Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) aims to promote preschoolers' school readiness by supporting parents in providing instruction in the home. The program model is designed for parents who lack confidence in their ability to prepare their children for school, including parents with past negative school experiences or limited financial resources. The HIPPY program model offers weekly activities for 30 weeks of the year, alternating between home visits and group meetings (two one-on-one home visits per month and two group meetings per month). HIPPY sites are encouraged to offer the three-year program model serving 3- to 5-year olds, but may offer the two-year program model for 4- to 5-year olds. The home visiting paraprofessionals are typically drawn from the same population that is served by a HIPPY site, and each site is staffed by a professional program coordinator who oversees training and supervision of the home visitors. This webpage includes more information about the program and its effectiveness, including: Program Model Overview, Implementation in Brief, Study Characteristics, Effects Shown in Research, Study Ratings, and References.
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