Research

“The National Research and Evaluation Center is dedicated to building the knowledge and research base for HIPPY USA.”

Center research will focus on using rigorous design to provide relevant information about program participation and program outcomes for children, parents, and local communities. In addition to the design and launch of a national research agenda, the HIPPY USA NREC will provide support to state directors, program evaluators, and local program staff about how to design and conduct high quality, meaningful data collection and evaluation. The center will serve as the connector for collaborative studies and research initiatives.

The NREC will provide resources for program evaluation and research study design to all HIPPY USA programs. This includes information about available standardized assessment instruments to measure child, parent, and home visitor/community outcomes. Use these links below to access information about a list of measures and more information about measuring school readiness, language, parent involvement, and workforce development.

The NREC aims to build and support sustainable collaborative network of researchers and program evaluators. If you would like to learn more about opportunities to partner with local programs to assist with program evaluation or research efforts please contact NREC Program Director Cathy Sowell.

Note: If you are a HIPPY state director, program coordinator, program evaluator, or home visitor who has research or evaluation support needs or questions, please contact NREC Program Director Cathy Sowell.

HIPPY Research and Evaluation

Abstracts of all published HIPPY research articles are available on the Published HIPPY Studies page. Downloadable PDF files of the full articles are available to registered members. If you would like to become a member, please complete the Registration Form.

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2014

Brown, A. L., & Johnson, U. (2014). The Impact of HIPPY Participation on School Readiness and Parent Involvement. Dialog, 17(1), 74-87.

Evangelou, M., & Wild, M. (2014). Connecting Home and Educational Play: Interventions that Support Children’s Learning. SAGE Handbook of Play and Learning in Early Childhood, 378.

O’Flynn, J., Dickinson, H., O’Sullivan, S., Gallet, W., Currie, K., Pettit, M., ... & Robinson, T. (2014). The prime provider model.

2013

Brown, A.L. (2013). The impact of early intervention on the school readiness of children born to teenage mothers. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 11(1), 1-15.

2012

Brown, A. L. (2012). The impact of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program on school performance in 3rd, 5th, 7th and 9th grades. 17th International Roundtable on School, Family, and Community Partnerships. Vancouver, Canada.

Barnett, T., Diallo Roost, F., & McEachran, J. (2012). Evaluating the effectiveness of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). Family Matters, 91, 27-37.

Johnson, U. Y., Martinez-Cantu, V., Jacobson, A. L., & Weir, C. (2012). The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program's relationship with mother and school outcomes. Early Education & Development, 23(5), 713-727.

2011

Lidell, M., Barnett, T., Diallo Roost, F., & McEachran, J. Investing in our future: An evaluation of the national rollout of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY). Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations, 1-123. http://www.bsl.org.au/pdfs/Investing_in_our_future_HIPPY_National_Rollout_Evaluatio n_FinalReport_2011.pdf.

Moore, O. K. The Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program’s Effect on Academic Achievement of TAKS Tests. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc103361/.

Nievar, A. M., Jacobson, A., Chen, Q., Johnson, U., & Dier, S. (2011). Impact of HIPPY on home learning environments of Latino families. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 26(3), 268-277.

2010

Dean, S. & Lueng, C. (2010) Nine year of early intervention research: the effectiveness of the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) in Australia. Bulletin - April 2010, pp. 14-18.

Martinez-Cantu, V. (2010). Final report of 2009-2010: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program. EA10-178-2. Dallas, TX: Department of Evaluation and Accountability, Dallas Independent School District.

2009

Council on Community Pediatrics. (2009). The role of preschool home-visiting programs in improving children’s developmental and health outcomes. Pediatrics,123, 598-603.

Gieb, V. (2009). Niedrigschwellige Familienbildungsprogramme für Familien mit Migrationshintergrund: Ein Überblick über innovative Angebote der Elternbildung und frühkindlichen Förderung mit einer empirischen Analyse des Hausbesuchsprogramms HIPPY [Low-threshold familiy programs for families with migration backround: A overview of innovative offers for parental education and early childhood support including an empirical analysis of the home education program HIPPY]. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Fachhochschule Würzburg-Schweinfurt [Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences], Germany.

