The standards in education, especially elementary school, are continually on the rise. Schools are expecting developed skills in students at an earlier age. Skills such as literacy, phonemic awareness, tactile ability, and fluency with numbers all begin at home. Parents are also an introduction to social interaction, connection, conversation, and behavioral development. This is the basis of Catholic Charities’ program HIPPY or Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters.
HIPPY empowers parents in the Central Colorado region to fully prepare their preschoolers for the next step, before reaching kindergarten. It provides the tools needed for parents to be central players in their child’s education at low cost and working within time constraints. With over 30 accessible lessons, craft supplies, and a structured curriculum, a parent is able to prepare their child for the future 15 minutes at a time.
For more information or to learn how to register, call Carla Olson at 719-309-2974