Impact

Since its inception in 2007, Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors has trained over 1,500 facilitators in more than 400 family-serving organizations and has provided its curriculum to over 80,000 parents/families in more than 300 cities across the country.
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Child Trends' Evaluation of the Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors Program

Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors to Opportunity - A National Evaluation of Second-Generation Trainers

In 2012, an independent national evaluation of Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors conducted by Dr. Bruce Fuller and Dr. Margaret Bridges of UC Berkeley found that participating parents made significant gains in knowledge of early child development and parenting. These gains helped boost parents’ self-confidence, parenting skills, and advocacy on behalf of their families (Bridges, Fuller, 2012).

Key Findings

Participants in Abriendo Puertas / Opening Doors made significant gains across all areas of assessment, with moderate to large effects:

  • Parents demonstrated significant increases in their knowledge of language and literacy development, social-emotional development, health development, and school preparation.
  • Parents exhibited noteworthy gains in understanding their rights as parents, and their children’s rights in school.
  • Parents reported a significant boost in self-confidence regarding their parenting skills, getting their children ready for school, and advocating on behalf of their children.

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