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S: Parent-Child Home Program

BC: The Parent-Child Home Program at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis | 952-546-0616 | www.jfcsmpls.org | www.parent-child.org

1: Thanks to your generosity, children enter school ready to learn.

2: The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) encourages healthy development through facilitated play, reading and enriched conversation.

3: There are more than 40 years of success behind this family-friendly model. Your generosity helps to continue that success.

6: The PCHP site at Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis began in 2006 with 18 families. Today, more than 1,600 people have been served by the program.

8: Home Visitors provide two visits per week over the course of two years with families who have 2- and 3-year-old children. | PCHP serves families living in suburban Hennepin County. Many participating parents have not graduated from high school. Most of them do not have access to center-based early childhood or parenting programs. Locally, 50% of visits are conducted in Spanish or Somali.

9: Parents realize their role as their child’s first and most important teacher.

10: There are positive results for parents and children. Program graduates out-perform non-program children before and after kindergarten, and graduate from high school at a 20% higher rate than their demographic peers. Federally-funded research shows that years after completing PCHP, parent-child verbal interaction remained 50% higher than in similarly-situated families who did not participate in PCHP.

14: Sometimes the first book a child owns comes from PCHP.

15: Imagine the impact: You've given a child a library and beautiful, educational toys.

18: "I have recommended this to others; my child looks for the visitor out the window. I have learned so many things I would not have known about." "My child is expressing and communicating more. He sits for longer times to play." | Parents rave about PCHP...

19: "I have five children, so it is nice to have the time with one, and to have someone guiding me." "My child memorized a book and reads it to her grandparents and cousins!"

21: The staff, parents and children of the Parent-Child Home Program THANK YOU for helping us succeed!

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