Aboriginal H.I.P.P.Y Program
Aboriginal HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a Canada wide program that supports parents through one to one support to teach their children aged 3-5 years old a culturally relevant curriculum to develop their early literacy. Please call and ask to speak with the Aboriginal HIPPY program coordinator to inquire about starting the program in your community or working in the program as a “Home Visitor”.
“Aboriginal HIPPY works with Indigenous families and communities to build positive experiences in education and to strengthen their capacity to support learning. The program serves land-based and urban Aboriginal families across the country, particularly those impacted by the legacy of residential schools, poverty, parents’ limited education, and social isolation.
Since 2002, Aboriginal HIPPY in Canada has had great success in Indigenous Nations and communities, utilizing a culturally relevant curriculum to maximize the educational and holistic potential of Aboriginal children.
The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) recognizes Aboriginal HIPPY’s role in revitalizing traditional parent and caregiver roles as their child’s first and best teacher and in ensuring the success of Indigenous teachings to the next generation.”