JASON CLARK
HIPPY Program Coordinator

501-882-5467 ext. 6222

DEBBI FLETCHER
HIPPY Secretary

501-882-5467 ext. 6221

SUSIE KELLER
Assessment/Intake

501-882-5467 ext. 6226

FIELD COORDINATORS

COLLEEN JOBE
Office Location

Judsonia
501-729-5501

Districts Served
Bald Knob - Facebook page
Riverview - Facebook page
White County Central - Facebook page

KELLY RAMEY
Office Location

Searcy
501-268-4992

Districts Served
Pangburn - Facebook page
Searcy - Facebook page

STEPHANIE HEIDELBERG
Office Location

Beebe
501-882-5467 ext. 6227

Districts Served
Beebe - Facebook page
Bradford - Facebook page
Des Arc - Facebook page
Rose Bud - Facebook page

KATEY BALL
Office Location

Lonoke
501-676-0121

Districts Served
Carlisle - Facebook page
England - Facebook page
Lonoke - Facebook page

JENNIE GATES
Office Location

Hazen
870-255-1234

Districts Served
Cabot - Facebook page
Hazen - Facebook page

Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters

HIPPY

GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

The goal of the WDMESC HIPPY Program is to administer a national curriculum of early childhood, age and developmentally-appropriate readiness skills to three, four and some five year old children; to maintain current information on and serve as a networking agency for families of the children identified as having needs; and to develop, provide, and administer appropriate in-service training for all personnel involved in serving HIPPY children and their families. The program is offered at no-cost to all families. Each child receives books. curriculum, supplies and enrichment materials to complete the weekly lessons.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The HIPPY Program is a four year program responsible for identifying academically or educationally at-risk two, three, four and five year olds in member school districts and providing skills necessary for kindergarten readiness. Select two, three, four and five-year-olds are eligible for the program, with those most in need being served first.

The WDMESC HIPPY Program has provided services to the locally identified at-risk children since the 1991-1992 program year. All four-year-old children will enter the kindergarten program at their local schools the following fall, with HIPPY encouraging the necessary family/school bond to promote educational interest and success. Linkage has been established and maintained with other preschool family service providers. An interagency advisory council networks to provide local expertise and community support.

Fourteen member districts and over 795 students participate in the HIPPY program each year. Funding for the program is provided by the Arkansas Better Chance (ABC) Program, Title I, participating school districts, local colleges & universities, and the local communities served by the program.

WDMESC HIPPY Manual 2021-2022