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 (ELSs) 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 for a minimum of 46 weeks (92 visits total). ParentChild+ works with families when their children are 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 575 community-based ELSs in 2021. The model requires ELSs to have educational, work, and/or life experience relevant to the work and their community; 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 ELSs is 15 families.
ParentChild+ was implemented by 259 community-based site coordinators in 2021. The model recommends that community-based site coordinators have educational, work, and/or life experience relevant to the work and their community.
Where is the model implemented?
ParentChild+ operated in 148 local agencies across 16 states in 2021. ParentChild+ also operated outside the United States and its territories in Bermuda, Canada, Chile, Ireland, Singapore, and the United Kingdom in 2021.
Families Served Through Home Visiting in 2021
2% American Indian/Alaska Native
<1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
42% Another race
40% Hispanic or Latino
60% Not Hispanic or Latino
3% ≤21 years
31% 22-29 years
60% 30-44 years
5% ≥45 years
31% No HS diploma
34% HS diploma or GED
22% Some college or training
14% Bachelor's degree or higher
24% Another language
91% Low-income status
9% Not low-income status
2% <1 year
85% 1-2 years
14% 3-5 years