HIPPY of Monroe County is currently serving 93 families in Monroe county, this is done with a coordinator and five home visitors. Over the past 13 years HIPPY of Monroe county has served over 1200 families in our area, and we look forward to continuing our effort to insure that every parent who wants early education for their child will receive it at no cost.
HIPPY is an evidenced-based early learning program that supports parents in their critical role of being their child’s first and most influential teacher. In the HIPPY model, home visitors deliver 30 weeks of quality school readiness curriculum directly to the parent, who then works with their own two, three or four-year-old child. HIPPY supplies the books, curriculum and materials needed for the parent to teach their child.
HIPPY’s home visiting model gives direction to parents who want education enrichment for their child.
The curriculum includes distinct features such as development appropriate materials that focuses on early education in the areas of literacy, math, language development, science, motor development, problem solving, and logical thinking skills. The model includes weekly home visitation and monthly group meetings. Instructions are given through role play. HIPPY is unique because it puts parents at the center of their child’s early learning. Parents spend approximately 15-20 minutes per day in a one-on-one experience. Through this method children and parents read and learn together.