parenting Under Stress Northeastern Center 72 72 20
Prenatal and Breastfeeding DeKalb Health 244 178 156
Redirecting Children’s Behavior Children First Center 23 14 48
Parent Orientation GKB Head Start 262 279
Optional Parent Training GKB Head Start 58 58
Nurturing Parents Children First Center 53 27
Total Participation 959 1,260 1,157

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Our vision

DeKalb County adults participating in continual learning to improve themselves, their families and their community.

What we’ll accomplish
  • Increase the number of DeKalb County adults who participate in learning opportunities to enhance their parenting skills.
Data we’re using to measure progress
  • Annual number of DeKalb County teen and adult participants registered in activities and programs developed to enhance parenting skills.
Targets

Baseline 2010: 959

  • 2013: Increase participation in parenting classes by 10%.
  • 2015: Increase participation in parenting classes by 15%.
Current status
  • 18.3% of DeKalb County children, ages 0-17, were living in poverty in 2011, up from 15.6% in 2010 (IYI Kids Count, 2012).
  • Website has been updated for increased functionality and to be smartphone-user friendly.
  • The recently revised Parent Resources brochure is posted to www.DeKalbLearningLink.org. Need remains to publicize parenting resources and supports available to DeKalb County parents. Included are 30 organizations that provide 36 learning programs and services that address parent skill training in DeKalb County.
  • Planning a joint meeting with the Early Childhood team.
What we’re doing to achieve our goals
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of parenting resources and supports in DeKalb County. Available by request.

Oct 2013 ALL Parenting education road map PDF