Spring 2016 Outcomes

  • 20 graduates
  • % NOT reading to kids prior to Baby U: 67%
  • % reading to kids daily AFTER Baby U: 83%
  • Average number of books in the home available to their children prior to Baby U: 3
  • Average number of books in the home available to their children after Baby U: 41
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Baby University Preschool

According to the Toledo Public School system, children growing up in Toledo’s Old South End are starting Kindergarten 75% behind their middle class peers.

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Why Parents Matter

Children who have parental support are likely to have better health as adults. Students with involved parents tend to earn higher grades, have better social skills, and are more likely to graduate and go on to post-secondary education. Children are more likely to be socially competent and have better communication skills when they have parents who are sensitive to their needs and emotions.
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Teams and individual volunteers are needed to help in multiple ways at Baby University.

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Future Commitments

Listed below are our generous donors who have committed or earmarked their contributions for future years. Thank you for helping Baby U plan and budget for future funding requirements.

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We are deeply grateful for all who have shared our vision and given of themselves to make our work possible.

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Cradle to Career Pipeline

To help South Toledo families prepare their pre-school children for an education, Baby University created the South Toledo Kids Zone.1 The Zone’s purpose is to create a long-term “Cradle to Career” pipeline with the ultimate goal of ending generational poverty.

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Site Map

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Baby University Budget

Baby U conducts three 10-week class sessions a year. This page describes how the money is used to fund each session, which supports Baby University’s mission.

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Baby U in the News

Jan 29, 2017 - Toledo Blade:

The Toledo Auto Dealers United for Kids “The Cars are the Stars XIV” Preview Gala on Wednesday night kicked off the 100th Greater Toledo Auto Show, sponsored by the The Blade and produced by the Toledo Automobile Dealers Association. Since its inception, the gala has contributed more than $1.7 million dollars to local children’s charities.

This year’s recipients include Make-AWish Foundation, Baby University, Imagination Station Adopt-A-School-Program, the Historic South Initiative, Read for Literacy and Claire’s Day, the Erie Shores Council of Boy Scouts of America, and the University of Toledo’s and Owens Community College’s ADUK-TADA scholarship endowments. According to Pat Stark, ADUK executive director, this year’s gala is expected to raise $150,000.

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