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

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.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 11-2495601
516-883-7480
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

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

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I found out about the Parent-Child Home Program around twenty years ago and wrote and received a Barbara Bush Foundation Family Literacy Grant. We had tried another National Parenting Program but it did not go over well with our at-risk families. SO when we received the Barbara Bush Grant we immediately started PCHP. We went for training and started and have not looked back since. We feel that the PCHP is the BEST PROGRAM ANYWHERE. We serve two and three year old children and their parents twice a week for thirty minutes. The children love the free books and toys that they receive each week and we get great JOY out of watching them achieve. THIS NON-PROFIT is WONDERFUL. Everyone at the National Office is helpful and there for us whenever we have a question. I LOVE PCHP.
DIANA H BAILEY FLORENCE SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE TITLE 1 COORDINATOR/FAMILY LITERACY COORDINATOR/PCHP COORDINATOR 319 S Dargan Street Florence SC 29506 843-669=0710

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a professional in the field of home visiting families at risk, I have seen first hand both program coordinators and home visitors turn hard-to-reach, scarcely involved families into responsible, motivated 'first teachers' of their young child's learning and school readiness. This program shows families how to prepare their children for school in a way that makes them feel empowered and confident using the myriad of developmentally appropriate skills and techniques the home visitor shares. PCHP is a highly successful and progressively necessary program in a community, especially one that is struggling with early academic achievement as well as long-term goals.

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Having worked for Parent-Child Home Program for nine years, I have seen first hand the benefits of the program. I have seen parents become animated readers with their children and children learn how to love books. I have seen children who were almost totally non-verbal become communicative due to the time and attention they received from their caregivers. This was the most fulfilling job I could have asked for.

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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 of the PCHP in which parent and child and Home Visitor play and read and talk together provide the perfect setting for verbal and cognitive growth of parents and children. As a former teacher in the Cambridge Public Schools, I have seen the results: PCHP kids arrive at school familiar with materials, confident to explore and ready to learn; parents arrive at school familiar with the system, confident in their parenting role and ready to be involved.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen low income, low literacy children and families make significant progress academically and personally, eagerly enroll for school, and succeed along with their peers. I have conducted small research projects with the families and have spoken with many Kindergarten teachers that confirm my observations.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make it available to as many families as possible!

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2 people found this review helpful

I loved working for the Parent Child Home Program when it was in the Riverhead Central School District. Being a home visitor and working directly with the children and their parents and seeing the strides they made on a weekly basis was and still is the most rewarding experience anyone could have. The Parent Child Home Program is the best!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the results of the program over the years as clients are enrolled in the school I work in now.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes.. the program should be in every town in every state!

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The Parent-Child Home program is a powerful model that brings parents and their children together in play and conversation , strengthening their relationship and preparing the child for a lifetime success in reading and learning.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

serving homeless families who are highly mobile and who are virtually lost from the community at large. Over ten years and several hundreds of needy families have been provided the tools and support to be the best parent they can be to their child.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the powerful results for parents and children through simple , consistent and ongoing outreach.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Wonderful and full of passion for the early childhood experience of children being raised in poverty.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach children early as they are first developing , and provide the support they need to be successful in school. There are millions of children in America who have no access to early education.Most have no transportation.They need this program.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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