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Parent Child Home Program

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ParentChild+ Program

The ParentChild+ Program is offered through the Lynn Public Schools Coordinated Family and Community Engagement (CFCE) program and funded through a grant awarded to Lynn Public Schools by the Department of Early Education and Care.

The ParentChild+ Program is offered to families with children 18 months through 3 years of age residing in Lynn and Nahant. This national research based program was founded more than 50 years ago and has a long history of positively impacting families.

The PCHP Program is a research based early literacy program that engages the parent as their child's first and most important teacher. Through the program, parents learn creative ways to read and play with their child to prepare them to be ready for and successful in school.

ParentChild+ National Outcomes include:

  • ParentChild+ graduates are 50% more likely to be prepared for kindergarten than their socio-economic peers.
  • ParentChild+ graduates scored 2.5x higher on social-emotional skills than their peers.
  • ParentChild+ graduates enter school performing 10 months above their chronological age
  • ParentChild+ graduates have a 30% higher graduation rate than their underserved peers.

Families can enroll in this free two year program and receive two 30 minute home visits with an Early Learning Specialist weekly during the school year. The Early Learning Specialist brings a new book or educational toy each week that remains in the home.

The books and toys are free of charge to all families. The Early Learning Specialist engages the parent and child in play and shares information about child development, community events and more. Enrolled families may select to participate in the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Developmental Screening and Social Emotional Screening to help parents support their own child's educational development. The program also provides information about community resources and individualized referrals as needed.

For further information or to register, please contact:

Parent Child Plus Coordinator

Kathy Westin
(781) 953-3237
[email protected]

Early Childhood Students