Family Literacy

Parent-Child Home Program

Parent-Child Home ProgramA family-based literacy program, the focus of the Parent-Child Home Program (PCHP) is to empower and support parents in realizing their role as their child’s first and most important teacher. The program is based on the Early Start model from the United States and CFS Western’s program is unique in Canada.

With the help of trained Home Visitors and specially chosen books and toys, parent and child experience the joy and values of reading, talking and playing together. Over time, the parent-child attachment relationship is strengthened through this interaction. PCHP takes two years to complete for each family so it repesents a major commitment from them and the Home Visitor.

PCHP has been operating for over 30 years through CFS Western’s Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre. CFS Western is grateful to the financial support of private funds that help operate PCHP.