HIPPY Impact

HIPPY Changes Lives

Decades of research have shown the HIPPY model to be effective in improving school readiness, parent involvement, school attendance, and standardized test scores in reading and math throughout elementary school.

Kids in HIPPY are more ready for kindergarten

Children who participated in HIPPY were between 1.5 and 2 times more likely to test ready for kindergarten compared to their peers. 1

HIPPY children are far more likely to advance from kindergarten to first grade.

The odds of being promoted to first grade were 5 times higher for those who participated in the HIPPY program.2

HIPPY creates lasting academic impact

A study of children from mostly low-income, Latino families found that those who participated in HIPPY as young children outperformed their peers on 5th grade reading and math assessments. 3

Parents who participate in HIPPY report closer relationships with their children

“Parents who participated in HIPPY learning activities with their child reported closer parent–child relationships” than those who weren’t involved with HIPPY.4

HIPPY parents are more involved in their child’s education

According to kindergarten teachers, 91% of HIPPY parents were “as involved” or “more involved” as their peers in their child’s education. 5

1 – Citation Payne, T., Ruby, J., Yampolskaya, S., Vatalaro, A.(2020) Florida HIPPY parents successfully prepare their children for kindergarten. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Volume 53, 2020, Pages 650-657.)

2 – Citation (Payne, T., Ruby, J., Yampolskaya, S., Vatalaro, A. (2020) Florida HIPPY parents successfully prepare their children for kindergarten.Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Volume 53, 2020, Pages 650-657.)

3 – Citation (Nievar, A., Brown, A. L., Nathans, L., Chen, Q., & Martinez-Cantu, V. (2018). Home visiting among inner-city families: Links to early academic achievement. Early Education and Development, 29(8), 1115–1128.)

4 – Citation (Nathans, L., Nievar, A., & Tucker, M. (2020). The effects of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program on Latino parenting using propensity score analysis. Journal of Social Service Research, 46(5), 726–739. https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2019.1656144)

5 – Citation (Brown, Amber & Johnson, Ursula. (2013). The Impact of HIPPY Participation on School Readiness and Parent Involvement. NHSA Dialog A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field. 17. 74-87.)