Registering for 2020-21

The Dawson HIPPY Program is currently enrolling children 2-5 years of age for the home-based, parent involvement program. The program has 30 weeks of age-based curriculum designed for the parent to teach early learning skills to their child, providing a foundation for educational success. Studies have shown that a child’s home is one of the most important environments for learning. Parents will come away with firsthand knowledge of their child’s strengths and weaknesses and a confidence that they CAN be their child’s first teacher. 

In order to participate, a child must turn 2 before August 1 or 3/4 by December 31. To see if your child qualifies, contact Cindy Rowlan at 501-653-5611 or Families participating in HIPPY receive all books and learning materials free of charge.

HIPPY – Home Instructions for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

What to expect:

HIPPY Home-based Educators visit parents of 2, 3, 4, and 5 year old children, in the home, once a week for at least 45 minutes and role play lessons. Each set of lessons includes activities focusing on literacy, math, science, motor skills, and language development.

Parents also meet with other parents in the program, at least once a month, for group meetings designed to further enhance parenting skills. These two delivery methods, role play and group meetings, empower parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.

All lessons and storybooks are available in English and Spanish.

HIPPY for Little Learners includes:

The HIPPY for Little Learners curriculum is specifically for two-year-olds. HIPPY for Little Learners joins our existing curricula for families of three to five-year-olds and now makes the HIPPY program a four-year continuum.  

  • 30 weeks of curriculum for parents that include developmentally appropriate activities and experiences for parents to engage in with their children.
  • Home visits that use role-play and guided discussions to support parents with the skills and techniques they need to interact effectively with their young children.
  • 10 board books and a set of blocks for each family.
  • Expanded sections in each week called Spotlight on Development that introduces developmental ideas to families and encourages dialogue
  • Family Feedback sections each week to encourage families to reflect on their children’s interests, development, and growth.


Year 1 and Year 2 HIPPY Curriculum includes:

  • 9 Storybooks
  • 30 weeks of age and developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • 1 Set of colored shapes
  • Crayons, scissors, pencils, glue, and other learning materials


The 5-year-old HIPPY Curriculum Includes:

  • 8 Storybooks
  • 15 weeks of age and developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Crayons, scissors, pencils, glue, and other learning materials


Cindy Rowlan

HIPPY Program Coordinator

Phone: 501-653-5611