ERIC Number: ED342978
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters. Final Report.
Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, Branch.
The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a home-based early intervention enrichment program for young Arkansas children and their parents. The program has six objectives: (1) to prepare 4- and 5-year-olds for kindergarten; (2) to develop the parent as the child's educator; (3) to increase parent awareness of educational and vocational opportunities; (4) to provide parents with information on community resources; (5) to improve parenting skills; and (6) to involve parents in public school activities. There are four requirements for program participation: educational needs are present; parents must work 15 minutes daily with the child; parents must attend meetings and activities; and parents must meet with the home instructor. Packets of materials appropriate to children's developmental level are provided by home instructors on a weekly basis. The activity packets concentrate on language development, sensory and perceptual discrimination skills, and problem solving. Program evaluation is obtained through teacher interviews and written parent questionnaires. HIPPY ensures school retention, decreases special education program needs, and enhances parents' literacy and parenting skills. (The bulk of this document, the appendix, contains the following: HIPPY fact sheet; HIPPY parent questionnaire; HIPPY teacher evaluation; educational survey of parents; evaluation for 4-year-olds; General Educational Development information; parent achievements; and parent comments.) (NLA)
Descriptors: Child Development, Community Resources, Developmental Stages, Early Intervention, Family Literacy, Home Instruction, Intergenerational Programs, Language Acquisition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Perceptual Motor Learning, Preschool Education, Problem Solving, School Holding Power, Special Education, Vocational Interests, Young Children
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Western Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas