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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…

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…

December 29, 2007

Helping Kids Thrive at School and at Home...

By Linda Shaw Seattle Times education reporter 12/29/2007 – Every week on Monday and Thursday afternoons, Chi Le Nguyen arrives on Em Tran’s doorstep to make a literacy house call. She pulls a book or toy out of her bag and summons Tran’s daughter Kathy who, no longer shy around…

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