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.

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Happy Monday to you all! We enjoyed working on our motor skills 🤗 #dawsonhippy


Our FUN today ❤️❤️❤️ How did you enjoy your day? #dawsonhippy


Bryant Public Schools

If your child will be five (5) years of age on or before August 1 and lives in the Bryant School District, he/she is ready to be a Hornet! ONLINE kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year will be March 9-11.

Get the registration checklist: bit.ly/KRegistration2021


Our next Group meeting is going to be Bear-y FUN!! #dawsonhippy


Teach your child to spread love and kindness everywhere they go ❤️ #bekind #dawsonhippy


It’s Monday which is our FUN staff training day 💙 we did a science experiment today with pennies, vinegar, water and salt to see which one cleaned our pennies! #dawsonhippy #science #happymonday


Happy Friday-yay!!! The sun is shining and we are planning our next group meeting with this cute book ❤️ Lots of fun coming soon...


Hey there!! This is Heather Kimball here, and I am the new home based educator for Bryant. I cannot wait to serve families in this area ❤️


Attached is the link to the Saline County Library. Sara Martin is the children's director that hosted our meeting last night. She offers weekly story time sessions and I know they are just as interactive as last nights meeting. We have received great feedback and even some pictures from the meeting. Sara has agreed to provide another meeting for us in January!

[12/08/20]   Reminder - Our December Group Meeting will be Monday night @ 6:00 p.m. Your home visitor will email you the link to join the meeting Monday evening. This is a family event and we encourage all members of your family to join. Sarah from the Bryant Library will be our host and has some fun activities for the kiddos. Make sure you have out your pink construction paper, scissors and supplies.


Look at this sweet 2 year old completing her HIPPY lessons. We have available slots for those that would like to participate in this Early Childhood Program. We offer virtual and hybrid visits. HIPPY is always FREE to participating families. Bryant, Hot Springs and Grant Counties


Here are just a few of our fall leaves that our HIPPY children made after reading the book, " We're Going On A Leaf Hunt." I love them and thanks for sharing!


Dawson HIPPY Program's cover photo


I would say our 1st drive through group meeting was a huge success. The photographer needs some practice using her fancy camera though. We would love to hear your thoughts about the meeting. Please email pictures to: [email protected]
I would love to post them on our page.


Group Meeting tonight! Shae is reading, “ We’re Going on a Leaf Hunt.” HIPPY Families participating will each receive the book. Feel free to let your child read along with Shae.


We are getting excited for our HIPPY meetings this week!


HIPPY Families - the library is open by appointments this week.

Mark your calendars for what is happening #thisweek at your library!

Here are the virtual programs this week!
View a full calendar of events here: https://buff.ly/2RFC7im

[10/15/20]   *Reminder Fall Group Meeting*

Bryant - Monday October 19th - Drive thru between 5:30-6:30 - Behind the Bryant Pre-K building.

Poyen - Tuesday October 20th - Drive thru between 6:00-6:30
At the Poyen HIPPY Office.

We look forward to seeing everyone! Cindy, Erika, Amy and Shae!


Free Counseling for those affected by Covid 19.


Bryant Public Schools

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pre-kpages.com 08/31/2020

Hand Dominance Understanding Motor Development

Good article on hand dominance.

pre-kpages.com How young children develop hand dominance. Is it OK for kids to switch hands when coloring or writing? What should or can be done about it?

[08/13/20]   Bryant Jr. High School has milk for any family that wants or needs it. The milk was donated by the Arkansas Foodbank and has been frozen to preserve freshness. Just stop by the Jr. High this week to pick up the milk. Please help spread the word.


Welcome Back Erika and Amy! Erika has been a member of the HIPPY team in Bryant for 10 years and Amy 5 years! Thank you for your continued work and dedication to the families in our community. Please call or text for more information.
Erika Garcia - 501-860-2383
Amy Lambright - 672-9188


Shae Landon is our New HIPPY Home Visitor for the Bryant and Glen Rose School Districts. Give Shae a call at 501-249-2928 to learn more about our FREE early literacy program.


Prattsville, Poyen your on the list for free school supplies.


Please call 501-653-5611 for information in Grant, Hot Springs and Saline Counties .


Dawson HIPPY covering Grant , Hot Springs and Saline Counties. 501-653-5611


Summer food schedule for Bryant Schools.

cadc.com 05/12/2020

Central Arkansas Development Council

Emergency Food Distribution Event
10:00am -2:00pm
*Photo ID is required
*Must meet eligibility guidelines
*Boxes will be loaded in your trunk - 50 lbs of food and
household items in each Box

First come/ first serve

Benton - May 20th - Saline Co. Fairgrounds
Little Rock - May 21st - Barton Coliseum
Malvern -May 22nd - ASU Three Rivers

For more information visit; www.cadc.com

cadc.com Central Arkansas Development Council is a private non-profit Community Action Agency. CADC is a local force in the War on Poverty.


HIPPY Arkansas

Kindergarten registration will be here before we know it, this checklist will help parents have a better understanding of the skills and behaviors that will be observed during a kindergarten screening. https://bit.ly/2VqYrPN


We made our version of hopscotch. It doesn’t have to be perfect or traditional. Brenson did this over and over again and it even included parents and grandparents participation.


National Home Visiting Resource Center

“These unprecedented times call for new and creative ways to support young parents and children, and our hope is that these tips help parents feel less stressed while restoring some semblance of normalcy for their young families,” says Tammi Fleming, senior associate with Annie E. Casey Foundation.


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