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Parent-Child Home Program: Resources to Learn More

  • At-a-glance description
    This one-sheet hits the highlights of the Parent-Child Home Program, and is perfect for sharing with others.

  • How the Parent-Child Home Program works (video)
    Sarah Walzer, CEO of the National Parent-Child Home Program, talks about the power of the program and how kids and families come out ahead.

  • List of providers
    See the details of how we're serving families all over King County with the Parent-Child Home Program.

  • Frequently asked questions
    Find out how the Parent-Child Home Program works, who benefits and what is involved for families and organizations that opt into the program.

  • How one program can change a classroom (video)
    Head Teacher Barbara Dixon from Bailey Gatzert Elementary shares her firsthand experience of how the Parent-Child Home Program has an impact beyond the family.

  • A wise investment for our community (video)
    Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith shares his views on how the Parent-Child Home Program helps close the opportunity gap and create a better workforce for our community.

  • National program video
    With decades of research behind this national program, see how the Parent-Child Home Program fills a particular gap in services for low income families.

  • The science behind it (video)
    Seattle is home to two of the foremost researchers in the area of brain development, Dr. Patricia Kuhl and Dr. Andy Meltzoff. In this video, see what they have to say about how the Parent-Child Home Programs builds on what the science of early learning tells us.

  • How it’s working in King County
    Each year United Way of King County evaluates the progress of the families participating in the program. Read key findings from Organizational Research Services.

  • 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 began a small-scale demonstration project of the program here, backed by corporate and foundation funding, as well as United Way.

    The demonstration project was 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.

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.

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