HIPPY provides parents/carers and children with a structured, education-focused program that lays the foundations for success at school.
The HIPPY approach is based on evidence that children’s earliest and most powerful learning comes from their family. This evidence shows that encouraging literacy and numeracy in the home and community during early childhood sets children up for success in learning throughout their lives.
Families start HIPPY when their child is in the year before school, usually around four years old, and continue into the second year of HIPPY during their first year of formal schooling.
A tutor visits you in your home or in the community and shows you the HIPPY activities and storybooks that you can do with your children.
You will receive free weekly packs full of activities and resources that aim to build the foundation for a love of learning.
The HIPPY program is a free program available in the Albury Wodonga area to families where there is a preschool-aged child.
The focus of the HIPPY program is:
- Families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and refugee communities
- Single-parent families
- Children living in out-of-home care
- Families with English as a second language
- Holders of a healthcare card
- Families where government payments are the main source of income
If you have any questions or would like to express interest in the HIPPY program:
- Contact Gateway Health Wodonga on 02 6022 8888 (Freecall 1800 657 573)
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch these videos to hear about the experiences of children and parents who have participated in HIPPY: