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Early Childhood & Community Partnerships
3313 S. Beckley Ave- Building E- McMillan
Dallas, Texas 75224
Phone: (214) 932-5180



Home Instruction for Parents
of Preschool Youngsters

Mission Statement:
HIPPY programs empower parents as primary educators of their children in the home and foster parent involvement in school and community life to maximize the chances of successful early school experiences.

Parents learning lessons

Program Description:

HIPPY is a 3-year (90 week) school readiness and parent involvement program in which learning and play go hand in hand. Using a structured curriculum, parents encourage their children to recognize shapes and colors, tell stories, follow directions, solve logical problems and acquire other school readiness skills. Trained peer home instructors role play the curriculum with each parent. Professional coordinators train and support home instructors.
Children benefit from HIPPY
What it looks like:
  • A curriculum to prepare economically disadvantaged 3, 4, and 5 year old children for success in school
  • Weekly contact with parents through home visits and group meetings
  • Role-play as the primary instructional technique to train parents in early childhood development concepts
  • Parent and child complete 20 minutes of activities per day resulting in 50 hours of school readiness instruction in the home.
  • Monthly parent group meetings that allow parents the opportunity to share experiences and to learn about different topics of interest.
  • The HIPPY model was designed to remove barriers to participation, due to lack of education, poverty, social isolation and other issues