The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP)
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 (PCHP) has been rated by the CEBC in the area of: Home Visiting Programs for Child Well-Being.
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 – 3
For parents/caregivers of children ages: 2 – 3
The PCHP, an early childhood program, promotes parent-child interaction and positive parenting to enhance children’s cognitive and social-emotional development. The program strives to prepare children for academic success and strengthen 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.
The goals of The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) are:
- Support positive parent-child interaction
- Children’s healthy social-emotional development
- Foster pre-literacy skills essential for school readiness
The outcomes of PCHP are:
- Increase quality and quantity of parent-child verbal interaction
- Increase pro-social behavior in the child
- Strengthen families
- Increase language and pre-literacy skills
Date Research Evidence Last Reviewed by CEBC: February 2015
Date Program Content Last Reviewed by Program Staff: July 2015
Date Program Originally Loaded onto CEBC: April 2008