Proven Results

Statistically when parents use PALS there are significant improvements that enhance their responsive interaction styles, which in turn create notable improvements in children’s development. 

Parent Outcomes  Child Outcomes 
71% used richer vocabulary with their children. 64% achieved higher cognitive test scores.
64% provided richer verbal explanations to their
72% achieved higher motor skills scores.
68% spent more time maintaining their child’s focus of
attention and interest.
64% showed greater expressive language skills.
55% provided more praise to their children. 59% showed larger receptive vocabularies.
69% showed greater warmth and sensitivity to their
59% initiated conversation with their parents more
69% were more contingently responsive to their
children (i.e.: parent’s response was well matched
to the child’s signals).
66% showed greater cooperation in providing a
response to parents’ requests
(compared to parents who received weekly home visits but
not PALS curriculum intervention)
(compared to children whose parents received weekly home
visits but not PALS curriculum intervention)


PALS Spotlights 

Substantial research concludes play-based learning, in combination with responsive interactions, is the best way to build academic and executive functioning skills in young children. PALS Spotlights designed for parents highlight key concepts from the research-based PALS program in short video segments. Housed in the freely available CIRCLE Activity Collection: Family, the videos show parents how to use PALS strategies throughout the day, during play, and daily routines to interact with their child in responsive, stimulating ways.