Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] program when implemented within Head Start programs by measuring children’s language proficiency scores. Participants were kindergarteners concurrently enrolled in both a Head Start program and the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] … [Read More] Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

HIPPY program looking for more funding to meet demand of disadvantaged families – The Star (NSW)

Extract from an article by Heath Parkes-Hupton A program that helps disadvantaged children needs more funding to meet the demand of local families. The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) hub at Plumpton has enough funding to support 30 families but there are still 25 families on the program’s waiting list. HIPPY is aimed at giving children aged between 4 … [Read More] HIPPY program looking for more funding to meet demand of disadvantaged families – The Star (NSW)

A Brain for Life – DTSC

Dr Nicola Gates visited the University  of Wollongong and delivered this lecture on 3rd August, 2016. About the lecture: Dementia is the number 2 killer of all Australians, and death is preceded by years of disability.  Imagine if you had a healthy brainspan lasting as long as your lifespan.  Given 1 in 3 cases of … [Read More] A Brain for Life – DTSC

Parent-provider Relationship in Home Visiting Interventions – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights Home visiting can be thwarted by a poor home visitors-families relationship. Families’ engagement depends on the quality of the relationship. Quality of relationship is built in the first home visits. Parents’ needs are priority, whether they meet the programs objectives or not. Home visiting focusing on the compliant families may increase social inequalities. ABSTRACT … [Read More] Parent-provider Relationship in Home Visiting Interventions – Children and Youth Services Review

Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters [HIPPY] – A selection of articles

A Selection of Articles, with links to abstracts and some some text, from a variety of sources Aboriginal Early Childhood Education: Why attendance and true engagement are equally important [PDF] / J Krakouer – 2016 — … Other examples of adapting the ECE system to fit the needs of Aboriginal children include the Home Interaction Program for Parents and … [Read More] Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters [HIPPY] – A selection of articles

Conceptions of Learning Leadership in Remote Indigenous Communities: A Distributed Approach

ABSTRACT Policies to address Indigenous disadvantage in Australia have long advocated for more equal partnerships between home and school characterised by collaborative relationships built on mutual trust, respect, and shared responsibility. This chapter describes a model of distributed leadership that embraces social-democratic notions of leadership in order to promote teachers as leaders and empower parents … [Read More] Conceptions of Learning Leadership in Remote Indigenous Communities: A Distributed Approach

Capacity Building for Parental Engagement in Reading: A Distributed Leadership Approach Between Schools and Indigenous Communities

ABSTRACT This chapter contributes to the intensified focus by government, schools, and communities on building capacity for parental engagement in children’s schooling. More specifically it discusses new ways that schools and Indigenous families and communities might be supported to build sustainable partnerships for such an enterprise: specifically in teaching and supporting children to read Standard … [Read More] Capacity Building for Parental Engagement in Reading: A Distributed Leadership Approach Between Schools and Indigenous Communities

Supporting Family Engagement in Home Visiting With the Family Map Inventories – Infants & Young Children

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and usefulness of a universal screening tool, the Family Map Inventory (FMI), to assess family strengths and needs in a home visiting program. The FMI has been used successfully by center-based early childcare programs to tailor services to family needs and build on existing … [Read More] Supporting Family Engagement in Home Visiting With the Family Map Inventories – Infants & Young Children

Update: Research and Policy Centre Newsletter – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Much of the Brotherhood’s research aims to contribute to better services or better policy for Australians experiencing disadvantage. This month’s edition of Update features reports about collaboration to devise a new service model for homeless young people and about building sound research evidence about the effectiveness of services. Also, our analysis of youth unemployment ‘hotspots’ has drawn … [Read More] Update: Research and Policy Centre Newsletter – Brotherhood of St Laurence

Literature review: Indigenous early childhood education, school readiness & transition programs to primary school – ACER

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience an educational trajectory that often differs from that of non-Indigenous Australians. As a heterogeneous group – with diverse cultural and social values, norms, practices and expectations – efforts to improve the educational plight of Indigenous Australians are faced with an added degree of difficulty … [Read More] Literature review: Indigenous early childhood education, school readiness & transition programs to primary school – ACER

Literature review relating to the current context and discourse surrounding Indigenous early childhood education, school readiness and transition programs to primary school – ACER

ABSTRACT Since the educational experiences of Aboriginal Australians are often framed from a ‘deficit’ perspective, whereby the failures of Indigenous people to engage with the mainstream educational system are seen as the ‘problem’, an alternative approach to Indigenous early childhood education discourse is preferable. This alternative approach highlights the strengths that many Aboriginal children possess … [Read More] Literature review relating to the current context and discourse surrounding Indigenous early childhood education, school readiness and transition programs to primary school – ACER

Closing the Gap: Australia is failing to meet its goals on tackling Indigenous disadvantage – ABC News

An interactive report by Matthew Liddy Australia has promised to close the gap between Indigenous and other Australians on health, education and employment. PM Malcolm Turnbull says today’s Closing the Gap report is a chance to “recommit to equality”. But Australia is failing to meet most of its goals. SOURCE: by Matthew Liddy, “Closing the Gap: Australia … [Read More] Closing the Gap: Australia is failing to meet its goals on tackling Indigenous disadvantage – ABC News

Brotherhood in the News: HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters)

A selection of articles focusing on the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) Support learning at home / Daily Advertiser, Wagga Wagga NSW, 29 Jan 2016 page 6 — WHEN it comes to getting children ready for school not all parents know where to start. This is where the HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) program can … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters)

Brotherhood in the News: Free program to aid youngsters’ early learning – Darwin Sun, (NT)

Extract A SUCCESSFUL early learning program will expand its coverage in the Northern Territory in 2016 because of funding commitment from the Australian Government Department of Social Services. The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) is a program offered by Anglicare NT in Katherine, and will begin in Darwin and Milingimbi this year. HIPPY is a free homebased early learning program that supports four and fiveyear-old children … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: Free program to aid youngsters’ early learning – Darwin Sun, (NT)

Brotherhood in the News: HIPPY brings classroom to homes of early learners

A GROUP of Warwick children have celebrated taking their first step toward early learning. A graduation ceremony for 16 families involved with the Red Cross Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters was held this month at C&K Kindy at Glennie Heights State School. Red Cross Warwick has been operating the program since 2014, providing … [Read More] Brotherhood in the News: HIPPY brings classroom to homes of early learners

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