Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Social Work


Encompass Community Services is a nonprofit agency that serves families and their children from pregnancy to age five through their Head Start programs. The majority of low-income families being served are challenged with being fully engaged in their child’s education due to economic factors. As a result, many children Child of low income families are less likely to achieve academic success at an early age. Abriendo Puertas curriculum was designed for peer to peer education on parenting skills. The curriculum evaluation was created to assess the effectiveness of the parenting skills being taught. The expected outcomes of the evaluation was that parents are finding the curriculum useful for their child’s education. The evaluation’s findings are indicated that 78% of the parents that received the curriculum found it useful. Possible next steps for the agency would be to provide the curriculum in continuous sequential sessions for the recommended time frame, and to utilize the evaluation as a tool for continuous improvement.