Matter@HAND: A series that looks into market dynamics affecting affordable housing and community development in the Washington, D.C. region.
HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents with Preschool Youngsters), Baltimore City
- HIPPY strengthens the role of the parent as the child’s first teacher by providing developmentally appropriate learning activities and demonstrating how parents can work with their children in the home.
- It uses a research-based curriculum proven effective for educational improvement.
- The three-year, 30-week per year curriculum is delivered by paraprofessional home visitors, who develop supportive relationships with families and connect them to much-needed resources.
- The children receive books and school supplies, families connect to supportive services to ensure basic needs are met and parents learn about creating learning opportunities for their children.