The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc.
Rating: 4.96 stars 26 reviews
Issues: Children & Youth, Education
Location: 1415 Kellum Place Suite 101 Garden City NY 11530 USA
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.
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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.
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This program makes enduring changes in the attitudes and behaviours of both children and parents. It works with families over time to give them the confidence and new skills to become their children's first and most important teacher and advocate. Using a strength-based perspective and modeling new skills and behaviors, the Parent-Child Home Program should be brought to scale across the country in high-need school districts.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Working with over hundreds of families, from diverse backgrounds, and struggling with language barriers, low-income, low paying jobs, insufficient housing, I've seen the motivation that families have to do the best that they can for their children. The most effective way of reaching these families is through home visiting.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Do more publicity and outreach so many more people would know about the benefits of the program.