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.
Baltimore City Public schools offer the program to parents
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
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
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