Parent-Child Home

Promotes verbal interaction, parent-child bonding and school readiness skills through a home visiting program.

Community Impact

  • More than 17,200 home visits were conducted with 530 families
  • More than 8,900 books and toys were distributed
  • 100 percent of families increased positive verbal interactions
  • 100 percent of children increased positive behaviors



When Lisah was enrolled in The Parent- Child Home Program in 2013, she only spoke a few words, was shy, had a short attention span and was very possessive with the program’s books and toys. Lisah is now in preschool and her teacher uses Lisah to assist other children in the classroom. She recently asked Lisah’s mother what she had been doing at home for Lisah to be so advanced for her age. Her mother credits The Parent-Child Home Program for Lisah’s school readiness skills and the success she is having in preschool.

–Jennifer Abaid, Site Coordinator, Boys Town of South Florida