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Implementing Parent-Child Home Program

Estimated Costs of Implementation

Last Updated

July 2015


Average Cost per Family

The national average cost per families is $2,800 [2015 dollars] per family per year; however, serving higher-risk populations, multilingual populations, and high-cost locations will increase the cost per family. This estimate includes labor costs, administrative costs, the annual program fee, and the costs of materials for families.


Labor Costs

The average annual salary for a full-time site coordinator ranges from $55,000 to $65,000 [2015 dollars]; the average hourly wage for home visitors is $14-$18 [2015 dollars] per hour. Some sites use volunteer home visitors, identify suitable students through field placement programs, or partner with local AmeriCorps programs to lower home visitor costs. Both paid and volunteer home visitors complete the initial 16-hour training, participate in the two-hour weekly training and supervision session, and complete required weekly paperwork.


Purchase of Program Model or Operating License

Sites pay a two-year training and technical assistance fee to receive the full training institute for two people from the site, all training and technical materials, and two years of intensive technical assistance until site certification after two complete years of program implementation. The two-year fee is $8,000 [2015 dollars] (subject to change). Thereafter, sites pay an annual fee that is $300 [2015 dollars] (subject to change) to continue implementing the Parent-Child Home Program, receive ongoing technical assistance, use the management information system, and remain a certified site.


Materials and Forms

The National Center suggests that sites budget approximately $250 [2015 dollars] per family per year for curricular materials (the books and toys). Some sites receive donations of books and toys, which reduces the estimated costs. The National Center also works with an array of vendors to provide discounts to Parent-Child Home Program sites.


Training and Technical Assistance

Training and technical assistance are included in the fees listed above (see “Purchase of Program Model or Operating License”). Additional training for home visitors or other agency staff can be purchased from the National Center. Training for replacement or additional site coordinators is half the initial training fee (subject to change).



To use the web-based MIS, sites must have at least one computer with internet access.


Recruitment and Retention

No information is available about the costs of recruiting and retaining families.



The information contained on this page was last updated in July 2015. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by The Parent-Child Home Program National Center on April 23, 2015. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.