GS Outcomes

Chart 24a. Great Starts Achievement Data

Parental roles and responsibilities (e.g. making informed choices about available options for birth and parenting).

  • 98% of expectant mothers and 99% fathers/partners increased in confidence

Knowledge of age-appropriate child/youth development, behaviors, and support resources (e.g. knowledge of community resources such as for help with challenges, parenting advice, questions, and emotional support, etc.).

  • 90% of expectant mothers and 92% fathers/partners increased in knowledge

Ability to manage parenting duties/situations (e.g. to be self-advocates for their family by gathering information, asking questions, & making informed decisions).

  • 83% of expectant mothers and 88% fathers/partners increased in ability

Increase knowledge of strategies that foster secure attachment and/or nurturing relationships (e.g. responding to baby’s needs, comfort and wellness, or safety).

  • 86% of expectant mothers and 89% fathers/partners increased in knowledge

Chart 24b. Great Starts Effectiveness Data, July 2019 – June 2020

Confidence in parental roles and responsibilities:

  • 44% increase in confidence for expectant mothers and 46% for fathers/ partners.

Knowledge of age-appropriate child/youth development and needs:

  • 37% increase in knowledge for expectant mothers and 39% for fathers/partners.

Ability to manage parenting duties/situations:

  • 32% increase in ability for expectant mothers and 34% for fathers/partners.

Increase knowledge of strategies that foster secure attachment and/or nurturing relationships:

  • 33% increase in knowledge for expectant mothers and 33% for fathers/partners.