Parent-Child Home Program: Resources to Learn More
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From the Puget Sound Business Journal: "Failure is not an option" [PDF]
Read a detailed profile of the Parent-Child Home Program from a June 2010 issue of the Puget Sound Business Journal. Find out about results to date, and United Way’s plan to take the program to scale.
Parent-Child Home Program case statement [Word]
Learn why supporting the Parent-Child Home Program is an excellent investment in children, their parents and the future of our community. Find out how we know that this program is right for King County.
Get answers to your questions about the Parent-Child Home Program. Find out how it works, who benefits and what is involved for families and organizations that opt into the program.
BPeL: An early advocate for the Parent-Child Home Program.
In 2005, a group of concerned business leaders came together as the Business Partnership for Early Learning (BPEL). They were interested in doing more to ensure that every child, regardless of background, would have an equal chance at success in school. After looking at great programs from across the country, they concluded that the Parent-Child Home Program had the greatest potential for King County. So they began a small-scale pilot of the program here, backed by corporate and foundation funding, as well as United Way.
The pilot was subjected to a rigorous 5-year evaluation, and proved so successful that United Way has now committed to taking the program to scale, so that every family who needs and wants it can take part. Here you can read BPEL's five-year evaluation of the pilot or a summary of the key findings. There's also great information about the program's rollout — including stories of families that have benefited — in this series of annual reports:
- 2010 BPEL Annual Report
- 2009 BPEL Annual Report
- 2008 BPEL Annual Report
- 2007 BPEL Annual Report
- 2006 BPEL Annual Report
Ready to make a commitment for a stronger, brighter future? Donate to this exciting and highly effective program today! Contact Anne Adams, donor relations manager at 206.461.3735. Or you can give online now.