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1415 Kellum Place
Suite 101

Garden City
New York 11530

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Programs: The Parent-Child Home Program is an intensive home visiting program that works with low-income families with very young children, from 16 months to four years, and focuses on helping parents prepare their children for school readiness and success. Using a research-based, research validated model, the home visitor makes twice weekly visits to each family, bringing books, often the first in the home, and educational toys as gifts for the family.  The Home Visitor models for the parent the kind of reading, conversation, and play activities that  strengthen language, literacy, and cognitive skills in young children.  45 years of experience has demonstrated that program children then enter kindergarten as prepared as their more advantaged peers, and that they graduate from high school at the same rate as middle class children.  Program services are delivered across the country, and internationally, by a network of trained and supervised local sponsoring agencies, including social service agencies, school districts, charter schools, universites, public libraries, and health related facilities.

The Parent-Child Home Program is an evidenced-based, innovative early literacy, school-readiness, and parenting education program committed to serving families challenged by poverty, low levels of education, language and literacy barriers, and other obstacles to school success.

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Some years ago a friend recommended that I learn about Parent Child Home Program and told me the founder had written a book about the research that went into creating the model: "Messages from Home," (2nd ed. 2008). I read it and was impressed with the careful development of this straightforward ... more »
The Parent-Child Home Program really works! Parents don’t want or need to be told what to do. They need opportunities to see and try effective techniques in a warm, non-threatening way. The regular, predictable, stimulating, developmentally sequenced, proven, creative yet intimate Home Visits ... more »
When I responded to an article in the Boston Globe about 10 years ago, I had no idea how much my life would change and how much I would contribute to changes in the lives I touched as a Volunteer with the Parent Child Home Program. Through the years, I have been constantly amazed at how this rather... more »
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