Today, we announce HIPPY, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters will have new provider for the program in Alice Springs. Congratulations to Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation as they join a network of local providers delivering to over 4,500 families per year in 100 communities.
The Alice Springs site, which has been operating since 2009 and has a focus on supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, will be run by Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation.
HIPPY has a focus achieving outcomes for children, and families on the program, supporting local training and employment and building strong communities. HIPPY Australia National Manager Marian Pettit said, “HIPPY assists children to be more confident and competent at school, which lay the foundations for greater achievement in life. Our HIPPY organisations are part of a network that understands their community and is committed to improvement. We aim to get families learning together.”
Transition of the program to the new providers will commence shortly in each community, with existing Age 4 families transferring to the new provider from 1 July 2018.
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