Who We Served in 2022-2023
Latino / Hispanic
Parents in our Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) increased knowledge in early childhood development
Children in our Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs meet or exceed standards in school readiness domains
Providers in our Quality Child Care Matters (QCCM) program increased their knowledge of licensing standards
Parents in AVANCE to College enrolled in continuing education
Children in our HS programs are kindergarten ready
Child care providers in Business Coaching received Child Care Relief Funding
Parents in PCEP demonstrated an increase in parent connectedness
Children in HS/EHS met or exceeded social emotional development expectations
Child care providers in QCCM demonstrated an increase in provider connectedness
What people say about us.
“AVANCE is the difference between before and now. It has given me the tools to better understand my daughter's needs and it showed me how to be a better mother.”
PCEP Graduate (AVANCE-North Texas)
Evidence and Investigations
There are many studies have been conducted to examine the impact of AVANCE programs, including randomized control trials, longitudinal studies, and a quasi-experimental study. Overall, the studies show the two-gen impact of our programming:
Parents who participate in PCEP provide more educationally stimulating home environments for their infants, have more positive attitudes towards childrearing and their role as teachers of their children, and have better parenting skills compared to non-PCEP parents.
Ten years after participation PCEP parents had experienced incredible increases in educational attainment, full-time employment and homeownership
Children who participate in PCEP have better attendance and better reading outcomes than children who did not participate in PCEP.
Children who participated in PCEP were more likely to attend pre-K, be school-ready at kindergarten entry, and have better attendance than a comparison group of demographically similar students