Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters — HIPPY — empowers parents as primary educators of their children and fosters
parent involvement in school and community life to maximize the chances
of successful early school learning experiences.
The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters is a
scientifically research based program proven to be an effective early
intervention program that empowers parents to teach their 3, 4, and 5
year old children, and prepares them to succeed in school.
Parents work with their children daily reading books and performing
related activities to teach their child basic concepts that include:
- Language Development
- Problem Solving
- Logical Thinking
- Self Concept
Home visitors, who are AmeriCorps members and past parents in the
program, visit the home weekly to role-play the lessons. Through
activity packets and special HIPPY storybooks, HIPPY brings literacy
into the home. HIPPY materials are available in Spanish and English.
Enrichment meetings are held at the neighborhood elementary school to
connect parents with community resources and support the home-school
Service Areas & Eligibility
HIPPY provides services for families living in the following school attendance areas:
Children who were enrolled in the Age 4 program the previous year are
eligible to participate in the Age 5 program.
Families who are interested in enrolling may contact Lisa Schell, coordinator, at 303-982-8011. A HIPPY Liaison will then contact you to set up an appointment for enrollment.