Beyond the schoolyard.
Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is an evidence-based home visiting program that helps parents prepare their 2, 3, 4 and 5-year old children for success in school and throughout life. Through the use of curriculum, story books and other materials, parents strengthen their children’s cognitive, literacy, social/emotional and physical development. HIPPY strengthens both communities and families by empowering parents to play an active role in preparing their children for school.
HIPPY utilizes a peer-delivered, home visitation model, with trained home visitors providing weekly visits to work one-on-one with parents of preschool aged children (those who are 2, 3, 4 and 5). Curriculum for 5-year olds follows the child through kindergarten, reinforcing learning through a very intentional home-and-school connection. The program also provides monthly group meetings. Parent Possible is proud to partner with AmeriCorps to make our HIPPY program a success.
Reaching those in need.
HIPPY programs serve families from diverse ethnic and geographic groups across the state. Last year, HIPPY reached 857 children and their families through seven sites in seven counties.
Parent Possible works in close partnership with HIPPY sites across the country, as well as, with HIPPY International.
63%of Colorado’s HIPPY children are Hispanic/Latino.
43%of HIPPY families speak Spanish as their primary language.
89%of HIPPY families are low-income.
31%of HIPPY parents have not completed high school.
Parent Possible, through HIPPY in Colorado, is supported by AmeriCorps and Serve Colorado – Governor’s Commission on Community Service, helping us strengthen both families and communities throughout our state.
AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. For more information on AmeriCorps,