Unconditional Child Care Program joins services with Pinebrook Family Answers
This unique program provides support services for troubled young children in danger of losing their child care placement due to challenging behavior problems.
By: Pinebrook Family Answers
Bill Vogler, President of Pinebrook Family Answers, announced, "Unconditional Child Care fits well within the mission and vision of Pinebrook Family Answers, and Pinebrook offers prospects for the program to grow stronger and offer more services to the community. The program was developed by CCIS and has been running successfully for 25 years. This service is truly an asset to the Lehigh Valley community which has a history of remarkable outcomes. I welcome working together to meet the needs of our families".
Betsy Gilgoff, Founder stated that "CCIS entered into an agreement for Pinebrook Family Answers to acquire the program, including the four Unconditional Child Care staff. The Board of Directors, and the Unconditional Child Care staff are excited about this opportunity for Unconditional Child Care to continue its important work with young children and their families in the Lehigh Valley."
UCC provides services to child care centers and families when young children are struggling to be successful in the early childhood classroom. Young children who are at risk of being removed from child care due to difficult behavior problems are the typical referrals to the program. Most of the children receiving services are under the age of five, and most are referred because of social-emotional delays, at risk of falling farther behind in all areas of development.
Results from 2017-2018 Program year:
· In a Program Evaluation completed by Marywood University in 2017 by Dr. Diane Keller, Unconditional Child Care had a success rate of 97% in maintaining children in child care.
· Of the children served 94% made gains in social emotional development and parents
o 100% always felt supported by the Unconditional Child Care Program
o 100% Always felt they had a voice in decisions for their child
o 89% felt that their parenting skills were strengthened
o 83% felt that their knowledge of child development was increased
ABOUT PINEBROOK FAMILY ANSWERS
Our Mission is to transform lives across generations by nurturing healthy children and strong families, supporting seniors, empowering individuals, and strengthening the Greater Lehigh Valley. Our goal is to help all types of families become healthy and flourish by providing services and programs to overcome challenges and succeed in daily living. Our focus is supporting children, adults and seniors to make them healthy, strong and self-sufficient. For more information, http://www.pbfalv.org.