HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters)
What is 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.
HIPPY is a free two-year early learning program.
HIPPY empowers carers as their child’s first teacher.
HIPPY helps children make a successful transition to school and beyond.
In the first year of HIPPY, the year before school begins, families learn skills to get their children ready for prep.
In the second year, parents learn more about supporting their children’s learning and development at school and at home.
Benefits of HIPPY?
- Helps you as your child’s first teacher
- Helps children to be ready for school
- Builds self-esteem and confidence
- Families have fun learning together
- Strengthens links to your community
HIPPY is supported by research that shows that children’s most powerful learning comes from their family.
To join our program or for further information, please contact our HIPPY co-ordinator Sarah on 3808 1684 or send us a message via the contact page.
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services
“The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia”