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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

11 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.

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

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

Lisa400

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!