Wunan named host provider of HIPPY

30 April 2014

Wunan is proud to have been named host provider of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY).

HIPPY is an early childhood enrichment program that works with parents and carers of young children in their homes. Parents are supported by home tutors to help their preschool-age children develop their reading, writing and social skills, which helps them start school ready to learn.

Through the program, families gain confidence in their ability to nurture their child’s learning at home, school and beyond. HIPPY also aims to strengthen communities and provides training and employment opportunities for local people.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence, through HIPPY Australia, has been running the program in Australia since 1998.

Former teacher and experienced early childhood educator Liz Cox is co-ordinating the program for the East Kimberley servicing both Wyndham and Kununurra.

You can find out more about the program on the HIPPY website: www.hippyaustralia.org.au or by contacting Wunan on (08) 9168 3881.

Topic: Education