Parent-Child Home Program

Girl playing with blocks

We work with the United Way of King County to add an additional 160 Seattle children to their Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP), a research-based early childhood literacy and school readiness program that works with families with children ages two and three not enrolled in a formal early learning program.

PCHP visits low-income families twice a week over a two-year period, for a minimum of 92 home visits. The families receive books and educational toys, which they get to keep. Home Visitors use these materials to model reading, play, and conversation activities that increase interactions between parents and child, build language and a literacy-rich home environment, and provide children with the skills to succeed in school.

Site staff also connect families with other needed services and help them access the next educational steps for their children.

Read more about the national Parent-Child Home Program: Social Impact Exchange's S & I 100 Index of Top Nonprofits Creating Social Impact.