The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is an intensive school readiness program for children ages 2 to 4 and their parents. PCHP is a free program that helps families who have not had access to education and economic opportunities access high-quality early learning services and prepare their young children for school by enhancing language, literacy and social-emotional development and strengthening the parent-child relationship. Trained Home Visitors model to parents in a non-directive way, demonstrating important parenting skills, positive verbal interaction, and play in order to enhance their child’s development. Program components include:
- Twice-weekly 30 minute visits with a trained Home Visitor
- Program runs for 23 weeks from October to June
- Each child receives a free book or educational toy every program week
- Parents receive coaching and modeling to support their child’s development
Find out more at the Parent-Child Home Program national website.
PCHP enrolls children ages 16 to 30 months old and their caregivers, with priority given to low-income and immigrant/refugee families. For more information about enrollment contact PCHP Program Coordinator Marjorie Schnyder by phone at (425) 289-7515 or email her here.