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1 Presented by: Mary LindseyDabaram Rampersad Marsha BlackDonna Kmetz Brenda Brinson HIPPY Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

2 What Is HIPPY? HIPPY is a strong home visiting parent involvement model designed to remove barriers and to reach low income families and parents with limited education. Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

3 Essential Features of the HIPPY Model 3 year home based curriculum 30 weeks per year Professional coordinator Staff of paraprofessionals Role Playing Instructional Technique Home Visits and Group Meetings

4 EIGHT COUNTRIES HIPPY International

5 HIPPY USA 167 Local Sites 10 State Offices 26 States & District of Columbia

6 HIPPY FLORIDA 17 COUNTIES 1,600 CHILDREN 20 COORDINATORS 100 PARAPROFESSIONALS

7 Commitment From Parents 15 to 20 Minutes per day for 30 weeks with each child Benefit To State PRICELESS, children enter school ready to learn! monthly group meetings

8 NATIONAL RESEARCH ON HIPPY Student Outcomes in 3rd and 6th Grades Higher Achievement Test scores in Reading, Math, and Language Arts Bradley & Gilkey, 2002, Arkansas Statewide Study Modest, but persistent effects across both 3rd and 6th grades Reduced levels of school suspension Reduced use of Title I services compared to children with no preschool Higher grades in Reading, Math, and Language Arts

9 Florida HIPPY Research 2004 What kinds of pre-school readiness skills are HIPPY children developing? Parent Involvement in Literacy Activities and Childrens Readiness for School What kinds of home literacy activities do HIPPY Parents engage in with their child?

10 Florida HIPPY Parent Survey II Spring 2004 Sample: HIPPY=210 NHES=2,218 Three, four, and five-year old HIPPY children not enrolled in kindergarten Telephone parent interview Questions drawn from NHES The following results are for families who reported an annual household income of less than $25,000 on both the National and Florida studies

11 Family Involvement in Literacy Activities Reading to their Children 80% 72%

12 Parent Involvement in Literacy Activities Told Child a Story 86% 77%

13 Parent Involvement in Literacy Activities Taught Child Letters, Words, or Numbers 94% 89%

14 Childrens Readiness for School Recognize All Letters of Alphabet 31% 13%

15 Childrens Readiness for School Write First Name 64% 42%

16 Childrens Readiness for School Counting 12% 6%

17 Childs Pre-Academic Skills Reading On Their Own 10% 4%

18 HIPPY FCAT Reading Results

19 HIPPY FCAT Mathematics Results

20 Cost Per Child Approximately $1,200 - $1,500 Based on Program operating with approximately 150 children Program is in its 3 rd year of operation or beyond

21 Collaborations Even Start HeadStart Parents As Teachers AmeriCorps Others How To Stretch $$$

22 Funding Program can save money through collaborations - Cost per child is reduced Refer children on waiting lists of other programs Refer children needing additional assistance Home Visiting Staff from Even Start, HeadStart, PAT, etc. are trained on the HIPPY curriculum and attend weekly HIPPY Inservice Training for HIPPY Home Visitors. A HIPPY Coordinator exists in the area

23 Testimony Research Shows HIPPY WORKS… But How and Why Does It Work? PARENTS SAY SO!!!


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