December 1 2011
HIPPY stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, and it’s a parent involvement, school program that preps parents when it comes to their three, four and five-year-old children reach success in school and beyond. This involves the parents getting familiar with a specific curriculum, books and materials that are all designed to help their children’s cognitive skills, literacy skills, and emotional/physical development.
I met with Tom Schneider of Milwaukee’s COA and volunteer Margie Margolies, to find out how HIPPY is meeting the needs of parents and their children’s education.
To find out how you can get involved within the program, click here or see below.
*Monday, December 12, 5-7pm it's HIPPY Family Gathering Night
Volunteers will help:
. serve dinner to HIPPY families
. do an art project with children
. read with children and lend books from the library (we need two volunteers to staff the library)
. supervise children during activities - story drama, children's yoga
When you arrive between 4:50 and 4:55 pm, you just sign in, put on a nametag, and ask for Margie or Julie.
RSVP to Margie at firstname.lastname@example.org (Coordinates volunteers for HIPPY Family Gathering Nights). Or to Julieat 263 8383 x118 or at email@example.com (HIPPY Co-Director) for further information regarding location, directions, and parking, and answer any questions
Additional Monday nights to volunteer:
January 9th, March 12th, April 9th, and May 14th.