Kagitcibasi C,Sunar D,Bekman S,Baydar N,Cemalcilar Z. (2009). Continuing effects of early enrichment in adult life: the Turkish Early Enrichment Project 22 years later.  Applied Developmental Psychology, 30(6):764–779

Nievar, A. M. and Martinez-Cantu, V. (2009). Intervention in early childhood: Links to school success. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Younger, S. (2009). I. Greater Potentials Foundation.

2008

Brown, A. L. Children of teenage mothers: School readiness outcomes and predictors of school success. Denton, Texas. UNT Digital Library. http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9117/. Kershaw, P. (2008). The care, identity and inclusion project: Investigating the links between private time and social inclusion. In-progress research, Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP). British Columbia, Canada.

Nievar, A. (2008). The impact of HIPPY on attachment and maternal sensitivity. University of North Texas research with a grant from the Timberlawn Foundation.

Nievar, A. M., Jacobson, A., & Dier, S. (2008). Home visiting for at-risk preschoolers: A successful model for Latino families. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Family Relations, Little Rock, AR.

The Partnership for Families and Children. (2008). Colorado HIPPY evaluation – 2008 Studies 1 – 4. Denver, CO: Marty Tombari, Ph.D

Texas HIPPY. (2008). The impact of HIPPY on attachment and maternal sensitivity. Denton, TX: Angela Nievar, Ph.D.

2007

Beatch, M & Le Mare, L. (2007). Taking ownership: The Implementation of a non-aboriginal early education programme for the on-reserve children. The Australian Journal for Indigenous Education, 36, 77-87.

Black, M.M. and Powell, D. (2007). Year Three HIPPY AmeriCorps Evaluation: Children's Receptive Vocabulary Development, Parental Involvement in Literacy Activities for First-Year Parents, and Additional Benefits for Second-Year HIPPY Parents University of South Florida, Department of Child and Family Studies.

Necoechea, D. M. (2007). Children at-risk for poor school readiness: The effect of an early intervention home visiting program on children and parents. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A: Humanities and Social Sciences, 68 (6-A), 2311. (Dissertation Abstract: 2007-99230-512).

O’Brien, T. (2007). Colorado HIPPY evaluation: Early childhood home observation for the measurement of the environment. University of Colorado at Denver, Center for Educational Policy Analysis.

The Partnership for Families and Children. (2007). Colorado HIPPY evaluation: Woodcock- Johnson tests of achievement results summary. Denver, CO: Marty Tombari, Ph.D.

Reinhold, D. (2007). Integration von Migrantenkindern – Sprachprogramme im Vergleich [Integration of Migrant Children – Comparison of Language Programs]. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg [University of Bamberg], Germany.

Vazsonyi, A., Chen, P., & Brwoder, S. (2007). HIPPY Alabama evaluation: FY 2007. Alabama, U.S.: Auburn University, Department of Human Development and Family Studies.

2006

Beatch, M. (2006). Kershaw care identity and inclusion project: Investigating the links between private time and social inclusion. Unpublished thesis, Simon Frazier University, British Columbia, Canada.

Black, M.M. and Powell, D. (2006). Year Two HIPPY AmeriCorps Evaluation: Children's Receptive Vocabulary Development, Parental Involvement in Literacy Activities for First- Year Parents, and Additional Benefits for Second-Year HIPPY Parents. University of South Florida, Department of Child and Family Studies.

Garcia, M. (2006). The impact of HIPPY on reading, math and language achievement of Hispanic English language learners. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of North Texas, Denton.

Godfrey, C. (2006). Responses to an Early Childhood Educational Intervention with Disadvantaged Families an Exploratory Study. Unpublished dissertation, University of Victoria, Australia.

2005

Black, M.M. and Powell, D. (2005). Year One HIPPY AmeriCorps Evaluation: Parent Involvement in Literacy Activities and Children’s Receptive Vocabulary Development. University of South Florida, Department of Child and Family Studies.

Doyle, M. E. (2005). HIPPY: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters Program. New England Reading Association Journal, 41(2), 28-29.

Karoly, L. A., Kilburn M., & Cannon, J. (2005). Early Childhood Interventions: Proven Results, Future Promise. Retrieved from http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/monographs/2005/RAND_MG341.pdf

2004

Stronger Families Learning Exchange at the Australian Institute of Family Studies. (2004). HIPPY La Perouse: An evaluation report. La Perouse, Australia: Maya Haviland, Liz Orr and Sherri Longbottom.

2003

Baker, A. J. L., Piotrkowski, C. S., Brooks-Gunn, J. “Program Effectiveness and Parent Involvement in HIPPY.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003. 251-261.

