HIPPY  (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters)

What is HIPPY

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a two-year, home-based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers as their child’s first teacher.

HIPPY is a free two-year early learning program.

HIPPY empowers carers as their child’s first teacher.

HIPPY helps children make a successful transition to school and beyond.

Benefits of HIPPY?

  • Helps you as your child’s first teacher
  • Helps children to be ready for school
  • Builds self-esteem and confidence
  • Families have fun learning together
  • Strengthens links to your community

What HIPPY families receive:

  • Free HIPPY storybooks and activity packs for all HIPPY children
  • A regular time with a HIPPY Tutor
  • Invitations to community events and HIPPY Group Meetings                                                                                                                                            

HIPPY for me has been more than a program – it has given me hope. I have made new friends and I have built up my confidence with words and numbers.

HIPPY Parent 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Contact us

To join our program or for further information, please contact our HIPPY coordinator Sarah on 3808 1684.

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The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government
“The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia”