Impact

Impact

Bath Community Child Day Care 

  • Children (Birth – Pre-K) become ready for kindergarten mastering commonly recognized school readiness skills.
    • 80% of children enrolled in Bath Community Child Day Care demonstrate age appropriate skills and behaviors for kindergarten enrollment as determined by research-based assessment tools (Birth – Pre-K). These skills include:
      • language and literacy
      • social-emotional development
      • cognitive development
  • 75% of children participate in reading activities (2 per day) with reading tracked at home or within a structured program setting (Birth to Pre-K).
  • School-Age Children (K-3rd grade) learn and master the language and literacy skills that enable them to become proficient readers.
    • 75% of children participate in reading activities (2 per day) with reading tracked at home or within a structured program setting (K-3rd grade).
  • Families become engaged in their child’s learning and become equipped to utilize available community supports that bolster the child’s success.
    • 94% of parents regularly engage with their child’s daycare teachers, seeking and/or providing information about their child’s progress.
    • 76% of parents and children participate in family reading time activities (4/week) in the home setting.

Healthy Families Steuben 

  • Promotes optimal health practices as demonstrated by the following results:
    • 70% of families entered the program prenatally; it has been demonstrated that there is  a 48% reduction in low birth weight deliveries among women enrolled in Healthy families before the 31st week of pregnancy. Additionally, there is a cost savings, for each $1,000 spent by Healthy Families to serve a family during pregnancy, 100% of the cost is completely recovered before the child’s birth due to the reduction in low weight births (low birth weights often bring serious health complications).
    • 100% of children were connected to a medical provider
    • 100% of primary parents were connected to a medical provider
    • 97% of children were up to date with recommended immunizations at 1 year of age
    • 100% were assessed for the risk of lead exposure
  • Supports positive parent-child bonding and relationships.
    • At age 2, mothers participating in Healthy Families home visits were more likely to endorse appropriate limit setting strategies with their child
    • At age 3, mothers participating in Healthy Families home visits were more likely to use parenting strategies that stimulated the child’s cognitive skills while demonstrating increased sensitivity to the child’s needs and cues.
    • At age 7, mothers participating in Healthy Families home visits were more likely to use non-violent discipline.
    • 62% of families had fathers engaged in some of our services
  • Promotes success in school.
    • 50% of Healthy Families Children are less likely to repeat first grade.
    • 70% are more likely to score above grade level in first grade on three specific behaviors that promote learning.
  • Enhances family self-sufficiency, 74% of parents were employed, or enrolled in an educational or job training program by the time their child was one year old.

Supportive Home And Parent Enrichment – SHAPE 

Across the three county region where service provision takes place, Allegany, Steuben, and Yates, SHAPE has helped to improve parenting skills in approximately 90% of the at-risk families served, 10 percentage points above our goal. Improved parenting skills lead to reduced risk factors and positive changes that lead to optimal child and family health, development, and safety. Some of the positive changes that parents have demonstrated include the following:

  • Appropriate use of discipline when parenting
  • Providing for basic needs such as good nutrition and health care
  • Improvements in parent-child bonding and relationships.

Therapeutic Foster Care 

61% of youth served successfully achieved permanency goals either through reunification with family or alternatives including adoption.  Success means demonstration of positive parent-child bonding taking place; increases in the child’s self-esteem, positive behavioral skills, and confidence; and children and families connecting with the necessary services to ensure future success.

Contact Us

Catholic Charities of Steuben
23 Liberty Street
Bath, NY  14810
p:  607-776-8085
f:  607-776-4092
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