What is HIPPY?
HIPPY is a free home-based parenting and early childhood learning program, which runs over two years. It empowers and supports parents as their child’s first teacher, giving children the best chance of a successful early school experience.
The benefits of HIPPY
- Helps children to be ready for school
- Builds self-esteem and confidence
- Families have fun learning together
- Strengthens links to your community
Who is HIPPY for?
The HIPPY program is for families who have a child who will start school the following year and can do the HIPPY activities at a regular time each day. You are willing to commit to two years to complete the program. A trained HIPPY Tutor meets with the family to practice HIPPY activities.
How can HIPPY be accessed?
To make an enquiry please phone the Anglicare WA Kalgoorlie office on (08) 9068 1845.
Where is HIPPY located?
The program is based in the Kalgoorlie office of Anglicare WA, located at 42 Wilson Street. The office is open Monday to Friday, 8am-4pm.
The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Social Services.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence holds the licence to operate HIPPY in Australia.