Implementing ParentChild+® Core Model

Implementation last updated: 2019

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Estimated costs of implementation

Average cost per family

The national average cost is $3,750 [2018 dollars] per family per ParentChild+ Core Model cycle; 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.

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Labor costs

The average annual salary for a full-time ParentChild+ Core Model site coordinator ranges from $60,000 to $70,000 [2018 dollars]; the average hourly wage for home visitors is $15 to $19 [2018 dollars] per hour. Some program 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 must complete the initial 16-hour training, participate in the two-hour weekly training and supervision meetings, and complete required weekly paperwork.

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Purchase of model or operating license

ParentChild+ Core Model sites pay a two-year training and technical assistance fee to receive the full training institute for two people from the program site, all training and technical materials, and two years of intensive technical assistance until site certification after two complete years of model implementation. The two-year fee is $8,000 [2018 dollars] (subject to change). Thereafter, program sites pay an annual fee that is $300 [2018 dollars] (subject to change) to continue implementing the ParentChild+ Core Model, receive ongoing technical assistance, use the Management Information System, and remain a certified site.

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Cost of materials and forms

The National Center suggests that ParentChild+ Core Model sites budget approximately $250 [2018 dollars] per family per cycle for curricular materials (the books and toys). Some program sites receive donations of new books and toys, which reduces the estimated costs. The National Center also works with an array of vendors to provide discounts to ParentChild+ sites.

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Cost of training and technical assistance

Training and technical assistance are included in the fees listed above (see “Purchase of 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).
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Infrastructure costs

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

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Recruitment and retention costs

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

The information contained on this page was last updated in August 2019. 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 February 7, 2019. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.

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