PCHP in the News

  • Supporting Families in their Home Language is an Essential Component of PCHP

    In a monolingual world, being the home visiting program that promotes learning in each family’s home language often feels like an uphill battle. To say that I have encountered a few skeptics along the way would be an understatement. At times, all the push back and obstacles have made me wonder, why do we do…Read More

  • In Honor of Fathers

      Please read below for a guest blog written by PCHP Pennsylvania State Director Malkia Singleton Ofori-Agyekum for CHOP PolicyLab.   When I was asked to write a guest blog in honor of Father’s Day for the CHOP PolicyLab, my first thought was that a father’s voice on this topic is more relevant than my own. This…Read More

  • Philadelphia PCHP Mom Shares Her Remarks on PCHP

      Ameesha Jackson is a PCHP mother in Philadelphia. She recently made these remarks at a Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse fundraiser. Hello, my name is Ameesha and I am the mother of Amari who is currently enrolled in this Program. When I was first asked to speak here tonight I didn’t know what I…Read More

  • PCHP Intern Christina Experiences PCHP’s Annual Conference

    I started interning at PCHP in January of 2018 and I have loved every second of it! This year, I was able to participate in the PCHP Annual Conference and really enjoyed my time. Being new to the PCHP family allowed me to have a different perspective than the others present at the conference. I…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

  • World Folktales & Fables Week

      Five Favorite Folktales From Around the World   Reading folktales is a great way to share valuable lessons with your children and entertain them with interesting stories. With simple characters and settings, folktales show how characters use creativity, smarts, and ingenuity to solve problems, with good triumphing over evil. World Folktales and Fables Week…Read More

  • Process Driven Art

    Process driven art may be an abstract term you have heard, but here is a description of what it is and how you can use it to do creative, engaging, age-appropriate art activities with young children. What is process driven art? How does it differ from product driven art? How can you use process driven…Read More

  • Five Ways Bilingual Books Promote Literacy

    Some parents and teachers are reluctant to use bilingual books with children because they worry that they will only focus on the words in their stronger language. However, when used appropriately, bilingual books can help children master their second language more quickly. In honor of Celebrate the Bilingual Child Month, please find below five ways…Read More

  • ABC Avenue and its Connection to PCHP

    Hi! I’m Morgan!     I have a YouTube channel called ABC Avenue where I read children’s books to help spread the love of reading. I KNOW that Parent-Child Home Program is doing amazing work and I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with PCHP through DERT Book (more below). In my profession…Read More

  • PCHP Early Learning Specialist Vera Roffey Shares a Memorable Moment

    Anecdote of a Home Visit – Learning, Sharing, and a Story As told by Vera Roffey at the 2015 Parent-Child Home Program Conference.   During a home visit, the 10 year-old sister of the PCHP child I was visiting said, “I am embarrassed to have my birthday party at my house.” The children and a…Read More