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Maribel Hinkle (left) uses a toy and a book to help North Bend parents Pablo Joaquin and Maria Elena Rodriguez build a foundation of reading, writing and thinking for their 21-month-old daughter, Cecilia Joaquin, as part of the Encompass Parent-Child Home Program.
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Parent-Child Home Program
United Way and Encompass have completed the first year of bringing the Parent-Child Home Program to our community! The Parent-Child Home Program is a national program that supports young children’s early literacy and school readiness. It bridges gaps in achievement, preparing children to enter school as ready to be successful students as their more advantaged peers. In this evidence-based program, participants show significant gains in high school graduation rates.
Watch this five-minute video to get the national perspective. And here is a United Way video that highlights the program.
Interested in participating? Here’s how it works:
During frequent visits to your home by our Parent-Child Home Program home visitors, your child will receive FREE books and toys.
To be eligible, for Parent-Child Home Program, you must:
-- Have a child between 16 and 30 months old.
-- Be low-income.
(From left) Emili Fletcher, Family Support manager, with Parent-Child Home Program home visitors Megan Soden, Nikki Lloyd, Lorena Reyes and Maribel Hinkle.
Space is limited, so sign up now!
The Encompass Parent-Child Home Program team:
To learn more about this program, please contact Emili Fletcher, Encompass Family Support manager, at 425.888.2777, Ext. 1219.
For further information on The Parent-Child Home Program please visit: www.parent-child.org