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HIPPY Halton

Service: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

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Public Comments Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Service delivery modified: 
* books and activity packages are dropped off at parents' homes every two weeks by Home Visitors wearing masks and gloves 
* Home Visitors now meet virtually every week with parents in Oakville, Milton and Burlington  
* parents are supported by their Home Visitors and by the activity cards and packets that make learning and play fun  
* virtual group meetings are held each month for parents with guest speakers to discuss parenting topics 
* contact for information, timings and links
Contact Information
Office Phone 905-257-6029 or 905-582-7860
E-Mail ed@hippyhalton.org
Website www.hippyhalton.org
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/HIPPYHalton/
Instagram Instagram: www.instagram.com/hippyhalton/
Primary Contact Daniela Palau, Coordinator of Home Visitors
Contact Form www.hippyhalton.org/copy-of-contact
Agency Information
Description (Agency) A registered charity that offers an early literacy program for vulnerable families.
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established HIPPY International 1968; HIPPY Canada 1999; HIPPY Oakville 2007
Primary Executive June Cockwell, Executive Director; Phone: 905-582-7860
Funding Donations - Community members; Immigration Refugees Citizenship Canada, May Court, Oakville Community Foundation fundholders, Telus, Zonta ; United Way - Halton & Hamilton
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Services altered in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 
 
Service delivery modified: 
* books and activity packages are dropped off at parents' homes every two weeks by Home Visitors wearing masks and gloves 
* Home Visitors now meet virtually every week with parents in Oakville, Milton and Burlington  
* parents are supported by their Home Visitors and by the activity cards and packets that make learning and play fun  
* virtual group meetings are held each month for parents with guest speakers to discuss parenting topics 
* contact for information, timings and links 
 
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Offer a home-based early childhood education program that teaches parents to be their preschool child's first teacher and prepares their 3, 4 and 5 year old children for success in school 
 
* Home Visitors meet weekly with parents in their own homes (in Oakville, Milton and Burlington) to role play the 30 week research-based curriculum using Canadian materials to teach pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills 
* parents are supported by their Home Visitors and by the activity packets that make learning and play fun 
* 2 group meetings are held each month for mothers with guest speakers to discuss parenting topics, while their children participate in an Early Childhood Education program 
 
SMART - Supporting Mothers and Raising Toddlers 
* for children aged 18 - 36 months 
* Home Visitors demonstrate how to get maximum play and educational value from toys and books we supply 
* Parents will learn 78 activities to share with their children over the course of the program
Hours Group meetings for caregivers and children (call for hours): 
Oakville: 
* every second Tue morning at Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre  
* every second Mon morning at Viola Desmond Public School in Milton
Areas Served Burlington ; Milton ; Oakville
Eligibility Ages: 2 year(s) - 5 year(s) 
 
Vulnerable families
Application * selected on the basis of need and income  
* call 905-257-6029 or 905-582-7860 for information
Languages English ; Arabic ; Chinese (Cantonese) ; Chinese (Mandarin) ; Hindi ; Punjabi ; Spanish ; Urdu
Fees None - for qualified families
Site Information
Site Location Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
Located In Community Oakville
Address & Map
Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre (group meeting location)
2200 Sawgrass Dr
Oakville, ON L6H 6M8
 
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Intersection Trafalgar Rd and Glenashton Dr
Mailing Address c/o June Cockwell 
194 Front St 
Oakville, ON L6J 1A2
Physical Access Fully Accessible - meeting locations
Categories and Classification
Service Categories Homeschooling Support Groups ; Homeschooling Teaching Assistance ; Parent/Family Involvement in Education

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