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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Educational Services, Family Services, Social Science

Mission: The Parent-Child Home Program's (PCHP) nationwide network of sites provides low-income families with the necessary skills and tools to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. The National Center assists underserved communities in replicating and expanding this proven school readiness program that builds early parent-child verbal interaction and supports learning at home. Together we are strengthening families and communities, and building the workforce of the future.

Results: Almost 50 years of research shows that the program effectively increases school readiness, decreases the need for special education services before grade 3 by 50%, and increases participants’ high school graduation rates by over 30% - to the same level as their middle income peers. For more information: http://www.parent-child.org/proven-outcomes.html

Direct beneficiaries per year: 7000 families

Programs: The Parent-Child Home Program envisions a world where every child enters school ready to succeed because every parent has the knowledge, skills, and resources to build school readiness where it starts: the home.

Community Stories

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program is truly a magical experience for all the children who are fortunate to participate in the organization’s services. The organization's staff are exceptional and the home visitors are extremely dedicated and caring. I have been amazed to see the transformation in young children who are involved in the services and additionally the impact to their families. As a mother of three young children, I think the program is critical to early education and undoubtedly can change the future of a child.

Brendan W.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program is the single most glowing opportunity for school readiness on the part of children whose life situations would usually work to deny them this readiness. Why?

Most children who succeed in school do so because they began school at age 5 with strong vocabularies. Most children who struggle lack these vocabularies. Where do these vocabularies come from? Their primary source is verbal interaction with parents from the earliest of ages; from being read to and played with with a constant flow of words.

The Parent-Child Home Program accomplishes exactly this end with two and three year-olds. There are many fine early childhood programs, but most of them simply start too late. Most of the assets or liabilities to a child's school success are present by age 5. The Parent-Child Home Program adds considerably to a child's verbal assets and greatly reduces liabilities before he/she ever gets to school.

As a result of this intervention, Parent-Child "graduates" experience educational success at a level equal to and beyond that of classmates who did not face the same obstacles. In addition to this success, research clearly indicates enormous monetary savings to school districts from reduced/eliminated needs for Special Needs and/or remedial services.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCHP has ingratiated itself in my life over the past four years; from the moment I first learned about this amazing program that makes an indelible impact on each and every person whom it touches. Having had the opportunity to work directly with PCHP's brilliant CEO and superior staff, I hold not only its vision and mission in the highest regard, but its people as well. The demonstrated results of PCHP speak for itself, but spend even one day getting to know PCHP and you too will speak for it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program is a great non-profit that immediately captivates everyone it touches. The non-profit organization is led by an amazing group who stick closely to the unique and strong mission of the organization. I've been involved with the non-profit for 2 years on the Youth Professional Committee. I leave every meeting and event inspired and re-energized to do more for this great group!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am still as captivated by the mission of this non-profit as I was when I joined the board years ago: to ensure every child arrives in school ready to succeed! The Parent-Child Home Program continues to grow and scale itself in order to be able to deliver the home visiting service to more children and families in need. The program is research based with proven outcomes, increasing high school graduation rates for families that participate in the program! I am extremely proud to support this organization in its important mission.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I joined the board of this wonderful non-profit organization because I was drawn to its important mission: to ensure that every child arrives at school ready to succeed. The program works through home visitors modeling for parents of 2 and 3 year olds the types of behavior that will assist the children in developing the literacy skills they will to progress successfully in school. To top it all off, the program has proven results: children who participate in the program graduate from high school at the same rate as middle income students! A focused mission, helping people help themselves and proven results! Those are the reasons I give this organization the higher mark!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Parent-Child Home Program strives to provide home visitors who are from the same culture and speak the same language as the families they serve. It is not a cookie-cutter non-profit. This means a lot for families from backgrounds like my own. Thank you PCHP!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

PCHP IS A FABULOUS PROGRAM FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS! I have been working with the program for over 16 years, and I have personally seen the benefits. This small southern town appreciates PCHP. We have had many success stories over the years. The office is very helpful to the different sites. I LOVE PCHP!

Karen304

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The PCHP is a research-based proven effective program that helps young children develop the skills needed to be ready for school while at the same time fostering a positive parent-child relationship. It should be expanded and replicated in many more communities across the country.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This program is wonderful for young moms especially to introduce them to ways to interact with child that they would never think of but agree with.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been with PCHP from the start. Over the years I have seen so many family's grow through our program and have found that it only take 30 min. of time to make a difference with their child. I could not see myself doing anything but PCHP and the GREAT JOY you get from it. LOVE LOVE PCHP, Faye Munn PCHP Home Visitor

Advisor

Rating: 5

Our Parent-Child Home Program in Dorchester School District Two is supported by Title 1 and by our local First Steps. This program and the three home visitors which are members of 3 of our elementary school's staff have made such an impact on the lives of some of our most at risk children in our district! Helping parents learn to be their child's first and best teacher through the twice weekly visits and the developmentally appropriate books and toys that are given to the children really motivates children to learn and helps parents develop the skills to teach their children early literacy skills through play! These dedicated and passionate home visitors become not only a teacher but a friend to these families and they empower them to also become a more involved participant in their older school age child's education.