ParentChild Plus Program

The ParentChild Plus Program envisions a world where every child enters school ready to succeed because every parent/caregiver has the knowledge, skills, and resources to build school readiness that starts at home where the parent/caregiver is recognized as the child’s first teacher.

The ParentChild Plus Program is a FREE in-home early literacy and school readiness program for families with children 18 months - 3 years old for families who reside in Salem. 

During home visits, being in person or virtual, we focus on vocabulary, recognizing colors, letters, numbers and learning thru play.  The ParentChild + Program consists of a two-school year cycles. The visits are a half-hour, twice-a- week. Families will receive 92 home visits and acquire a free library of:
46 high quality books and educational toys
46 curricular guide sheets with tips on vocabulary building, engaging conversation, skill development, social- emotional development, imaginative play, literacy, music, and art activities.

An Early Learning Specialist will either conduct the visit in home or via Facetime or Zoom. The Early Learning Specialist models reading, conversation, and play activities to stimulate parent/caregiver-child interaction and promote the development of language, thinking, and social skills critical for children’s long-term success.
Early Learning Specialist develop close bonds and become trusted advisors and can connect families to a wide range of community resources and programming including food, housing, health care, and educational services. 

All our early learning specialists are former program parents.

Over the course of the program, families share a love of learning and experience success that will last a lifetime and will change their lives.

For more information contact:
Maureen Pasek-Tourville, ParentChild+ Program Manager
Phone: 978-998-9327 Email:

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