The National Center supports communities interested in establishing a ParentChild+ Core Model replication site by helping the community assess its needs, determine the target population, and identify potential implementing agencies and funding sources to support implementation of the model. The identified implementing agency develops an implementation plan and signs a replication agreement with the National Center, which grants the site provisional status to begin start-up activities.
Once the program site’s first cohort of families has completed the program (completed all 92 home visits), the site certification process begins. The program site completes a survey that addresses its funding status, expansion goals, and sponsoring agency support. The National Center reviews the survey and verifies that the data the program site has submitted meets requirements. Then, a staff member from the National Center visits the program site, reviews site and family files and curriculum materials, observes a staff meeting, and meets with the site coordinator, home visitors, and agency leaders to discuss both successes and challenges within the local context. Videos of home visits are also reviewed. If all these items meet the criteria of the National Center, the site is recognized as an official ParentChild+ Core Model replication site.
Regular site re-certifications occur every four years, or more frequently if there have been major changes in staff, population, size, or the sponsoring agency. Ongoing assessments based upon annual reports, documents, and MIS data determine whether a ParentChild+ Core Model site may continue to operate as an authentic replication site, using the ParentChild+ name and its copyrighted materials.
Local program sites are certified by the National Center based on adherence to ParentChild+ Core Model guidelines (including adequate record-keeping and supervision), the key elements set forth by the National Center, and the principles on which the ParentChild+ Core Model was founded.