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HIPPY Eastlakes Term 1- Home based early learning and transition to school

The starting date for this event has passed. Some events are ongoing, check the dates and information below to see if you can still attend.
Is your child 4 years old or turning 4 before 31 July 2019?
Recruiting Now for 2019 the HIPPY program- Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters.

For families residing in Belmont, Belmont North, Charlestown, Charlestown South, Gateshead, Mt Hutton, Tingara Heights, Windale

What is HIPPY? It is a two-year, home-based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers as their child’s first teacher and builds the confidence and skills to prepare them for school.

In the first year of HIPPY, the year before school begins, 4 years - 5 years of age, families learn skills to get their children ready for school

In the second year, parents learn more about supporting their children’s learning and development at school and at home.

Families spend 10 to 15 minutes a day doing educational activities with their children. A trained HIPPY Tutor meets with the family to practice HIPPY activities.

Benefits for children and families:

-Encourages a love of learning in children: setting them up for school
-Maximises the chances of children enjoying and doing well at school
-Builds children’s self-esteem and confidence in learning
-Provides opportunities for parents/carers and children to enjoy time together
-Increases parents’ knowledge of child development and the way children learn
-Enables parents to be more actively involved in their children’s education
-Creates employment and training opportunities

Cost: No Charge

HIPPY Flyer May 2018 Final.docx

Location: Windale Public School, Kilfera Street
Postcode: 2306
District: Hunter New England
Event Leader/Facilitator
Jaylene McKenzie
Practitioner in
Diploma in Community Welfare
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
From: Tuesday, 29 January 2019
To: Tuesday, 28 December 2021
Building Relationships
Positive relationships
Funded by
Federal Government