HIPPY affiliate sites deliver the curriculum over 30 weeks each year, usually during the months that correspond with a typical school year. During this period, families are offered weekly home visits and at least six group meetings. Home visits typically last one hour and group meetings last two hours.
The four HIPPY curricula are separate and independent of each other; however, each builds upon the skills from the preceding curriculum. HIPPY USA highly recommends that parents complete each age curriculum sequentially, and thus, that affiliate sites offer the full four-year program option, serving 2- through 5-year-olds. At a minimum, affiliate sites must implement at least two consecutive years of HIPPY curricula.