Home Instruction for the Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program (HIPPY) is a home-visiting, early intervention program for families with children aged three to five years of age. HIPPY offers free home-based early childhood education working with their parent(s) as their first teacher. The parent is provided with a set of developmentally appropriate materials, curriculum and books designed to strengthen their children’s cognitive skills, early literacy skills, social / emotional and physical development.
How HIPPY Helps Parents
- HIPPY begins with the basic tenet that all parents want the very best for their children, but might need support and help in developing their children’s potential.
- HIPPY gives parents the tools, skills and confidence they need to be the primary educators of their children.
- HIPPY teaches parents how to engage their children in educational activities.
- HIPPY delivers services through home visits by trained peers from the community.
- HIPPY provides additional learning experiences through group meeting activities and special events.
How HIPPY Helps Children
- HIPPY is primarily cognitive-based focusing on language development, problem solving, logical thinking and perceptual skills.
- HIPPY’s curriculum covers the skills necessary to acquire reading and other literacy skills.
- HIPPY’s curriculum is developmentally appropriate and builds on the child’s interests and maturing skills.
- HIPPY offers skill development through a variety of approaches.
- HIPPY fosters social-emotional and physical development in children.
For more information about HIPPY please call 702-631-7130 or visit www.hippyusa.org