Last month our program was awarded accreditation from the National Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) as a provider of high quality home visiting services and consistent outcomes for families. This accreditation process is based upon a stringent set of elements grounded in more than 50 years of research. The process involves an in-depth examination of our site’s operation and the quality of work performed by the program coordinator and home visitors.
Families in PCHP programs are matched with a community-based early literacy specialist who gives each family a new high quality book or educational toy every week, oftentimes the first in the home. Using the book or toy, the visitor models reading, conversation, and play activities in the family’s native language. Activities are designed to stimulate parent-child interaction and promote the development of the verbal, cognitive, and social-emotional skills that are critical for children’s school readiness and long-term school success. Over the course of the two years and 92 home visits, families acquire a library of 46 high quality books. As families complete PCHP, staff work with them to ensure their children are enrolled in high-quality center-based preschool as the critical next educational step. Donate to help provide books for the children and families enrolled in our Parent Child Home Program.