The Parent-Child Home Program
About This Program
The information in this program outline is provided by the program representative and edited by the CEBC staff. The Parent-Child Home Program has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Home Visiting for Child Well-Being.
The PCHP, a national early childhood program, promotes parent-child interaction and positive parenting to enhance children’s cognitive and social-emotional development. The program prepares children for academic success and strengthens families through intensive home visiting. Twice weekly home visits are designed to stimulate the parent-child verbal interaction, reading, and educational play critical to early childhood brain development. Each week the home visitors bring a new book or educational toy that remains with the families permanently. Using the book or toy, home visitors model for parents and children reading, conversation, and play activities that stimulate quality verbal interaction and age-appropriate developmental expectations.
Goals of The Parent-Child Home Program:
Please check in the Brief Description section above for the program's goals. If they are not there, the program's representative has not provided these since we began requesting them in Fall 2010.
Target Population: Two and three-year-olds who face multiple obstacles to educational and economic success. These risk factors include, living in poverty, being a single or teen-age parent, low parental education status, illiteracy/limited literacy, and families who are challenged by language barriers (e.g., immigrant families).
For children/adolescents ages: 2 – 4
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 2 – 4
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: June 2011
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2008
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: April 2008