Parent-Child Home
Program Coordinator:
Liz Kober
elizabethk@centerforfamilies.org
608.729.1165
Have fun reading!
 One Fish Two Fish - Dr. Suess 
One Fish Two Fish reading activity
A fun and easy snack to make while reading this Dr. Suess favorite. Count the fish and name their colors. Click the photo for the recipe. - by: Simple Girl

There Was An Old Lady One Fish Two Fish reading activity
A cute activity to go along with the children's story "There Was An Old Lady." Make an old lady out of an empty trash can, collect all the animals from the book and let the kids bring the story to life.
- by: The Thoughtful Spot Daycare 
Have fun playing!
Stacking Cups  father and son making a shapes collage at Play & Learn
There are so many ways to play with your children using these cups. You can count them, name their colors, order them by size, or stack them. Get creative and turn the cups into houses and construct a village or maybe they are cars whizzing down the highway. Either way, your kids will learn valuable lessons from these types of interactions.

Supported By::

Research into brain development tells us that children learn more in the first few years, than at any other time in life. We partner with other community organizations to provide specific early childhood initiatives. Our two Early Childhood Education programs are designed to help parents nurture that development in their children.

Parent-Child Home prepares young children for school success by strengthening positive parent child interaction that develops critical language and pre-literacy skills. Parents and children are in the program for two years, ages 2-4 years. Services take place in the family home.

Photo of Parent with Child

Early Childhood Education

How does it work?

Parent-Child Home is an in-home visiting program focused on early literacy, school readiness and parent support. Once enrolled in the program a home visitor is matched with a family and visits them 30 minutes twice a week. On the first visit of each week the home visitor introduces a book or a toy and gives the parents ideas on how to use it with their child. All of the books and toys the family receives throughout the program are theirs to keep at no cost to them. Allowing the families to keep the items is an important piece of the program, it helps them establish a sense of ownership and teaches them to take pride in and care of the things they own.

Millions of children begin kindergarten unprepared causing them to be "left behind" on the very first day of school. The program is set up to to prepare children for school success. The idea is that the child will be well prepared to enroll into a pre-k program directly after completion of the Parent-Child Home program. From there, the child will have been exposed to the play and interactive experiences that encourage problem-solving and the appropriate social-emotional developments to succeed in school.

Success Story

Hear from Amia and how her son, Malcolm, blossomed with the support of Parent Child Home Program.

Photo of 2015 Graduation

Watch the video HERE.

Whos Eligible?

Eligibility for Parent-Child Home is restricted please call Liz Kober at 608.729.1165 to see if you qualify.