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Parent-Child Home Program

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The Parent-Child Home Program is a research-based early childhood literacy and school readiness program that supports low-income families with children ages 16 to 30 months.

Eligibility & Enrollment

PCHP enrolls children ages 16 to 30 months old and is provided at no cost to income-qualifying families. To learn more about this program and eligibility, please call PCHP Coordinator Camela Atherley-Quiñones at (206) 902-6453.

What is the Parent-Child Home Program?

We believe that you are your child’s first and most important teacher, and your home is your child’s first classroom. A PCHP-trained, community-based Home Visitor will visit your home twice a week for 30 minutes to help you prepare your child to be successful in school and life. You will learn creative ways to read and play with your child. PCHP provides your child with a free high-quality book or educational toy each week – at least 46 new books and toys! We also can connect you with an Early Learning Specialist that speaks your home language.


The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) envisions a world where every child enters school ready to succeed because every parent has the knowledge, skills and resources to build school readiness where it starts: the home.


The 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.



  • Half of Washington’s children enter kindergarten unprepared. Kids who start out behind their peers find it harder to catch up.

    Department of Early Learning, Overview of the WaKIDS Pilot, February 2011, accessed online March 1, 2013.