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Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY)

HIPPY is a free home tutoring program for parents and their 4-5 year olds to promote early literacy. The program helps parents and their little ones prepare for formal schooling in the area of Whittlesea, Victoria and Deception Bay, Queensland.

HIPPY is a two year program which helps to build parent or carer confidence as their child’s first teacher. Through free activity packs as well as visits from a trained HIPPY tutor, the program provides the tools parents and carers need, to learn and play for 10 to 15 minutes a day.

HIPPY is supported by research which shows that a child’s most powerful learning comes from their family, and getting a strong start at school sets children up for life.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia. 

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.

Acknowledgement 

a) Life Without Barriers acknowledges that HIPPY International is not a party to this agreement and does not, and will not in any circumstances, owe any obligation or liability to Life Without Barriers.

b) The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government or officers of the Department of Social Services. HIPPY was developed at the NCJW Research Institute for innovation in Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the HIPPY Programs and affiliates of HIPPY International.

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