Programs that Work
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)
Children Ready for School
Children ages 0 to 5 exhibiting age-appropriate mental and physical development
Age of Child
Early Childhood (0-8)
Type of Setting
Type of Service
Type of Outcome Addressed
Cognitive Development / School Performance
Evidence Level (What does this mean?)
Other Reviewed Programs
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a school readiness program that aims to support parents as their children's first teacher by giving them the skills to work with their children in the home. The program is specifically designed to remove barriers to participation by specifically engaging parents who lack confidence in their ability to prepare their children for school, including parents with lack of education or limited financial resources. The HIPPY program model offers weekly, hour-long home visits to parents of children ages 3 to 5 for 30 weeks a year, and two-hour group meetings monthly or at least six times a year.
The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program has not yet been thoroughly reviewed by PPN, but preliminary review suggests it may be effective at improving outcomes for the indicators listed above.
This program is highly regarded by other credible organizations and reviews of the program can be found online at the websites listed below: