" Isabella just loves school and doesn't want to leave, so taking pictures and putting them up at home for her to see just brightens her face."
"Our family has truly appreciated the HIPPY program. My son Nicholas has really blossomed using this multi-faceted /well-rounded program. Nick enjoyed each week's work and frequently asks for more throughout the week. We treasure the time we spend together reading, coloring, singing, creating & playing.....HIPPY works. Our whole family has seen it and used it daily. I have searched extensively for a curriculum to add to my son's educational experience because he knows his ABC's and numbers, etc. HIPPY has really added to giving him a well-rounded education. HIPPY has been an answer to our prayers. Teaching parents to teach their children is the most cost-effective means of helping a community grow. I hope HIPPY will continue next year."
" It is so organized here I think they learn more here than in school because all the adults teach the kids something. I told several of the mom's I know about the program."
"The HIPPY program is a wonderful program that enables the child and parent to work, play and bond together. My child and I have definitely benefited from this program. I have gained support from fellow parents and members of the community. My child has gained social and reading readiness skills. We enjoy doing the HIPPY curriculum together."
"I just loved spending quality time with Kilinahe. I took off from my pediatric work to be here learning wonderful things with kumu."
"It has been an experience that we will cherish always. I would tell any parent that this is a great program to be a part of. I'm so happy to be a HIPPY parent. I am the first important teacher to my children."
Santa visited all the sites for the Christmas party and parents contributed by bringing gifts for Santa to hand out to their keiki. Parents also brought extra gifts for those who may have forgotten as well as activities for the children to participate in. It was a team effort and a great success.
" I love your activities. They are easy, simple, and inexpensive. We will make these hoku lii at my daughter's party this weekend " Michelle Inciong
"When I first heard about the HIPPY program, it was mentioned briefly at a preschool play group that I attended. I looked up their website and was excitedly looking at their information.... A few months later, the play group I was attending offered HIPPY to anyone that was interested and I happily signed up my daughter for the four year old program. This was a lifesaver for me to have a curriculum so expertly prepared that I could do at home, since my husband and I couldn't afford tuition for preschool, and we earned too much to qualify for financial assistance for tuition. In kindergarten my daughter excelled, and I feel she kept up with the other children due to her experience with HIPPY. I believe HIPPY would benefit any preschooler, whether they are attending preschool, day care, or are at home with a caretaker."
"Santa visited all the sites for the Christmas party and parents contributed by bringing gifts for Santa to hand out to their keiki. Parents also brought extra gifts for those who may have forgotten as well as activities for the children to participate in. It was a team effort and a great success. "
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