Ten five-year-olds donned their cap and gown to graduate from HIPPY - Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters - at a ceremony at Old Bar recently.
At the end of each year, a HIPPY graduation celebration is held to acknowledge the hard work and achievements of the families who have completed the two year program. This year it was attended by the graduating families, HIPPY staff as well as Federal MP Dr David Gillespie and State MP Stephen Bromhead.
HIPPY is a home-based early learning program that builds the confidence and skills of parents and carers to create positive learning environments to prepare their child for school. HIPPY works with families who have children aged four to five years of age and who will be starting school the following year.
The program operates in 11 countries across the world and in more than 100 sites Australia wide. It has been run by Uniting in the Taree/Forster area since 2016 and in that time more than 100 families from the Taree/Forster area have participated in the program.
Enrolments for the HIPPY program for 2020 are now open. For any further information, contact Hanna Deer on 0434 660 571 or Katie Jones on 0427 414 488.
YOU MAY ALSO LIKE:
The Manning River Times is now offering breaking news alerts and a weekly email newsletter. Sign up HERE