HIPPY - Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters
FOCUS Connect's Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is a two year home-based learning and parenting program for families with young children who live in the Campbelltown area.
HIPPY helps parents learn many things
- How to be more involved in their child’s learning.
- Understand more about child development and how children learn.
- How to encourage a love of learning in children.
HOW HIPPY helps children
- Preparing them for school.
- Building their self-esteem and confidence in learning.
- Providing opportunities to enjoy time with their parent.
HIPPY is a free service providing mentors who visit parents/caregivers in their own home to explain the HIPPY activities. The parent and child will then spend 10 to 15 minutes each day, five days a week doing the activities together.
The Home Interaction Program for Parents & Youngsters (HIPPY) is fully funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the license to operate HIPPY in Australia.