Rural Health Tasmania
HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Children) - West Coast
HIPPY is a free two-year, home-based early childhood learning and parenting program that empowers parents and carers as their child’s first teacher. Parents learn how to support their child’s learning and development and get them ready for school. The program spans the year before and the year of kindergarten. Both parents and children build confidence and have fun together doing educational activities.
Trained HIPPY tutors meet with parents and provide activity packs and story books along with support. HIPPY also strengthens family’s links to the community and offers training and learning opportunities for parents.
The program starts in March and runs in school terms. HIPPY is funded for 30 families per year.
What the service can help with
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
How the service is delivered
Cultural and/or Recreational Activities
Information, Advice and Education
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
3 - 5
To access the service, clients
Must live in West Coast
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
No referral required
How do clients access the service?
Home visits can be provided