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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — The Parent-Child Home Program is gearing up for its third year in Amarillo. The program operates in two year increments and is designed to help children ages 2-4 years old and the parent/parents of the child to be prepared for success in school. The program started more than 50 years ago and has expanded to 14 states. Amarillo is the first city in the Lone Star State to offer the program through a non-profit called Mission Amarillo.
The program works with children who are challenged by poverty, limited education along with literacy and language barriers.
“A low income child will have heard 30 million fewer words spoken to them by the time they’re three-years old than a higher income child will,” said Christy Jalbert, director of Parent-Child Home Program.
The program aims to enrich the relationship between children and parents. Jalbert tells ABC 7 News she kicked off the program after seeing first hand that children ages 2-4 and many parents need help in how to prepare for success in school.
“We’ve had kids start out not speaking at all, really not even knowing how to hold a book,” said Jalbert. “They have no interest in books but after two years in the program they love their books. The parents have learned how to talk to their kids and read to them and play with them.
During the first run in Amarillo, the program helped 29 kids. Less funding and a reduction from grants has the program only helping 18 kids this go round.
Please click here to read the full article on ABC 7 Amarillo.