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HIPPY program

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program

Learn and grow with your child with HIPPY!

Do you want your children to succeed in school and life in Canada? The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program empowers mothers with the tools and confidence to prepare their preschool children for success in school. DIVERSEcity is offering two options for newcomer families in Metro Vancouver:

  • HIPPY Plus for preschool children three to five years old
  • HIPPY Smart (Support Mothers and Raising Toddlers) is for children aged 18 months to three years old

As a parent, you will:

  • Receive home visits from trained home visitors who are also mothers and speak your language
  • Teach your child preschool-level curriculum activities to prepare them for elementary school
  • Gain confidence in your parenting and have fun learning with your child
  • Attend group meetings and workshops at DIVERSEcity in Surrey, BC, to learn new skills and meet other parents
  • Get referrals to programs and services in the community

Your children will:

  • Learn new skills while playing
  • Receive free children’s books, toys and lesson packages
  • Feel more confidence and greater attachment
  • Be ready for kindergarten!

DIVERSEcity’s HIPPY home visitors speak your language!

We offer services in Arabic, English, Dari, Farsi, Hindi, Spanish, Tigrinya, Urdu and more.

Snapshots of DIVERSEcity’s happy HIPPY families

Eligibility requirements

Want to join DIVERSEcity’s free HIPPY program? It is open to permanent resident families only. Canadian citizens are not eligible.

For more information about HIPPY

To learn more or register for HIPPY, please contact 604-306-7486 or email hippyreferrals@dcrs.ca.

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