Child-Parent Centers

The Child-Parent Center (CPC) Program is a center-based early intervention model that provides comprehensive educational and family-support services to economically disadvantaged children from preschool to early elementary school. The CPC program was established in 1967 through funding from Title I of the landmark Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. Initially implemented in four sites and later expanded to 25, the program is designed to serve families in high-poverty neighborhoods that are not being served by other early childhood programs. The overall goal of the program is to promote children's academic success and to facilitate parent involvement in children's education.