Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

The program provides immigrant women and their families support with literacy skills to prepare their preschool aged children for school.


Program Details

  • 30-week program to enhance parental support for pre-school children
  • English language enhancement for parents
  • weekly in-home parental literacy support
  • Canadian school system referrals
  • family literacy support
  • group meetings with participants
  • employment opportunities for parents after completion of program


Eligible Clients

The program is available to all permanent residents with 3 and 4 year old children.


Additional Program Information

  • the program equips parents with teaching skills to prepare their children for school
  • program facilitators visit clients’ homes once a week
  • parents follow HIPPY curriculum to gain skills and help their children learn English
  • the program helps families access family health, nutrition and community resources
  • parents receive support with school preparation
  • upon program completion, participants receive employment support and guidance
  • referrals to other CIWA programs help participants access additional support services


Free childcare and first language support is available.


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