PCHP in the News

  • MassLive, 4/29/18   Families with greatest needs will get more home visits from Holyoke public schools

      HOLYOKE — The public schools will expand a home-visits program where staff spend time in the poorest households to assess families’ needs. Nearly 10 families of children who attend Morgan School, 596 South Bridge St., have benefited from the program and a $25,000 state grant will add home visits to nine families of students…Read More

  • Philanthropy Ireland, 4/10/18   Philanthropy In Action: Early Learning Initiative, National College of Ireland

      With support from The Ireland Funds, our Parent Child Home Program (PCHP), an innovative, home based literacy and parenting program, has helped hundreds of parents to develop the confidence and skills to support their children’s language, literacy and numeracy development. Our PCHP families often live in areas that suffer from generational, long-term problems of…Read More

  • PCHP families in Cambridge, MA enjoy Banana For Two!

      This blog post was written by Honey Schnapp, PCHP Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts.     We are so excited for the opportunity to introduce Ellen Mayer’s new book, Banana for Two, to our families. It made its debut as part of our curriculum this year at our Spring Family Library Event on April 3rd. We…Read More

  • Be Earthy this Earth Day!

    Earth Day, April 22nd, celebrates our Earth and how important it is to us. Earth Day originated in the 1970s when environmental issues were first coming to the forefront as issues that needed to be addressed. This day provides an opportunity to think about what we can do to keep the Earth healthy, and how…Read More

  • A Young Professionals Committee Member’s Perspective on a Site Visit

    Un Dia de Nieve   When Winter Storm Quinn hit New York City at the beginning of March, it was properly foreshadowed. Only a few days earlier I was sitting in a PCHP staff meeting, discussing an Ezra Jack Keats book entitled “Snowy Day” or “Dia de Nieve” when the site coordinator promised us all…Read More

  • National Poetry Month

    It is never too early to start reading poetry with your children. Poetry is actually one of the best types of texts for parents and young children to enjoy together. Nursery rhymes and rhyming books such as Mother Goose, Dr. Seuss, and Shel Silverstein are wonderful examples of poetry that children will love and want…Read More

  • Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, 4/5/18   Blog: Narrowing the gap in children’s school readiness

        Almost half of all children from disadvantaged backgrounds do not reach their expected level of development when they start school,* by which time the gap between disadvantaged children and their peers can be as large as 15 months.** This school readiness ‘gap’ can have lasting consequences, leaving children who have started school behind…Read More

  • KAMR Local 4 News, 3/7/18   Sharing The Gift of Learning

      Mission Amarillo is here to serve those in poverty. They do this by multiple programs that help children, teens, and families. “So what we do, is we go in early before they even get to school. We model for the parents how to talk to their kids, how to play with their kids and…Read More