Decades of research have shown the HIPPY model to be effective in improving school readiness, parent involvement, school attendance, and standardized test scores in reading and math throughout elementary school.



Most recently, a quasi-experimental study of HIPPY in Florida demonstrated that the odds of passing the Florida schools readiness screening process were almost two times greater for children who participated in the HIPPY program and their odds of being promoted to first grade were five times greater than a matched sample (Payne et al, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 2020).

In the US, HIPPY was one of the first seven national home visiting models to be included in the growing list of federally-approved, evidence-based models.  This rigorous and independent review process confirms HIPPY’s growing body of evidence that HIPPY works. (For more information about the review, see For more information about HIPPY’s impact in the US and internationally check out this link

While we know HIPPY achieves the outcomes it promotes, there are still many questions remaining.  Research and evaluation remain an integral part of our work. We welcome research partners.  For more information, contact Miriam Westheimer