Parent-Child Home Program Welcomes Joshua Schwartz To Its Board of Directors

June 24, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Business Professional Joins PCHP

New York, June 24, 2016 – The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a leading early literacy/school readiness organization that promotes parental engagement in early learning and language development to ensure school success, announced that it has welcomed Joshua Schwartz to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Schwartz is the Founder and Managing Partner at East Wind Advisors, LLC, an investment banking boutique that provides financial advisory services to emerging growth, lower middle-market, and late stage venture companies. Mr. Schwartz has extensive experience in the education field, having initiated and led various education and training sector transactions throughout his career.  Mr. Schwartz’s addition will support PCHP’s expansion work and its development of new strategic partnerships.

“On behalf of PCHP, we are thrilled to welcome Josh to our Board of Directors.  His business experience, combined with his experience in the education field and interest in early childhood are a great compliment to the work that PCHP is doing and its growth plans,” said Sarah Walzer, Chief Executive Officer of The Parent-Child Home Program.

 

About Parent-Child Home Program

The Parent-Child Home Program’s (PCHP) nationwide network of program sites provides under-resourced families with the necessary tools to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. Since 1965, PCHP has been assisting underserved communities in replicating and expanding this proven school readiness program that builds early parent-child verbal interaction and learning at home. Through twice-weekly visits by highly trained community-based Early Learning Specialists, PCHP provides families the skills, materials (books and educational toys), and support to help parents engage and teach their children. Over 50 years of research shows that the Program effectively increases school readiness, decreases the need for special education services before grade three by 50%, and increases participants’ high school graduation rates by over 30% to the same level as their middle income peers. For more information please visit www.parent-child.org.

Media Contact:
Parent-Child Home Program

Courtney Inman Tel: 516.883.7480

 

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