Aired on: March 16th, 2010
3:30–4:30 p.m. (ET)
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Our Guest(s) This Week
Sarah Walzer has been the Executive Director of The Parent-Child Home Program, Inc. since 1997, during which time the Program has grown from 38 to over 150 sites. Before joining The Parent-Child Home Program, Sarah Walzer was Counsel to the Assistant Secretary for Legislation of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where she worked on legislation related to early childhood and domestic violence prevention programs, and the development of crime, substance abuse, and dropout prevention programs for youth. She has presented on The Parent-Child Home Program to many audiences, including the National Conference on Family Literacy, the Congressional Black Caucus, and the Council of Great City Schools. She also serves on the Agency Executives Council of the United Way of Long Island.
This Week's Topic
Preparing children to enter school with the cognitive and social-emotional skills they need to be successful students is critical to bridging the achievement gap. The Parent-Child Home Program, a school readiness program replicated in communities across the country, successfully prepares two- and three-year-olds to enter school ready to learn. Working with parents and children together, the model effectively builds the language, pre-literacy, and social-emotional skills, and parent involvement necessary for academic success. Forty-five years of research and evaluation establishes the Program’s success.
- What can be done to help parents prepare their children for success in school?
- What does the research say about these early interventions?
Kindergarten Readiness and School Success for Buffalo Parent-Child Home Program Graduates . (2010).
Learning how to play . (2010). The Boston Globe.
Partnership for America’s Economic Success. http://www.partnershipforsuccess.org/. (2010)
Recipe for Success in South Carolina . (2010).
Soaring to Success Through Books and Play . (2010).
The Parent-Child Home Program. (2010).
The Parent-Child Home Program at a Glance . (2010).
Title I-Eligible Parent-Child Home Program Graduates Are Better Prepared For Kindergarten. (2010).