Dawson HIPPY Program

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

HIPPY is a parent involvement program for 3,4 and some 5 year old children. HIPPY homebased educators meet with the parent or caregiver once a week, for 30 weeks, to role-play the age based curriculum with the adult in the home. The parent then spends approximately 15 minutes each day going over the activites and storybook with the child. Monthly group meetings are also conducted.

Mission: Empowers the parents to become the child's first and most important teacher while helping prepare them for their educational success.

[12/16/19]   HIPPY has one opening in the Bryant School District and one in the Poyen School District. Please take a minute and share your experience about the program with someone new. You are the voice of HIPPY and the best recruiting tool for the program! HIPPY serves ages 2, 3, and 4 year olds.
Call Cindy - 501-350-3041

Don’t forget to wear your HIPPY shirts tonight!

[12/09/19]   REMINDER: HIPPY Group Meetings this week.

Monday December 9th in Bryant -
6:00 p.m. in the Bryant Elementary School Cafeteria.

Poyen December 12th at 6:00 p.m in the school cafeteria.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Thank you all for braving the weather to attend our November field trip. I believe the kids and parents had a good time! A special thank you to Play Town for opening up just for us!

[11/07/19]   Do to the chance of inclement weather Monday November 11th we will now be
going to Play Town in Benton Arkansas @ 10:00 am. Parents and HIPPY Kids and younger siblings will be free. The address is 19800 I-30 # 11 Benton AR 72019. It’s right before TOPS Shoes on the service road in Benton. Your home visitor can provide better directions.

Awesome Free Service !

“Laundry Love” Provides Coins, Supplies to Do Laundry on First Thursdays in Bryant http://www.mysaline.com/laundry-love/

[10/16/19]   HIPPY has a few opening for the 2019-2020 program year. Please share and refer a friend! We are loving the new curriculum for 2 year olds. 501-653-5611

[10/08/19]   Reminder - Group meeting tonight at 6:00 pm in Poyen. Chili Dog Dinner will be served.

Joy in the Journey

Such a great reminder! ❤️ How can you intentionally let your kids (or students) be children this week?

Home Visits start today for Bryant and Poyen! Enjoy the weekly activities and have fun with your child. Learning is contagious!


One of the most common difficulties I see in children ages 3-6 years old during occupational therapy is holding the scissors with their wrist turned over as pictured below. To ensure proper midline orientation, the wrist needs to be placed in neutral for more control and precision while stabilizing with the alternate hand. 👌🏼❤️🧡💛

Here, we are practicing with kid friendly scissors cutting play dough to promote bilateral coordination and visual motor integration skills. He did NOT like me holding his wrist in place! 😂✂️💚💙💜

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Children learn through play.

Love this 💗

Poyen it’s your turn! Orientation meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. Poyen Cafeteria. I hope to see you all there.

Bryant’s Orientation is tonight 6:00 p.m. We are giving out supply boxes and T-shirts.
Small Cafeteria at Bryant Elementary.

Parents do you like to read? It’s a great time to visit your local library and develop a love of reading for yourself and your child. Children mimic what they see! A love of reading will lasts a lifetime!

Read aloud – any age, any stage.

[09/05/19]   Hippy Orientation for parents is important. We will let you know what you can expect from HIPPY during the 30 week period and what you need to do to help your child grow and excel developmentally from the program . Bryant’s orientation is September 9th in the Bryant Elementary cafeteria and Poyen’s is September 10th in the Poyen cafeteria. Both programs start at 6:00 pm. We look forward to serving you during the 2019-2020 program year!

This is the excitement a child feels when he can read his first book! Hippy works!

Another resource in Saline County.

“Laundry Love” Provides Coins, Supplies to Do Laundry on First Thursdays in Bryant http://www.mysaline.com/laundry-love/

The Dawson HIPPY program is enrolling 2,3,4 and some 5 year olds. Do you want to ensure your child is ready for Kindergarten? Call 501-653-5611. It’s a decision you will never regret! Kindergarten success Rocks!

Help A Teacher

The HIPPY Year End Celebration was a huge success. I bet every child took a good nap yesterday. The smiles on their faces were priceless. Please tag the Dawson HIPPY Program when you post your adorable pictures. I didn’t do so well taking pictures myself.

[05/06/19]   Countdown to the End of Year Event! See everyone at 10:00!

[04/18/19]   The Egg Hunt in Bryant today has been cancelled. Everyone stay safe.

Congratulations to Lauren as our Overall winner of our Mom’s Read -A-Thon. Lauren read 1035 books during the month of March. Very Impressive!

HIPPY Arkansas

For those HIPPY children entering Kindergarten this fall.

If your wondering if your child is ready for kindergarten, this checklist will help parents know the skills and behaviors that will be observed during a kindergarten screening.

[04/15/19]   Easter Egg Hunts are this week.

Poyen - Tue. 16th - 6:00 pm - HIPPY Office
Bryant - Thur. 18th 10:00 am rain or shine - Boys and Girls Club -
See you all there!

Lead with Literacy

[04/10/19]   The Dawson HIPPY Program is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program year. HIPPY is a 30 week, parent involvement program that works one-on-one with the parent to help prepare their child for kindergarten. HIPPY includes 30 weeks of curriculum, activity packets, storybooks and materials to complete each lesson. Monthly group meetings will be held with enrichment topics for the parent and educational activities for the child. A home-based educator will meet with you once a week, for 30 weeks to role-play the curriculum and be a mentor to you during this process. HIPPY is an ABC program and is FREE to qualifying families in the Bryant and Poyen School Districts. Your child must turn 3 by December 31st.
Along with a completed application, we will need;
Copy of child’s birth certificate
Copy of child’s Social Security card
A well child health screening
Copy of current immunization record
Proof of income – 2018 tax return or 30 days of the most current pay stubs

Please call the HIPPY office 501-653-5611 to see if you quality and reserve your spot for the 2019-2020 school year. Space is limited.
[email protected]
A new program for 2 years olds will be rolled out this year. Your child will need to turn 2 by August 1st. Call for more information - Space will be limited.

Dawson HIPPY Read a Thon winner is Dustin Morrison. He read 287 books to River in February! That is Awesome Dad!!!

Dawson HIPPY has taken over the Zoo!

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[01/07/19]   HIPPY Home Visits will resume tomorrow January 8th.

Merry Christmas from your HIPPY Staff.

[12/17/18]   Reminder - December 18th will be Poyen's Parent Meeting. See you all at 6:30. Tommy Terrific will be there too!

[12/17/18]   Reminder - Bryant HIPPY Parent Meeting tonight. Tommy Terrific will be our guest presenter. See you at 5:30!

Saline County Library

Santa has had a busy week!! He's making his last Saline County Library stop tonight!

We'll see you tonight from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library! Get ready to take pictures with Santa and do some fun holiday-themed activities and crafts!

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