Model Profiles

ParentChild+

ParentChild+, formerly called the Parent-Child Home Program, supports families with young children living in historically marginalized communities in accessing a path to possibility. ParentChild+ has an international network of program sites that work directly with families and family child care providers to ensure children achieve their greatest potential in school and life. Highly trained, community-based early learning specialists (ELS) conduct visits with families and family child care providers to model reading, conversation, and play activities to support school readiness.

What is the model’s approach to providing home visiting services?

Home visits take place twice per week during two 23-week cycles, for a minimum of 46 weeks (92 visits total). Services are provided to children between the ages of 16 months and 4 years old. Children typically enter the program at 2 years old and exit as they transition to pre-K or a Head Start center-based program.

ParentChild+’s service population includes the following:

  • Families with low incomes
  • Families experiencing language or literacy barriers
  • Families experiencing social isolation
  • Caregivers with limited access to education
  • Immigrant/refugee families
  • Families experiencing housing insecurity

Who is implementing the model?

Home Visitors

ParentChild+ was implemented by 799 community-based ELS in 2020. The model requires ELS to have a high school diploma or equivalent work and/or life experience, be fluent in their families’ home languages, share a cultural/community background with their families, and to have lived or worked in the communities they serve. The maximum caseload requirement for ELS is 15 families.

Supervisors

ParentChild+ was implemented by 292 community-based site coordinators in 2020. For this position, the model recommends at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work and/or life experience.

Where is the model implemented?

ParentChild+ operated in 136 local agencies across 15 states in 2020. ParentChild+ also operated outside the United States and its territories in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Ireland,  Singapore, and the United Kingdom in 2020.

 

Families Served Through Home Visiting in 2020

469,382
home visits provided
including 419,820 virtual visits
6,766
families served
6,997
children served

Caregiver age

2% ≤21 years

31% 22-29 years

59% 30-44 years

8% ≥45 years

Caregiver education

29% No HS diploma

36% HS diploma or GED

22% Some college or training

13% Bachelor's degree or higher

Ethnicity

38% Hispanic or Latino

62% Not Hispanic

Household income

94% Low-income status

6% Not low-income status

Primary Language

33% English

34% Spanish

32% Another language

Child age

2% <1 year

86% 1-2 years

12% 3-5 years

Child insurance status

80% Public

16% Private

5% None

Percentages may not add to 100 due to rounding.