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.

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!

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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!

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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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When a toddler is learning to walk, parents are told to let this process happen naturally, and without shoes.
"The feet are the most nerve-rich parts of the human body, which means they contribute to the building of neurological pathways in the brain. "Covering them in shoes, therefore, means we’re eliminating all kinds of opportunities for children’s brains to grow new neural connections." https://bit.ly/2UlcEv0

Nothing wrong with a little competition for a door prize incentive.

Photos from Dawson HIPPY Program's post

I believe last nights “Wonkey Donkey” literacy night was a hit!

[11/26/18]   Poyen HIPPY
Group Meeting Reminder
Thursday November 29th
6:00 pm
Poyen Cafeteria
We are going to have a
HEE Haw of a good time!
RSVP today - Backyard Burgers

Story time at the Argenta Library.

Photos from Dawson HIPPY Program's post

Today’s field trip to the Argenta Library and Trolley Ride was a first for the HIPPY program. It was a fun experience.

Having a little fun at the Arkansas Home Visiting Conference.

Attached is the November Newsletter from HIPPY Arkansas.

More pictures!

Thank you for braving the chilly morning to come to the Roseberry Farm today. I believe everyone had a fantastic time.

[10/18/18]   I’ve got my HIPPY shirt on but it is under my coat! Lol. Field trip is still on. See you all soon!

T-shirts are here! Most people will get their shirts at the field trip Thursday. We would love for your child to wear them for pictures. Rain boots or old shoes might be a good idea but the sun will be shining bright! See you all Thursday at 9:30.

Loving Jax’s Windsock!

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"Children are holding crayons and scissors less and making fewer things with their hands," she said. https://ab.co/2IZfinr

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Great article.

Crossing the midline is an important part of development in a child. They need it for reading, writing, and many other important school activities as well as play activities. https://bit.ly/2o8WPZo


Roughhousing & Developmental Play

greenchildmagazine.com Roughhousing comes naturally to young animals (even non-predatory animals), so it should be no surprise our kids have the same instincts. Here’s how to keep your rough-and-tumble kids safe and respectful (without you feeling like a full-time referee).

[08/10/18]   El Programa HIPPY Dawson esta aceptando solicitudes para el ano del programa 2018-2019. Si unsted no habla ingles y tiene alguna pregunta, por favor pongase en contracto con Erika al 501-860 2383.

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[08/08/18]   HIPPY

( Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) The HIPPY program is based on the basic belief that ALL parents want the very best for their children. Let HIPPY help you Enrich the learning your already doing to prepare your child for their kindergarten success. A child must turn 3 by December 31st. Call for more information - 501-653-5611 or email: [email protected] HIPPY is Free!

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In the third year of your child's life, you'll most likely see a big jump in thinking skills. She'll start to appreciate humor, come up with solutions to more complex challenges, and put herself in other people’s shoes. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2JfLd33

The Dawson HIPPY Program is enrolling families for the 2018-2019 program year. Please share our page with family and friends. For translation in Spanish, please call Erika Mendoza 501-860-2383. HIPPY is always FREE and space is limited.


"It's important that you're the best teacher for your child and to have the opportunity to help them grow and connect with them on my own before they start school." Check out this feature on a Colorado mom and her experience with HIPPY: https://bit.ly/2NGETjF #HIPPYworks #HIPPYUSA

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