Balloon Sports

Summer is the perfect time to get outside and play! Children love balloons, so here are a few, great activities you can enjoy together as a family, using balloons!   You Will Need: • Balloons • Paper plates • Popsicle sticks • Streamer or string   Balloon Pong:…

Alrick's Story

Pudding Painting

This week we will focus on developing fine motor skills through messy play. During messy, sensory play, children’s imaginations and five senses are engaged as they use their fingers and hands to explore, discover, and create.   You will need: 1 packet of instant vanilla pudding mix, Milk,…

The Word Gap leads to the Readiness Gap

By the age of three, low-income children have heard 30 million fewer words then their middle-income peers (Hart and Risley 1995).  By kindergarten the word gap increases to over 40 million and the average low-income child has experienced only 25 hours of one-on-one reading time while their middle-income…

A Bittersweet Farewell to Beloved PCHP Graduate and Board Member

Julian Gomez is a beloved PCHP graduate and Board member. As he embarks on his next phase of success in Tokyo, Japan we are proud to share his story, extend our deepest gratitude for his support of PCHP, and wish him, and his growing family, all the best….

Shape Fans

This week we will focus on building early cognitive (brain) development through shape and color recognition using a fun, homemade art activity.   You will need: Cardboard (Tip: You can use old cereal or shoe boxes), Colored Construction paper, Safety Scissors, Glue or Tape Directions: Cut out different…


The Parent-Child Home Program – Q&A

Personal Sandbox

This week we focus on developing early math skills, like counting and measuring.     You will need: 1 empty shoe box, Sandbox Decoration (crayons, markers, stickers, etc.), 4 cups of flour, ½ cup of vegetable oil, ‘Molds’ – cups, bowls, etc., A large mixing bowl Directions: Allow…

Fall: Honoring a Parent Literacy Champion– Alrick Robinson

In this newsletter: Honoring the 2013 Parent Literacy Champion – Alrick Robinson PCHP at the NY Mets PCHP in the Media The Building Blocks of Block Play Fourth Annual Literacy Champions Gala Please click here to download a full copy of this newsletter

Spring: New York State Office of Children and Family Services Funds PCHP Expansion

In this newsletter: NYS Office of Children and Family Services Funds PCHP Expansion Great Books to Inspire Great Readers PCHP Site Anniversaries “How PCHP Impacted My Life”—A graduate’s first-hand account Recommended Summer Reading 28th Annual PCHP Conference and Thank You to Our Supporters Please click here to download…

Fall: Honoring the 1st Parent Literacy Champion

In this newsletter: Honoring a Parent Literacy Champion – Tammy Edwards Third Annual Literacy Champions Gala Honors Deloitte Parent Literacy Champion Finalists Winter Activities: Exploring Scribbling Thank You to Our Supporters PCHP’s ‘Pinteresting’ New Use of Social Media Please click here to download a full copy of this newsletter