HIPPY USA National Research and Evaluation Center established at USF
July 23, 2013
The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond. HIPPY meets criteria established by the Department of Health and Human Services for an “evidence-based” early childhood home visiting service delivery model.”
To advance the evidence base for HIPPY and support the research and evaluation efforts of HIPPY programs across the United States, the HIPPY USA National Research and Evaluation Center (NREC) has been established at the University of South Florida.
The NREC will focus on building capacity and infrastructure to serve as an effective and sustainable resource of HIPPY and the home visiting field. The NREC will conduct rigorous research, provide meaningful program evaluation support, & engage in productive collaboration to promote positive child, family, & community outcomes.