HIPPY values the importance of early childhood learning and development in all cultural identities in our community. HIPPY is a program that educates both child and parent/carer in the school language used at school and parent/teacher interviews.
HIPPY gives parents an understanding of how their child learns and also helps maintain a strong connection between parent/carer and child. HIPPY supports parents/carers and their child/ren over two years in a home-based, early learning and parenting program (for families with young children).
- Parents/carers will deliver a specifically designed and structured 60-week curriculum of learning activities to assist the child/ren to achieve at school.
- Activities and storybooks are fun, educational and aligned with the Australian Early Years Framework and National Quality Standards (NQS).
- The activities will make sense to parents/carers and allow the child/ren to have a go.
- Goolburri HIPPY is designed to fit into your daily routine.
- HIPPY families spend around 10 to 15 minutes a day, five days a week, doing educational activities together.
- Home Tutors schedule regular weekly or fortnightly visits with parents/carer to discuss and work through the booklet/activities anywhere parent/carer feels most comfortable.
- Parents/carers are also encouraged to participate in regular group meetings (fortnightly).
HIPPY is an opportunity to learn and grow for parents as well as children
- Each HIPPY site is staffed by a qualified Coordinator and a team of Home Tutors.
- Home Tutors are usually parents participating in the program who live in our community.
- Home Tutors are paid employees and receive training and support from the Coordinator.
- Becoming a Home Tutor can offer parents/carers a pathway to training and employment and fosters community leadership.