The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home-based parenting and early childhood enrichment program targeting families with young children. HIPPY is a free, two-year, home-based program for families managed by Bundaberg Baptist Family Day Care.
The first year of the program commences in the year prior to the child attending Prep (3½ – 4 years old). During the second year of the program, the child may also be attending school (Prep).
- Empowers families to be their child’s first teacher
- Encourages a love of learning in children
- Is fun!
The HIPPY approach develops the foundations for learning in the home during children’s crucial early years. The benefits of the Program for children include encouraging a love of learning, it prepares children for school by developing skills & concentration, promotes language & listening and builds self-esteem & confidence. It increases the chances of a successful early school experience.
The benefits of the program for families include helping families create a learning environment at home, increases knowledge of how children learn and it allows families to enjoy fun, positive time with children.