This national longitudinal study examines the outcomes for over 600 children and families who took part in HIPPY between 2016 and 2018.

HIPPY is a free two-year early-learning program now operating in 100 communities in Australia that empowers parents and carers to be their children’s first teacher.

This longitudinal study examines the progress of HIPPY families from 45 sites around Australia. The authors conducted face-to-face interviews with parents and used the Who am I? assessment to measure the learning and development of over 600 children over their time in the program.

Data linkage is also being sought with AEDC (Australian Early Development Census) and NAPLAN data.


HIPPY Longitudinal Study: initial findings (PDF, 221 KB)

Sets out the purpose and method of the study as presented to the 2018 Australian Institute of Families Study (AIFS) conference.