The ParentChild+ Model

ParentChild+ (PC+) is a proven home visiting program focused on early childhood literacy, school readiness, and socio-emotional development. Trained Early Learning Specialists (ELSs) visit families twice weekly over a 2-year period while their child is age 2-4. ELSs model quality parent-child interactions, introduce play activities, and connect families to community resources. Families also receive free circular materials/support each week, building a library of high-quality books and educational toys across a total of 92 visits.

Assessments & Outcomes

Longitudinal research of the PC+ model demonstrates children who participate in PC+ are:

  • 50% more likely to be prepared for kindergarten than socio-economic peers
  • 50% less likely to be referred to special education services
  • Reading and doing math on grade level in third grade
  • And achieving a graduation rate 30% higher than a control group!

At Charlotte Bilingual Preschool, we implement this program from PC+ to MECK Pre-K, allowing us to monitor our students’ progress for at least 3 years.  Our methodology uses Parenting Interactions with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO™), a culturally sensitive and reliable tool that helps our practitioners evaluate and guide parents in the process of supporting their children’s development. We complement the process by following CBT Child Behavior Traits, a method designed to help regulate frustration, improve social problem-solving skills, and role-play assertive behaviors. 

We have been serving an average of 140 families per year and the results as measured by the DECA-P2 assessment, have been outstanding: our students are consistently showing greater social emotional growth than their non-PC+ counterparts, adequately preparing them for success as they enter kindergarten.

Our Funders


Speedway Charities

United Way


Would you like to participate?

Contact Steffany Cuesta at for more information.


6300 Highland Ave| Charlotte, NC 28215


Since 2014, Charlotte Bilingual Preschool has been awarded the highest ranking by the North Carolina Division of Child Development.

Charlotte Bilingual Preschool is proud to be a partner in the Smart Start of Mecklenburg network.