Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters is a 2-year home-based educational enrichment program that builds on the natural bond between a parent and child. The home visiting model helps parents with limited formal education prepare their preschool-aged children for successful early school experiences and strengthens the bonds among schools, families, and communities. The following resources offer information on the HIPPY program and its effectiveness, including State and local examples.
Contains 30 weekly activity packets, nine storybooks, and a set of 20 manipulative shapes for each year and is designed for children ages 2–5. In addition to these basic materials, supplies such as scissors and crayons are provided for each participating family. The program uses trained coordinators and community-based home visitors who go into the home and role-play the activities with the parents and support each family throughout their participation in the program.
Offers an evidence-based model that delivers 30 weeks of lessons to parents at home who in turn teach their 2- to 5-year-old child for 20 minutes each day. The HIPPY activities include reading, math, science, and motor and language skills in which cognitive, creative, social, and emotional development is addressed. The program is combined with group meetings where other HIPPY families can engage, support, and share experiences. These gatherings are key to the child’s success and encourage the family to stay committed to HIPPY.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare
Presents an overview of the evidence-based home visiting model, HIPPY, including program goals, essential components, delivery, education and training, implementation information, research, and additional references.
Provides a summary of research findings on the HIPPY program, a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps low-literacy parents prepare their 2- to 5-year-old children for success in school and life.
Florida HIPPY Training and Technical Center
University of South Florida, College of Behavioral and Community Services, Department of Child and Family Studies
Offers an overview of the Florida HIPPY Training and Technical Center and links to the HIPPY fact sheet, brochure, and newsletters.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters
Parent Possible (2020)
Describes the HIPPY program in Colorado, which helps parents with young children strengthen their children's cognitive, social/emotional, and physical development at home.