“Evaluation Study of the Impact of the New Brain Builders Parenting Class”
The objective of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of the parenting program on increasing positive parent-child interactions and increasing cognitive achievement in children. Overall, this project is intended to benefit women and children and supplement WIC services. The Brain Builders Parenting Class Evaluation Study Research Questions include the following: 1. Does the program impact child development outcomes such as kindergarten readiness? 2. Does the program increase parental knowledge about the importance of high-quality parent-child interaction for child development? 3. Does the program impact the quality and quantity of the parent-child interactions?
Behavioral - Brain Builders Parenting Class
Brain Builders Parenting Class group sessions goal is to increase parental knowledge of brain development and increase responsive parenting
Behavioral - Control (Usual care)
This arm receives usual care ("control group") consisting in: WIC participants will attend their usual appointments completed at the WIC clinics.
Evaluation Study of the Impact of the New Brain Builders Parenting Class Offered at WIC Clinics