About

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HIPPY Halton

HIPPY is a free preschool program for qualified families in Oakville, Milton, and Burlington.

 

We connect parents with trained Home Visitors who will give you weekly support and training on how to prepare your children for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

 

The 30-week program is based on children's literature with all the materials, activities, and tools provided to you by HIPPY Halton

Children will learn:

  • Early literacy: letter recognition and reading skills, writing skills through fine motor development

  • Early math concepts, including numeracy and patterning

  • Self-Expression

  • Cognitive Skills 

  • Gross Motor Skills

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SMART Program

 

The SMART Program is designed for children ages 18 months -2 years.

 

  • Weekly in-home or virtual support and training with a Home Visitor

  • Free materials, including books, and educational toys

  • Pre-school group events to learn social skills and expectations

  • Group meetings to develop parenting skills and build families’ community network 

  • Newcomer support to help reduce language and cultural barriers

The HIPPY Program

 

The HIPPY Program is designed for children ages 3-5 years.

 

  • Weekly in-home or virtual support and training with a Home Visitor

  • Free materials, including books, activity packets, and supplies

  • Pre-school group events to learn social skills and expectations

  • Group meetings to develop parenting skills and build families’ community network 

  • Newcomer support to help reduce language and cultural barriers

 

Evidence-based curriculum

Weekly Visits

HIPPY Home Visitors pay 30 weekly visits to parents in their own homes and use role-play to teach the week’s activities which are based on children’s literature.

5 Days of Activities

Parents spend the next 5 days teaching their children the pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills they need for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

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Success

Children graduate from the program as confident learners who are ready for success in school and beyond!

Happy, confident children, who love to learn.

Outcomes for HIPPY Families

  • Children are prepared, confident and ready to learn as they enter school.

  • 2, 3, 4 and 5-year-old children learn pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills as well as social skills of learning.

  • Parents strengthen relationships with their children, their English literacy skills, and their understanding of schools’ expectations.

  • Parents become their children’s advocates in school and in the community.

  • Newcomer parents develop a peer group of other HIPPY Parents in their new community.

 

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