External Validations and Recognitions

The Parent-Child Home Program is proud to have received a number of awards for its work, and to have been recognized as a highly effective organization and model program by independent evaluators in both the nonprofit and early childhood education sectors. The following links will take you directly to the referenced reports (if available).

Awards and Recognition: 

Library of Congress Literacy Award – The American Prize
PCHP was honored with the 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards’ American Prize. This prize is awarded to an organization that has made significant and measurable contribution to increasing literacy levels or the national awareness of the importance of literacy. (2016)
GreenLight Fund
GreenLight Philadelphia selected PCHP as its 2016 partner program and is supporting the launch of PCHP in Philadelphia and its expansion over a four-year period. (2016)
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – Bright Spot
The White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics recognized PCHP as a ‘Bright Spot’ for its investment in key education priorities for Hispanics. (2015)
Charity Navigator
PCHP recognized as a Four Star Charity for nine straight years. (2010 -2018 )
Awarded an Impact+ designation. (2018) 
Murdoch Community Hero Award (News Corp)
PCHP CEO Sarah Walzer was selected as a 2015 Murdoch Community Hero by News Corp. This award recognizes leaders of charitable organizations, especially in the area of education and economic development, who have been effective while taking fresh practical approaches. (2015)
Guidestar Exchange
PCHP designated a Gold Participant. (2013)
Rand Promising Practices Network
PCHP named a Promising Program that Works. (2012)
The Social Impact Exchange 100
PCHP was named one of America’s Top Performing Nonprofit Organizations. (2012)
Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
PCHP designated a Bright Spot Program. (2011)


Program Impact Citations:

Migration Policy Institute  highlights PCHP’s work with immigrant families. (2016)
OECD, Immigrant Students at School: Easing the Journey towards Integration recognizes the value of the Parent-Child Home Program in reaching hard to reach immigrant families with young children. (2015)
Early Intervention: The Next Steps (An Independent Study to Her Majesty’s Government) by Graham Allen MP named PCHP a Top Tier of Most Effective Early Intervention Programs. (2011)
National Dropout Prevention Center’s Model Programs named PCHP a program with Strong Evidence of Effectiveness. (2010)
California Evidence-Based Clearing House for Child Welfare listed PCHP as a program with Promising Research Evidence. (2008)
The Council for Children and Families of Washington recognized PCHP as an Evidence Based Program. (2008)
Sharing Success of New York State recognized PCHP as a Nationally Validated Educational Program that Works. (1979-present)
National Diffusion Network, U.S. Department of Education includes PCHP in Educational Programs that Work. (1978-1996)
Center for Studies of Child and Family Mental Health, National Institute of Mental Health named PCHP a Successful Model Program. (1978)
National Center for Education Communications, U.S. Office of Education recognized PCHP as a Model Compensatory Education Program. (1972)


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