Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
- Home-based parent training on school readiness
- Provides parents with a curriculum and a set of books and materials to build cognitive and early literacy skills and social, emotional, and physical development
- Materials include 30 weekly activity packets, a set of books, and 20 manipulative shapes for each year
Strength of evidence
Evidence level: Proven (highest tier)
Proven (highest tier)
Ranked as having the highest level of evidence by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Parents with children under the age of 5
Outcomes and impact
- Improved school readiness outcomes and higher demonstrated achievements in school
- Improved home literacy environments and increased parent involvement in children’s academic learning
- Reports from parents that they spend more time reading to their children
- Higher achievement scores in reading, math and social studies in third, fifth, and sixth grades
Keys to successful implementation
- Note: This content is under review
- Engage with home-based child care providers to learn about community needs, challenges, and adaptations to the curriculum.
- Consider pooling resources for cost efficiency and to maximize benefits to families.
- Train program facilitators to encourage program fidelity and efficient delivery during home visitations and other engagement with parents.
- Recruit multilingual providers to communicate with parents in their preferred language.