State coordinating offices provide assistance and support to new and existing HIPPY programs in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, and Texas.
Implementing Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)®
Last updated: April 2017
HIPPY serves parents with children ages 3 through 5.
- A developmentally appropriate school readiness curriculum
- Weekly home visits and regular group meetings
- Role play as the method of instruction
- Staffing structure that includes peer home visitors from the community in which the family is being served and professional coordinators with sensitivity to the needs of vulnerable families
Model Intensity and Length
HIPPY USA recommends that sites offer the three-year program option for parents of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds. However, sites may choose to implement a two-year program option. It is highly recommended that parents complete the Age 4 curriculum before entering the Age 5 curriculum.
Adaptations and Enhancements
The information contained on this page was last updated in April 2017. Recommended Further Reading lists the sources for this information. In addition, the information contained in this profile was reviewed for accuracy by the HIPPY USA national office on January 18, 2017. HomVEE reserves the right to edit the profile for clarity and consistency.