The Parent-Child Home Program

At a Glance

National Office: 
1415 Kellum Place, Suite 101
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-883-7480

Sarah E. Walzer
People Served: 
7,200
Year Founded: 
1965
Tax ID: 
11-2495601

Focus area(s):

Early Education
After-School & Out-of-School

Description

The Parent-Child Home Program utilizes home visiting to engage families who have not had access to educational and economic opportunities in a unique evidence-based school readiness and early literacy program.  The Program successfully prepares children for school success and high school graduation by increasing language and literacy skills, enhancing social-emotional development,and strengthening the parent-child relationship. 

Impact and Outcomes

84% of Program graduates went on to graduate from high school.
80-85% of enrolled families completed both years of the Program.
At the start of the Program, only 9% of parents regularly exhibited positive parenting behaviors. At the end of the second year, 92% of parents exhibited positive parenting behaviors and interactions with an average frequency of “most of the time” or greater.
At the start of the Program, only 4% of children exhibited positive behaviors. At the end of the second year, over 90% of participating children exhibited positive behaviors with an average frequency of “most of the time” or greater.
As of third grade, fewer Program graduates than controls had been placed in special education classes (14% vs. 39%).
78% of the families who completed PCHP in 2009 and 2010 enrolled their children in formal preschool programs following PCHP.

Mission & Goals

The Parent-Child Home Program’s (PCHP) nationwide network of program sites provides low-income families with the necessary skills and tools to ensure their children achieve their greatest potential in school and in life. The National Center assists underserved communities in replicating and expanding PCHP’s proven school readiness program that builds early parent-child verbal interaction and learning at home.  Together we are strengthening families and communities, and preparing the workforce of the future.

Program

The Parent-Child Home Program model provides low-income families with twice a week visits over a two-year period, for a minimum of 92 home visits.  The families receive books and educational toys, introducing permanent literacy tools into the home.  Using these materials, community-based early literacy specialists model for parents and their children, ages two to four, reading, play, and conversation activities that increase parent-child interaction, build language and literacy-rich home environments, and provide children with the skills they need to succeed in school.  Site staff connects families with other needed services and help them access the next educational steps for their children.  The Program uses well-trained, well-supervised early literacy specialists from the community, often hiring parents who have completed the Program.  The Program’s National Center provides guidance on start-up, program implementation, staff training and supervision, and fund development to public and private state, county, and local partner agencies.  These partner agencies serve defined geographic areas and/or target populations and, following training of the site coordinators by the national office, hire, train, and supervise their own local home visiting staff.  The National Center supports each partner agency site by establishing proven and effective implementation and outcome standards, and providing quality assurance, site certification, a data management information system, and assistance with research and evaluation.  The National Center also identifies new partner agencies and funding streams and develops high quality analysis and information on the Program.

Impact

o   PCHP children are 50% more likely to measure ready for kindergarten than their socio-economic peers.

o   PCHP graduates outperformed the statewide average on third grade Washington state math achievement tests.

o   Significantly more English Language Learner PCHP graduates demonstrated a higher level of English proficiency in kindergarten.

o   Program graduates scored 2 ½ times higher on social-emotional skills than a control group.

o   PCHP graduates see a 30% higher graduation rate than their socio-economic peers.

o   Program children enter school performing 10 months above their chronological age.

o   Program graduates are 50% less likely to be referred to special education by the third grade.

Growth Plan

The national office’s modest $1.2 million budget leverages over $15 million in public and private investment in direct services across the country.  The average local site budget is approximately $150,000.  Local partner agencies are responsible for raising their own budgets; however, they receive significant assistance from the national office in terms of identifying and advocating for public funding streams and identifying and applying for private funding.  Historically, the national office has relied primarily on foundation grants and training and technical assistance fees from the partner agencies, with the remaining support coming from individual donors and corporate contributions. 

The national office’s new economic model is designed to decrease the percentage of income from grants and increase the percentage from revenues.  The model also assumes the national office’s new annual fundraising event will bring in an increasing amount over the next three years.  In 2010, the first year, it netted $250,000.  The economic model assumes that the organization’s long-time foundation supporters will continue to support the program through this growth period, as relationships are established with new national and regional funders.  The model is sustainable, relying on a balanced approach to income spread across a variety of contribution categories, including broadening the network of regional funders to support expansion and quality assurance, increasing revenues from partner agencies, and the annual fundraising event.

