Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley
“Stronger Communities Through Stronger Families”
Parent Child Home Program (PCHP)


Parent Child Home Program (PCHP)


The Parent-Child Home Program is a home-based, early learning, school readiness program for parents and their toddlers or preschoolers.

Children who have been in the PCHP:

  • Score better on school readiness measures
  • Score at or above the national average on reading and math tests
  • Are more likely to graduate from high school
  • Have lasting increases in IQ scores


  • Vision Statement:
    The Parent-child Home Program 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: in the home.

    Mission Statement:
    The Parent-child Home Program's 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.

    HOW DOES PCHP WORK?
  • You'll learn creative ways to read and play with your child and become actively involved in your child's education
  • Your child can stay in the program for 2 years
  • Home visitors begin to work with families when children are between 16 months and 3 years
  • Visits are only 30 minutes long and can be scheduled at the families' convenience
  • Throughout the school year a trained home visitor brings FREE educational toys and books for your child to keep


  • The Parent-Child Home Program is funded through the AllOne Foundation and the National Office of Parent-Child Home Program.


    For more information contact: Jean Kizis at 570-823-5144, ext. 330 or by email jkizis@fsanepa.org.