HIPPY is a free program that serves qualified families in Oakville, Milton, and Burlington.
We send Home Visitors into the homes of qualified families and teach the parents how to prepare their children for success in Kindergarten and beyond.
The 30-week program is based on children's literature, with activity booklets and materials provided by HIPPY Halton
HIPPY children are prepared, confident learners and excited to enter school and begin kindergarten.
HIPPY Home Visitors
Home Visitors act as peer mentors to HIPPY Parents, strengthening their English literacy skills. They build a resume and Canadian work history while earning a Living Wage.
HIPPY Parents strengthen relationships with their children, their English literacy skills, and knowledge of the community, its resources and opportunities.
The HIPPY program is a 30-week free program based on children’s literature that serves qualified families in Oakville, Milton, and Burlington.
Weekly in-home support and training with a Home Visitor
HIPPY - Age 3-5: books, activity packets, and supplies
SMART - Age 2: learning toys, and books
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
HIPPY Home Visitors pay 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
Mothers 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.
Children graduate from the program as confident learners who are ready for success in school!
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.