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?
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.
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
4% American Indian/Alaska Native
<1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
7% Another race
2% ≤21 years
31% 22-29 years
59% 30-44 years
8% ≥45 years
29% No HS diploma
36% HS diploma or GED
22% Some college or training
13% Bachelor's degree or higher
38% Hispanic or Latino
62% Not Hispanic
94% Low-income status
6% Not low-income status
32% Another language
2% <1 year
86% 1-2 years
12% 3-5 years
Child insurance status