Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters - HIPPY
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a research-based program that works with families of 3,4,5 year-olds to support parents as they prepare their child for schooling. Parents are their child's first and most important teacher. Parents teach their toddler to walk, eat, talk, speak and much more. Preparing a child to learn is simply the next step.
Unfortunately, the Florida HIPPY budget was cut 65% by the legislature and governor in 2017 so we are no longer able to offer services in Hamilton County. We are hopeful we can return in 2018. Meanwhile, if you are a parent preparing your child for school the best thing you can do for your child is to READ every day. Reading to your child will increase vocabulary, teach attention skills, and provide a wide base of general knowledge. Visit these sites for more information:
Don't forget your local libary. Librarians are a wondeful resource!
And remember, YOU are your child's first teacher!! Be the BEST one--read to your child!