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The Parent-Child Home Program

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Education, Educational Services, Family Services, Human 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: Over 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

40 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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program is a great nonprofit, with an amazing cause and a dedicated, professional staff that works hard to further their cause. It's a very easy (and fun) non-profit to support through their various events, or simply by purchasing a backpack or a book for a child who needs one.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This program is truly amazing and beneficial to the communities it serves. Families are excited to know that this program provides books, educational toys, and other resources that they get to keep. No only does this program build upon early literacy skills it also builds stronger bonds between the caregiver and child! The program is conveniently conducted in the comfort of the families home which makes the services more accessible to the community. I am so grateful to be apart of this movement and look forward to seeing the growth!

Andrew B.1

Donor

Rating: 5

Amazing charity that is fully committed to it's mission. Very impactful on the children who involved in their work. The staff/donors/leadership are dedicated to making a difference in the development and growth of children who have very limited resources. Their Impactful mission is fulfilled through first-in-class programs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program non-profit is a wonderful organization with great staff and a wonderful mission. As a member of the Youth Professional Committee, I've really enjoyed organizing and attending fundraisers, volunteering at various events, and attending the graduation ceremonies at the end of the year. PCHP addresses education from a different angle, which makes this organization very unique and essential in developing each child to the best that they can be. I'm so happy to be a part of this organization and I can't wait to see what else this group accomplishes!

Donor

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program is tremendous -- both in terms of the work they're doing to close the achievement gap, and the way they reach out to and connect with potential donors in order to help attain the goals of the program.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a non-profit and early childhood education professional for the past 15 years, learning abou the Parent-Child Home Program(PCHP) has been a breath of fresh air. PCHP understands that in order to make a lasting impact on families, knowledge, skills and materials must be given in a non-judgemental and supportive environment. The simplicity of the PCHP model is also admirable, smart and realistic. This is proven by the more than 50 years of research that shows that PCHP increases school readiness and high school graduation rates in under served communities. Lastly, PCHP is a non-profit that delivers what it says it will . The spirit of the Program can be felt at all levels of the organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Parent-Child Home Program is truly the best and most effective method of making sure under-served children start school ready to succeed. Having grown up with an abundance of wonderful books and learning toys in my home, I can't imagine a world where a child has only one or two to play with. This program helps struggling parents meet the needs of their child's pre-education, sparks curiousity, and encourages families to work together. If PCHP was implemented in every town, what a wonderful world this would be!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PCHP is truly a wonderful organization! Each person I met through my time with them was equally dedicated to providing the best services and quality they can to the children and families that they work with. It is rare to find such engaged and enthuastic people that genuinely love and believe in what they do. Whenever you listen to any of the families speak you can tell they share a similar sense of passion and appreciation for the program, it truly does help develop a household into becoming a more dynamic learning space and empowers the parents to help teach and nurture their children.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity of being a intern for The Parent-Child Home Program this past summer. As a result of my experience working with the PCHP I truly saw first- hand the incredible impact this program had on children and families. The mission of this organization is inspiring and something that our entire nation should strive towards. I am going to continue to support this amazing organization and I cannot wait to see what the PCHP will do in years to come!

Donor

Rating: 5

Parent-Child Home Program is an early childhood literacy champion, providing invaluable skills to generations of at-risk children. The PCHP staff’s passion for their admirable mission comes through loud and clear in all interactions!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've had the opportunity to attend events of The Parent-Child Home Program. The impact is incredible. Thriving families, happy children, and developing familial relationships are clear. The more I learn about it, the more I realize that the need for this structured support for children of the target age group. I'm glad to support this organization in every way that I can.

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