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, 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 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.
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA July 2018 – The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a leading school readiness organization focused on eliminating the achievement gap by ensuring that all parents have the knowledge, skills, and materials they need to build their children’s school readiness, is thrilled to announce a year one celebration for its families and supporters.
The celebration will take place on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM. It will be held at The Please Touch Museum, located at 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Forty families will be acknowledged and celebrated at this event, which will be the first of many graduations in the lives of these young children.
In partnership with Drexel University and the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood, this PCHP cohort began in the second year of the Program in Philadelphia and is happy to celebrate a successful first year in this part of the city. PCHP is grateful for the generous support of Vanguard’s Strong for Kids and the William Penn Foundation in helping expand the Program’s reach to low-income families in West Philadelphia.
At the event, the PCHP children who have recently completed the first year of the Program in South/Southwest Philadelphia will also be celebrated. This cohort consists of 45 Latino and African immigrant families.
The PCHP National Center is proud of the wonderful work that is being done in West Philadelphia, and congratulates all of the families being celebrated.
Michelle Ioannou, PCHP Social Media & Events Manager
Phone: 516.883.7481 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Parent-Child Home Program
The Parent-Child Home Program’s (PCHP) international 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 go to www.parent-child.org.