Annual Conference

The Parent-Child Home Program National Center sponsors an Annual Conference which takes place in the spring. The two-day conference features workshops for both site coordinators and early learning specialists, and is designed to provide professional development for PCHP staff. Site coordinators (and, if possible, early learning specialists) are strongly encouraged to attend. Many of the workshops cover topics of interest to anyone working in the early childhood or home visiting field, and is open to all of those who are interested.


The 2019 Conference will be held from May 1-2 at the 

Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, NY.


2019 Annual Conference Keynote Speakers


Lori Roggman

Lori Roggman, Ph.D., Professor of Human Development, Utah State University

“Strategies to Promote Resilience: Reflections on Home Visiting”


Dr. Roggman is the lead author of the book, Developmental Parenting, as well as two assessments, the Parenting Interactions with Children Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO) and the Home Visit Ratings Scales (HOVRS). Her research focuses on how parents can support their children’s early development and how home visiting practices can promote developmental parenting.

Timothy HathawayTimothy Hathaway, Executive Director, Prevent Abuse New York

Presenting the film: “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope”


At PCANY, Mr. Hathaway focuses on initiatives to enhance programs to build strong families and increase the use of Protective Factors to help prevent child maltreatment. He will be presenting the film “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and Science of Hope” followed by a facilitated discussion. The film, directed by James Redford, chronicles the birth of a new movement to use cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease. Please click here to watch a trailer for the film.


Important Documents 

Registration Form

Follow-Up Training Registration

Hotel Schedule and Travel Info

Call for Proposals  

Call for Proposals Cover Page 

Scholarship Application



Press Release, 11/14/17   First Convening of The School Readiness Forum

First Convening of The School Readiness Forum:
Featuring Newark Public Schools Superintendent and Public Prep Charter School Network CEO Discussing the Achievement Gap and the Unprecedented Opportunity for Partnerships with Home Visiting and Other Early Childhood Initiatives to Dramatically Improve Educational Outcomes

Keynote: Newark Superintendent Chris Cerf
Panel Discussion: Moderated by Public Prep CEO Ian Rowe, with Shael Polakow-Suransky, President, Bank Street College of Education; Barbara Reisman, Senior Advisor, Maher Charitable Foundation; and Sarah Walzer, CEO, Parent-Child Home Program


New York, NY – On Tuesday morning, November 14, from 8:30 – 10 AM, Parent-Child Home Program & Public Prep are pleased to invite media to the first convening of THE SCHOOL READINESS FORUM, an event series hosted by the Parent-Child Home Program to raise awareness about the most effective and scalable ways to close the achievement gap – with a focus on early childhood solutions, including home visiting.

“Recent breakthroughs in neuroscience reveal that children’s brains are growing explosively during the first years of life – developing more than 1000 trillion synaptic connections before they ever step foot in a classroom. This growth sets the stage for all complex learning, including language development, problem solving and the ability to sustain meaningful relationships. Missing this small but vital window of opportunity leads to intense efforts later in our schools to try and support students who are struggling. Most of the achievement gap between rich and poor children is already evident by kindergarten, and it stubbornly persists as students enter and complete middle and high school.” ~ Shael Polakow-Suransky

WHAT: The first convening of The School Readiness Forum, featuring insights from the field and an exploration of new ideas to prevent the achievement gap, including how a charter school network in the Bronx is attempting to address this challenge with a first-of-its-kind partnership to engage families when their children are as young as 18 months old.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 14th at 8:30 AM

WHERE: The Boston Consulting Group
Metropolis Room
10 Hudson Yards (corner of 10th Ave and 30th St), New York, NY

Chair: Joshua Schwartz, Managing Partner, East Wind Advisors & Board Member, PCHP Lewis J. Bernstein, Executive VP & Executive Producer, Sesame Workshop, Retired Jack Chorowsky, President, KIPP Foundation Rose Else-Mitchell, Chief Learning Officer, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Kristen Kane, Founder, Sparkler Margery Mayer, Board Member, Public Prep Stephan Oppenheimer, Managing Partner, Pontalba Capital & Board Member, PCHP Daniel Pianko, Co-Founder & Managing Director, University Ventures