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 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 target population includes the following:
- Low-income families
- Families experiencing language or literacy barriers
- Families experiencing social isolation
- Parents/caregivers with limited access to education
- Immigrant/refugee families
- Families experiencing housing insecurity
Who is implementing the model?
ParentChild+ was implemented by 971 community-based ELS in 2019. The model requires ELS to have a high school diploma or equivalent, 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 298 community-based site coordinators in 2019. The model recommends at least a bachelor’s degree for community-based site coordinators.
Where is the model implemented?
ParentChild+ operated in 135 local agencies across 16 states in 2019. The model also operated outside the United States and its territories in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, England, Ireland, and Singapore in 2019.
Families Served Through Home Visiting in 2019
5% American Indian/Alaska Native
<1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
5% ≤ 21 years
30% 22-29 years
64% 30-44 years
1% ≥ 45 years
31% No HS diploma
31% HS diploma or GED
13% Some college or training
26% Bachelor's degree or higher
36% Hispanic or Latino
64% Not Hispanic
100% Low-income status
0% Not low-income status
2% < 1 year
87% 1-2 years
11% 3-5 years