HIPPY: The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters
HIPPY is a two-year, home-based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers as their child’s first teacher.
Year one of the HIPPY program starts the year before school and parents learn skills that prepare their children for school. The second year of HIPPY helps parents learn more about supporting their children’s learning and development at school and at home.
The program is a long-running successful, international program. Parents do 10 – 15 minutes a day of educational activities with their children. A trained HIPPY Tutor meets with them regularly to support and practice the program.
Families who have been through the HIPPY program show a number of benefits:
Children who are better prepared for school are very well equipped to be successful throughout their lives
If you’re interested in the HIPPY program,
contact Clare Mclean (HIPPY Coordinator) on 9192 9640 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services