THE HOME INTERACTION PROGRAM FOR PARENTS AND YOUNGSTERS LONGITUDINAL STUDY
This national longitudinal study examines the outcomes for over 600 children and families participating in the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
HIPPY is an early childhood learning and parenting program designed to enhance school readiness by engaging parents as their child’s first teacher.
The families in the study came from 45 sites around Australia. The method consisted of repeated face-to-face interviews with parents and a direct assessment of children’s learning and development using the Who am I? instrument. Data linkage is also being sought with AEDC (Australian Early Development Census) and NAPLAN data.
A large poster setting out the purpose and method of the study was presented to the 2018 Australian Institute of Families Study (AIFS) conference.
HIPPY Longitudinal Study: initial findings (PDF, 221 KB)
Contact: Dr Tim Gilley tim.gilley(a)bsl.org.au or (03) 9483 1306