HIPPY Research & Studies

Evaluation of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program

Prairie Research Associates (PRA) Inc.

Prepared for HIPPY Canada

October 14, 2015

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Introduction: A decade of HIPPY research

Miriam Westheimer

Parents Making a Difference, pages 19-45

The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalum, 2003

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Evaluation and research: Parents making a difference

Edited by Miriam Westheimer

Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

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What we know about how HIPPY works: A summary of HIPPY evaluation research

HIPPY USA, Winter, 2001

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The Vancouver HIPPY project: Preliminary evaluation findings from a multicultural program

Lucy Le Mare and Karyn Audet

Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University

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Investing in our Future

An evaluation on the national rollout of HIPPY. Final report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Associate Professor Max Liddell, Tony Barnett, Fatoumata Diallo Roost, Juliet McEachran

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HIPPY Canada has partnered with TVO to produce a series of How-To Videos – available in 9 languages – to help parents teach their pre-school childen about language, math, and science.

Bond to Literacy: Parent-Child Reading Pilot Project – Final Evaluation Report 2011-2012

Heather L. Commodore

Aboriginal HIPPY Canada
October 2012

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Weaving Literacy Project – Linking literacy and community building: Activities, findings and implications research and practice

Suzanne Smythe

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Beyond the checklist: Using reflective practice to remove barriers in family and community literacy

Cheryl Brown and Wendell Dryden

Literacies #9, Fall 2008, Pages 23-28

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Family literacy, Policy brief No. 19

Family Strengthening Policy Centre

National Human Services Assembly, January 2007

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The Social Change Quotient: Are We Doing Our Share?

2010 HIPPY Form Keynote Address by Helene Clark, ActKnowledge

Theories of Change: Moving from Outputs to Outcomes

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HIPPY Canada has partnered with TRU that allows qualifying HIPPY Canada Home Visitor program graduates the opportunity to complete TRU-OL’s; Certificate in General Studies, Certificate in Management Studies and Diploma in Management Studies programs. Visit the TRU website for more information

Taking Stock of Lifelong Learning in Canada: Progress or Complacency?

Canadian Council on Learning

Background Report August 2010

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Possibilities: Oakville’s Vital Signs 2009

Oakville Community Foundation


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Ottawa’s Vital Signs 2009: The City’s Annual Checkup

Community Foundation of Ottawa


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The productivity argument for investing in young children

James J. Heckman, University of Chicago and Dimitriy V. Masterov, University of Michigan

January 2007

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Deborah Daro, PhD

Chapin Hall and the Ounce of Prevention Fund

Chicago, IL. 2006

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Children at risk – Consequences for school readiness and beyond

RAND Research Brief, 2005

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Is Home visiting an effective strategy?: A meta-analytic review of home visiting programs for families with young children

Monica A. Sweet and Mark I. Appelbaum

University of California, San Diego,CA, September 2004

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Family meals

Child Trends DataBank, 2013

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