The first 2,000 days of life lay the foundation for a child's future health, academic and workplace success.
Prenatal to Kindergarten, Children's Health Investment Program (CHIP) is helping kids right from the start. CHIP provides services in Hampton Roads for children through age six and expectant mothers in the focus areas of health improvement, school readiness and self-sufficiency.
Through our unique team approach, families benefit from the guidance of both a Nurse and certified Parent Educator who meet with them at their home. Using evidence based curriculum, CHIP is improving the lives of the most vulnerable families in our community.
However, we can't do it alone. With 2 in 5 children in Hampton Roads living in or near poverty, the need for high quality early education is critical to the health of our community. Through our supporters of various volunteers, organizations and companies we can invest in each child's future and empower more children to reach their full potential as adults.
"Alone we can do little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
With our organization’s mission always in mind, we work hard to promote health and wellness. Last year, 96% of children enrolled in our program had a medical home. This is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.
At CHIP our vision is all children enter school healthy and ready to learn and succeed. This is by no means an easy feat, but through our home visiting program we know we can facilitate progress in this area; 100% of enrolled children receive development screens every 4 months or more often as indicted using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
With this initiative, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. CHIP parents increase their employment by 40% after one year.
In the words of our parents...
"CHIP means a lot to me, the program helps my daughter learn and helps with anything we need." - T. Tatem
"CHIP has really been a blessing to me and my family. All of the help and advise is really inspiring." - S. Jones
"For me the CHIP program has been a great help because I have learned how to help my children with daily activities . I have also learned how to better discipline my children. I'm so thankful for CHIP."- A. Barker
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