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October 4, 2018

Home Visitors: The Real Reason We’re Making Progress In Early Learning...

United Way of King County Blog, 9/26/18 United Way believes that when parents become their children’s first and best teachers, kids start school on a path to success. BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? It means more than providing a safe place to live, sleep and play. It means…

September 20, 2018

Nearly 70% of Yakima County kids not ready for kindergarten...

KIMA Action News, 9/18/18    WEST VALLEY, Wash. — Katie Horton is a Kindergarten teacher at Ahtanum Valley Elementary School. She says its pretty easy to tell which of her students went to preschool and which didn’t, based on things like math and reading. Experts say only about…

January 3, 2018

The Seattle Times, 1/3/18   300 more Seattle-area families to join program that helps them teach ...

The United Way of King County recently awarded $1.5 million to expand a program that helps low-income parents teach their toddlers using educational books and toys. About 1,000 low-income families in Seattle and King County were enrolled last year in a home-visiting program that helps parents prepare their…

December 23, 2016

The Seattle Times, 12/23/16   Teaching in King County’s living rooms: Parent coaches share what ...

What have two women learned about childhood development from working with the Parent-Child Home Program, which sent them into the living rooms and kitchens of some of King County’s poorest homes? The key to the success of King County’s Parent-Child Home Program, featured Wednesday in The Seattle Times,…

December 23, 2016

The Seattle Times, 12/21/16   Teaching parents how to teach their toddlers: Seattle-area program ...

Nearly a decade before Seattle voters agreed in 2014 to subsidize a preschool program for the city’s families, a small, pilot effort for even younger children debuted in 106 living rooms across King County. Organizers approached parents with a simple sales pitch: Did they want help preparing their…

June 1, 2016

Two Cities, Two Children, Two Very Different Paths...

Ella is three months old, a firstborn child. She lives with her family in Seattle zip code 98118 in the Rainier Beach neighborhood in the city’s far southeast corner. Her mom and dad both work two jobs to make ends meet but still fight to rise above the…

May 24, 2016

WATCH: 4-year-olds celebrate their Graduation Day...

It was Graduation Day for 4-year-old kids, complete with caps and gowns. These children were enrolled in King County’s Parent-Child Home Program — a preview of things to come as the county’s “Best Start for Kids” initiative was passed by voters last fall. One mom says her son’s…

February 9, 2015

Parent-Child Home Program in Renton, WA featured in The Renton Reporter...

“As a young, single parent, Janiesha said it’s difficult to know how to teach her children new things, but the program has helped. Maliyah likes the educational games her home visitor brings and she’s learning the alphabet and her numbers.” Congratulations to Atlantic Street Center and United Way of…

October 13, 2014

United Way Writes Supplement Published in Puget Sound...

Launching its campaign for expansion in King County, WA, the United Way wrote a supplement published in the Puget Sound Business Journal titled Failure is not an option. To read the full report, please click here.   Click here to see PCHP’s profile on Charity Navigator’s website.

September 3, 2014

Happy Father’s Day from the Parent-Child Home Program!...

Meet Mario Mario recently completed the Parent-Child Home Program at Southwest Youth and Family Services in Seattle, Washington. His mother, Elvira, smiled proudly as he posed in his white graduation outfit; but two years ago when Elvira first learned about the Program, she was nervous about having someone in…

June 26, 2014

Road Map Project Awards Program: Meet the Finalists!...

Meet the finalists! We are thrilled to announce 21 finalists for the first-ever Road Map Project Awards Program! These efforts are working to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South Seattle and South King County. This diverse group of finalists, which are partnerships, programs and…

October 1, 2010

United Way of King County, WA to Expand Parent-Child Home Program...

About six and a half years ago, a coalition of business leaders, determined to find a way to insure that Seattle would have a strong, sustainable, skilled workforce in the future, created the Business Partnership for Early Learning (BPEL) and began researching the most effective way to achieve…

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