WJCS Parent-Child Home Program Celebrates 45th Anniversary
Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett joined in the 45th Anniversary celebration of the WJCS Parent-Child Home Program today, offering congratulations and praise to the program’s home visitors who lay the foundation that bridges the academic achievement gap between pre-school children from low-income families and their more economically advantaged peers. The WJCS Parent-Child Home Program, the only replication of the nationally-recognized model, is funded by the County and has helped thousands of parents become their children's first and most important teacher and has sent thousands of children off to school ready to learn and achieve over the long-term. Added Program Director Patrice Cuddy: "Without their commitment and skill in building relationships with the families, PCHP would not have survived. PCHP is a great program based on sound practices and theory, but the staff bring it home."