Growth Plan

With strategic investments in capacity and research, the Program can significantly increase the leverage power of the national office while keeping its annual budget under $2 million.  To implement this three-year growth plan, the organization requires a one-time investment of $1.5 million to enhance its organizational capacity at the national and regional levels, to conduct and analyze new research, and to enhance support systems to ensure quality and fidelity as the Program expands.  The central tenet of the plan is to deliberately create a strong presence in selected states, some where the Program is already present and some new.  This expansion into new communities and of existing sites will create opportunities to identify new foundation, corporate, and individual donors, and develop relationships with local and regional United Ways and other business partnerships.  In order to build on these opportunities, the national center will develop a network of regional staff to sustain the critical “on-the-ground” relationships.                                                       

The key growth plan targets are:
 

  • Enhance national office capacity by increasing staff by 50%.
  • Double the regional staff backed by strong systems in the national office and focus on cultivating public and private funders, increasing the Program’s visibility, and providing program support and quality assurance to a network of sites.
  • Update and expand the research base.
  • Increase the number of families served by 30%.
  • Increase the number of local partner agencies by 25%.
  • Increase the public and private federal, state, and local funds leveraged by the national office to support direct services for families across the country from $15 million to $30 million.

Location of Sites

National Office: 
1415 Kellum Place, Suite 101
Garden City, NY 11530
Phone: 516-883-7480
List of locations

To make a contribution to a program site:

  1. Click on the "Make a Contribution Now" button and include the name, city and state of the program you would like to support, in the "notes" text box on the organization's donation form, if available.
  2. If a "notes" or "designation" box is not available, write the city and state on your check in the "notes" section or call the national office to designate your contribution to a local program site.

Locations in the following states:

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Dublin

Florida

Illinois

Massachusetts

Manitoba

Michigan

Minnesota

New Jersey

New York

Pennsylvania

South Carolina

Washington

Wisconsin

Financials

Most Recent Budget

Year Ended:

2014

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$10,000
Foundation Grants: 
$1,145,000
Government Funding: 
$314,000
Contributions from Individuals: 
$145,000
Special Events: 
$290,000
Program Services Fees: 
$152,900
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$53,000
Other Revenue: 
$23,900
Other Revenue (Description): 
Bequests
Total Revenue: 
$2,133,800

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$1,000,648
Occupancy: 
$103,653
Travel & Entertainment: 
$23,300
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$25,255
Telephone & Communications: 
$78,180
Payments to Affiliates: 
$765,000
Other Expenses: 
$198,100
Other Expenses (Description): 

Conference and Training Institute Expenses, consultants (advocacy, regional, accounting/audit), MIS, website Insurance.  

Other Expenses (Description): 

Total Expenses: 
$2,194,136

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain/Loss: 
$-60,336

Prior Year Actuals

Year Ended:

2013

REVENUE

Corporate Grants: 
$117
Foundation Grants: 
$1,286,103
Government Funding: 
$69,654
Contributions from Individuals: 
$129,569
Program Services Fees: 
$142,028
Membership Dues: 
$0
Other Earned Income: 
$59,788
Other Revenue: 
$25,866
Other Revenue (Description): 
Bequests: $1,000,000
Special Events: 
$275,256
Total Revenue: 
$1,988,381

EXPENSES

Salaries, Related Salaries & Professional Fees: 
$751,865
Occupancy: 
$101,463
Travel & Entertainment: 
$22,856
Office Supplies, Printing, Postage: 
$20,100
Telephone & Communication: 
$35,718
Payments to Affiliates: 
$844,572
Other Expenses: 
$178,367
Other Expenses (Description): 

Conference and Training Institute expenses, consultants (advocacy, regional, accounting/audit), MIS, website insurance, depreciation and amortization. 

Total Expenses: 
$1,954,941

NET GAIN/LOSS

Net Gain / Loss: 
$33,440

Major Funders

o   Altman Foundation

o   Richard Goldman Family Foundation

o   Horace Hagedorn Foundation

o   Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation

o   Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation

o   Rauch Foundation

o   Reader’s Digest Foundation

o   Viking Global Investors

o   GreenLight Fund

o   Robin Hood

o   United Way of King County, WA

o   New York City Council

o   Thrive Washington

o   News Corporation

o   Deloitte

o   Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation

o   Pinkerton Foundation