PCEP Evaluation Study
Thank you for your interest in the Parent-Child Education Program (PCEP) and evaluation study. Our AVANCE team is working with Rice University to conduct an evaluation of PCEP.
PCEP is a national model of early childhood education and parenting education. Parents learn to help their children excel during their most critical years of learning through various parenting workshops, creative toy-making sessions, and community resources. The program’s premise is that parents are their children’s first and most important teachers. The program has four components:
- Parenting Education: Parents learn about child growth and development. They understand that they are their children’s first and most important teachers and that the home is the first classroom.
- Toy Making Class: In this class, parents construct toys for their children that will aid them as they “learn through play.”
- Community Resources: The program introduces the parents to community resources. AVANCE schedules representatives from local organizations to conduct one-hour presentations to share information about available resources to parents and families at no cost.
- Children’s sessions: AVANCE provides a stimulating and nurturing educational environment for children 0 to 4 years of age while their parents attend the parenting sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information, call (956) 475-4136 or (956) 373-6575. If you are interested in participating in the PCEP program evaluation, please complete our interest form by following the link below and someone from our team will contact you.