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, 9/18   Philadelphia Parent-Child Home Program Celebrates First Graduating Class in North Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA September 2018 – The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a leading school readiness organization focused on eliminating the achievement gap by ensuring that all parents have access to the knowledge, skills, and materials they need to build their children’s school readiness, is thrilled to announce the first graduation ceremony in North Philadelphia.

The graduation will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The celebration will be held at Smith Memorial Playground, located at 3500 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121. Forty-one children will be graduating, marking their completion of a successful two years of receiving PCHP in their homes.

This cohort of families is PCHP’s first graduating class in North Philadelphia. In partnership with the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), PCHP worked with 50 families over the last two years. In 2016, GreenLight Fund Philadelphia selected PCHP as its portfolio organization. With GreenLight’s investment, PCHP was able to launch a four-year expansion plan of working with 400 families a year by 2020. GreenLight’s support also allowed PCHP to attract additional funding from Vanguard’s Strong Start for Kids, The William Penn Foundation, The Philadelphia Foundation and the S Albert Fund.

PCHP is proud to be working with a total of 100 families in North Philadelphia and plans to work with PHA to identify other communities to work in over the next two years.

TThe PCHP National Center is proud of the wonderful work that is being done in North Philadelphia, and congratulates all of the graduates.

Media Contact:
Michelle Ioannou, PCHP Social Media & Events Manager
Phone: 516.883.7481 Email:
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