HIPPY educators share study tips in Orange

Member for Calare Andrew Gee joins HIPPY educators Sally Thomas, Donna Ashley, Ron Holmes, Amanda Short and Ashlea Werner. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0920jkhippy2

Member for Calare Andrew Gee joins HIPPY educators Sally Thomas, Donna Ashley, Ron Holmes, Amanda Short and Ashlea Werner. Photo: JUDE KEOGH 0920jkhippy2

On Tuesday Orange hosted educators from the across the Central West as they came together to share innovations in early-childhood education.

The Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) program provides training for parents to become their child’s first teacher and to prepare children for school.

Member for Calare Andrew Gee opened the conference.

“The thing I really like about this program, it works on a number of different levels,” Mr Gee said.

“It helps to educate kids before preschool and supports parents to educate their own kids.

“Not everyone can afford to send their kids to preschool. It gives parents the tools they need to give their kids a great start in those early years before preschool.”

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