Staff Training

The Parent-Child Home Program requires that all site coordinators complete 3 days of an Initial Training Institute before implementing the program. This Training Institute is offered by training staff from the National Center, or designated regional representatives, and is scheduled according to demand. Only site coordinators and other staff employed by an agency or school that has signed a Replication Agreement with the PCHP National Center may attend. The next scheduled Training Institutes will take place on:


  • January 29-31, 2019 at the PCHP National Center in Mineola, New York 


Staff trainings are open to new PCHP Coordinators at both new PCHP sites and existing sites.  Registration required.  Please contact Michele Morrison at for further information and registration form.


All new Site Coordinators are also required to complete their certification by attending a Follow-Up Training within a year of program implementation. The Follow-Up Training is offered in conjunction with the PCHP Annual Conference.


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