ADULT LIFELONG LEARNING PARENTING EDUCATION
OVERVIEW OCTOBER 2013
|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|
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.
Baseline 2010: 959
- 2013: Increase participation in parenting classes by 10%.
- 2015: Increase participation in parenting classes by 15%.
- 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.