HIPPY for Parents

What is HIPPY?

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a kindergarten readiness program for families with children 2 through 5. Home visitors, who are generally parents from your community meet with you weekly in the comfort of your own home to deliver curriculum and supplies and support you in your critical role as your child’s first and most important teacher. During these visits you will be guided through a carefully developed, progressive school readiness curriculum. Your home visitor practices role playing activities with you that you can do with your child at home. These activities help to strengthen your child’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social/emotional skills and physical development (and they’re FUN!). Children also receive assessments to measure their progress towards school readiness. Click here to find a HIPPY site near you.

 

 

Who is it for?
Preschool-aged children (2, 3, 4, and 5 year olds) and their parents or guardians.
What does it cost?
Services are offered at no cost for parents, foster/kinship parents, grandparents, and anyone else caring for children in their custody.
How often do we meet?
Weekly.  Each visit is approximately 60 minutes.
Where do I go for visits?
Services are provided in your home, virtually, or in a community location convenient to you.
What do parent educators help with?
Home visitors guide you through a carefully developed, progressive school readiness curriculum. Your home visitor practices role playing activities with you that you can do with your child at home. These activities help to strengthen your child’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social/emotional skills and physical development (and they’re FUN!). Children also receive assessments to measure their progress towards school readiness.
What should I expect?

·   30 weekly lessons to help you teach your child to improve their early literacy, math, social-emotional, and gross motor skills.

·   Free curriculum and supplies (9 free children’s books, crayons, scissors and shapes).

·   Activities and storybooks that bring literacy into your home and help your child develop a love of learning.

·   Opportunities to meet and connect with other parents through monthly parent meetings and other activities such as story-times, fieldtrips, and family picnics.

How can I learn more?
If you’re interested in more information related to your child’s development and would like to prepare your child for success in school – click HERE to find a program in your area.

 

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