A House in Austin provides a two-generational service model that addresses the needs of the whole family. With offerings geared toward both parent and child including early learning development, parenting classes, support groups, home visits, parent-child music classes, and healthy cooking courses A House in Austin prepares children to enter preschool with the language skills and emotional regulation tools needed to succeed.
Why We Invested
A House in Austin’s programming is informed by numerous evidence-based child development and parent engagement theories including Thirty Million Words, Trust-based Relationship Intervention, Guided Play, and Parents as Teachers. AHIA has an innovative program model that results in significant operating efficiencies and low cost per student compared to traditional early childhood development centers. They are a highly embedded and local organization playing a critical role in expanding access to early child care and development in the Austin neighborhood. AHIA is led by a highly committed and knowledgeable leadership team who are eager to work with ABC to improve data systems and infrastructure and enhance programming.
A House in Austin is eager to partner with ABC to improve its data collection and measurement capabilities, with the ultimate goal of better understanding and monitoring kindergarten readiness in the youth they serve. AHIA is also looking to strengthen certain aspects of its programming and operations, including through codification of program delivery and strengthening of volunteer recruitment channels.