Archive for Massachusetts

Super Bowl LII

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! The New England Patriots vs. the Philadelphia Eagles… or is it really Massachusetts PCHP sites vs. Philadelphia PCHP sites? Massachusetts PCHP sites reach over 1350 families. Philadelphia PCHP sites, while just in year two of implementation, reach almost 200 families. PCHP families, children, and…

PCHP Board Member Hillary Frommer Visits Chile Site

PCHP Board Member Hillary Frommer recently had the opportunity to visit the Fundacion Ninos Primeros PCHP site in Santiago, Chile. She had the pleasure of meeting Amelia, one of the site’s first graduates, and her mother Victoria. Hillary was honored to be welcomed into Victoria and Amelia’s home,…

PCHP’s Stoughton, MA Site Hosts a Literacy Night!

Mindful that “children are made readers on the laps of their parents” Stoughton Parent-Child Home Program recently hosted a family literacy night. Parents and pajama-clad children cuddled on blankets while authors Carolyn-Curtis-Mahoney (author of I Took the Moon for a Walk) and Sarah Marwil Lamstein (author of Big…

PCHP Early Learning Specialist Becomes A Published Author

PCHP is very proud that of one of our Cambridge, MA PCHP Early Learning Specialists is now a published children’s author! Being a PCHP Early Learning Specialist has enriched Ellen Mayer’s writing. Her books, published by Star Bright Books, are PCHP recommended and great children’s books for 0 –…

PCHP Parent & Early Learning Specialist Lisa Torrey

Lisa Torrey, a PCHP Parent turned Early Learning Specialist writes about the critical impact of Pittsfield’s PCHP site. I am writing to advocate for a program we are fortunate to have in Pittsfield Public Schools.  The Parent Child Home Program is an educational program for children ages 2 and 3…

Super Bowl

Super Bowl Sunday. Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots, or is it Washington PCHP sites vs. Massachusetts PCHP sites? Washington and Massachusetts are big supporters of PCHP and their football teams.  Washington PCHP sites reach over 1,000 children.  Massachusetts PCHP sites reach over 900.  PCHP is excited about…

Springfield Parent-Child Home Program early literacy and school readiness model to expand The Funder Collaborative for Reading Success awards $150,000 to reach additional families

Springfield, MA, July 22, 2013 – The Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) has received a two-year, $150,000 grant from The Funder Collaborative for Reading Success, which provides funding in support of Read! Reading Success by 4th Grade, to expand the proven parenting, early literacy, and school readiness program. These…

Dr. James A. Shiminski Receives the 2010 Soaring to Success Award

Pittsfield, MA – Dr. James A. Shiminski, Former Title I Director of the Pittsfield Public Schools, was honored for his commitment to expanding The Parent-Child Home Program with the 2010 Soaring to Success Award. The award was presented to Dr. Shiminski on December 9, 2010 at a ceremony…

The Parent-Child Home Program Selected as Finalist for Root Cause’s 2011 Social Innovation Forum

The Parent-Child Home Program Selected as Finalist for Root Cause’s 2011 Social Innovation Forum Root Cause’s Social Innovation Forum has named 26 nonprofit organizations as finalists competing for five awards cash and in-kind services valued at over $100,000 BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—The Social Innovation Forum, an initiative of the nonprofit…