Chicago Parent Program

Supporting Parents through Early Childhood Development Programming
The Fund coordinates and manages the Chicago Parent Program, a 12-session, early-childhood development parenting program in elementary Baltimore City Public Schools. The evidence-based program supports parents of pre-school age children with effective strategies to reduce child behavioral problems, problem-solve common parenting challenges, and build skills to foster their children’s academic success. The program was developed by a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing with input from parents of young children in Chicago to meet the needs of a culturally and economically diverse audience. The Fund served as the host organization of the initial three-year pilot program and assumed full management and coordination of the program in the fall of 2017.
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parents served
Baltimore City Public schools offer the program to parents
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of parents indicated, in the 2018-2019 exit-survey, that their child’s behavior is “better than before” or “much better than before” they started the program
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reported, in the 2018-2019 exit-survey, that they would be “much more likely” to attend other programs for parents at their child’s school

Congratulations Chipp, a Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute Baltimore Health Equity Impact Grantee

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