HIPPY is a free, 3-year, home-based, early childhood education program that supports parents while providing solutions that strengthen families. HIPPY provides weekly, one-hour home visits for families with children ages 3- to 5-years old as well as opportunities for group play.
HIPPY empowers parents as their children’s first and most important teacher by giving them the tools, skills, and confidence they need to successfully work with their children in their own home. The HIPPY curriculum develops skill and concepts that include: Problem Solving, Memory, Creativity, social and emotional, phonemic and phonological awareness, reading readiness, math readiness, physical, and motor skills. In order for children to be successful, parents work with their children 15-20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.
Interested in this program? Please visit Wake Connections to complete an online application. By completing this application, your family will be screened for possible matches. If a match is found, you will be linked to the best fit program.
HIPPY is funded by Wake County SmartStart and managed by the Family Resource Center South Atlantic (FRC). FRC has always and continues to “help families acquire the skills and resources needed to be self-sufficient.”
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