ParentChild+

 

 

 

 

 

ParentChild+ is a home based early literacy, school readiness program serving families challenged by poverty, low education levels, language barriers and other obstacles to school success.  ParentChild+ prepares children to succeed in school and is proven to prevent high school dropouts.

Services:

  • Two half-hour home visits per week by a trained home visitor.
  • Free quality books and toys
  • Family events and gatherings

 

Effectiveness/Benefits:

  • Parents and children play and read together.
  • Children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.
  • Graduates achieve above the norm scores in standardized tests.
  • Graduates achieve scores in several areas, including math and reading, which are higher than similar children who did not participate in ParentChild+.
  • Graduates complete high school at a higher rate than similar children who did not participate in ParentChild+
  •  Parents learn to teach through play and talking.  They strengthen and enhance their bonds with their children.
  • Parents develop skills that continue through formal education.

Eligibility Criteria:
ParentChild+ serves families challenged by poverty, low education, language and other barriers.  ParentChild+ also serves Family Child Care Providers.

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Northern ParentChild+
For more information please call Karen Rowe, ParentChild+ Program Specialist at 413-664-4821, ext. 20 or email her at: krowe@ccberkshire.org.

Central ParentChild+
For more information please call Erin Morris, ParentChild+ Program Specialist at 413-443-0676,  ext 36 or email her at emorris@ccberkshire.org.

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