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For Families


Our Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program is free for parents of 4-year-olds in Richland County. The program is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their children for lifelong accomplishments in school and beyond. HIPPY offers one-on-one teaching and coaching for parents on how to become their child’s first and most important teachers.

How it works

During the program, which runs from September 2021 until June 2022, AmeriCorps members trained in the HIPPY curriculum will conduct virtual home visits to give parents the tools and means to practice through role-play skills they can use to better engage their child in daily learning and growth.


  • Free to any parent in Richland County
  • Whose child turned 4 on or before Sept. 1, 2021
  • And is not currently enrolled in a public school 4K program or Early Head Start.

If you are interested in HIPPY, please complete the interest form.


To learn more about other programs we offer, visit our For Families page.

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