PCHP’s nationwide network of program sites provides low-income families with the necessary skills and tools to ensure their children reach their greatest potential in school and in life. The National Center assists underserved communities in replicating and expanding our proven school-readiness program. Below please find information on the types of organizations we partner with as well as the support the National Center provides to local program sites in over 150 communities in the U.S. and internationally in Bermuda, Canada, Ireland, and Chile.
The Parent-Child Home Program is implemented in underserved communities through a nationwide network of replication sites. Sites include school districts, social service agencies, faith-based organizations, and other community-based organizations that are serving under-resourced families.
Every Parent-Child Home Program site adheres to the evidence-based model to ensure high quality services and consistent outcomes for families:
- Each site is run by a site coordinator hired by the replication site and trained by PCHP’s National Center staff or by a PCHP-certified regional trainer.
- Once they have completed PCHP training, site coordinators recruit and train local early literacy specialists, select and acquire high-quality appropriate curriculum materials based on PCHP model guidance, and then reach out to and enroll high-need families in their community.
Staff training is comprehensive, including child development; parental engagement; building respectful, trusting relationships with families and communities; the ethics of home visiting; and cultural competence.
The National Center’s mission is to expand the Program to reach more under-resourced families in more underserved communities. We do this by:
- Working with states, counties, and cities to identify high-need communities and strong replication partners to serve those communities;
- Providing the nationwide network of Program sites guidance on model implementation, staff training and supervision, funding, etc.;
- Establishing proven and effective standards and norms for sites to follow;
- Working with the sites to acquire and utilize high quality, inexpensive, culturally appropriate curricular materials for families;
- Providing comprehensive training and technical assistance and Program materials for all site staff;
- Evaluating sites’ participant data to ensure they are reaching families most in need of services, providing quality services, and achieving the expected outcomes for both parents and children.
This strategy has helped the Program reach over 70,000 families over the past 50 years.