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HIPPY at Texas A&M


HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) at Texas A&M is a home visitation program that makes an impact at all levels — family, school and community — by increasing school readiness and parent involvement.

HIPPY logoHIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) at Texas A&M is a two-year, home-based educational enrichment program that builds on the natural bond between a parent and child. The home visiting model helps parents with limited formal education prepare their preschool-aged children for successful early school experiences and strengthens the bonds among schools, families and communities.  
  • Instruction is given weekly during home visits. Six additional parent meetings are held during the year based on topics chosen by parents.
  • HIPPY is a 30-week curriculum and offers a Little Learners cirriculum for age 2. Summer curriculum is also included; Child must have turned 3 or 4 by Sept. 1.
  • Home educators role play curriculum with parents. This promotes a comfortable, non-threatening learning experience.
  • Staff includes a professional coordinator with background in education and training in the HIPPY model. The coordinator supervises home educators who make weekly visits.
Stephanie Autry

Stephanie Autry

HIPPY Assistant Coordinator
Stacey Brown

Stacey Brown, MEd

HIPPY Coordinator
Linda Cortez

Linda Cortez

Family Home Educator, HIPPY
Nydia Garcia

Nydia Garcia, MPH

Community Relations & Education Manager
Jennifer Palafox Gomez

Jennifer Palafox Gomez

Family Home Educator, HIPPY
Alexis Robinson

Alexis Robinson

Family Home Educator, HIPPY
Delainia Ross

Delainia Ross

Family Home Educator, HIPPY
Carole Veal

Carole Veal

Family Home Educator, HIPPY