Barhava-Monteith, G., Harre, N., & Field, J. (2003). An evaluation of a HIPPY early intervention program: Can parents benefit too? In M. Westheimer (Ed.), Parents making a difference: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program (pp. 193-206). Jerusalem, Israel: Hebrew University Magnes Press.

Bredekamp, S. “Principles of Child Development, Learning, and Partnerships: Where Does the HIPPY Program Fit?” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Britto, P. R., Brooks-Gunn, J. “HIPPY Program’s Influence on Establishing Home- School Partnerships and Enhancing Children’s School Readiness.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Dean, S., Leung, C. “HIPPY Implementation and Research in Australia: Progress and Prospect.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Deuel, L. S., Lindsey, Mary, Rampersad, Dabaram. “The Florida HIPPY Recipe for Research.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Jacobson, A.L. “Evaluating HIPPY in Texas: Process and Progress.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Kfir, Drora, Elroy, Irit. “Preschool Children in the HATAF and HIPPY Programs: Feedback from Preschool Teachers.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Le Mare, L. “Understanding HIPPY in the Context of Contemporary Perspectives on Development, Risk, and Intervention.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Le Mare, L., & Audet, K. (2003). The Vancouver HIPPY project: Preliminary evaluation findings from a multicultural program. In M. Westheimer (Ed.), Parents making a difference: International research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program (pp. 169-177). Jerusalem, Israel: Hebrew University Magnes Press.

O’Brien, T., Garnett, D., & Proctor, K. (2003). Five year study of the impact of HIPPY Alamosa, Colorado. University of Colorado at Denver, Center for Human Investment Policy.

Roundtree, W. “Maternal Scaffolding Behavior within the HIPPY Context.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Schubert, O. “The Mutually Reinforcing Roles of Volunteers and Professionals: HIPPY as a Case in Point.” Parents Making A Difference: International Research on the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program. Ed. Miriam Westheimer. Jerusalem, Israel: Magnes, 2003.

Westheimer, M. (2003). Parents making a difference: International research on the home instruction for parents of preschool youngsters (HIPPY) program. Jerusalem : Magnes Press, Hebrew University, c2003.

2002

Bradley, R. H., & Gilkey, B. (2002). The impact of the Home Instructional Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) on school performance in 3rd and 6th Grades. Early Education and Development, 13(3), 301-311.

2001

Kagitcibasi, C., Sunar, D., & Bekman, S. (2001). Long-term effects of early intervention: Turkish low-income mothers and children. Applied Developmental Psychology, 22, 333-361.

Van Tuijl, C., Leseman, P. M., & Rispens, J. (2001). Efficacy of an intensive home-based educational intervention programme for 4- to 6-year-old ethnic minority children in the Netherlands. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 25(2), 148-159.

1999

Baker, A. J. L., Piotrkowski, C. S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (1999). The Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY). Future of Children, 9(1), 116-133.

Barhava-Monteith, G., Harre, N., & Field, J. (1999). A promising start: An evaluation of the HIPPY program in New Zealand. Early Child Development and Care, 159, 145–157.

Gumpel, T. P. (1999). Use of item response theory to develop a measure of first-grade readiness. Psychology in the Schools, 36(4), 285-293.

1998

Baker, A. J. L., Piotrkowski, C. S., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (1998). The effects of the Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters on children’s school performance at the end of the program and one year later. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 13(4), 571– 586.

Britt, D. W. (1998), Reaching out and making a difference: The context of meaning in a home-based preschool program. Journal of Community Psychology, 26(2): 103–118.

1997

Baker, A. J. L., & Roth, J. L. (1997). Predictors of parent involvement in an early intervention program: comparing sites, cohorts, and type of involvement. Applied Behavioral Science Review, 5(2), 199-217.

Westheimer, M. (1997). Ready or not: One home-based response to the school readiness dilemma. Early Childhood Development and Care. 127-128.

1996

Baker, A. J. L., & Piotrkowski, C. S. (1996). Parents and children through the school years: The effects of the home instruction program for preschool youngsters. New York: National Council of Jewish Women, Center for the Child.

1995

Cates, K.K. (1995) Early Intervention of At-Risk Children: Effects on Academic Performance. Dissertation, University of Arkansas.

1994

Lombard, A. (1994). Success begins at home: the past, present and future of the home instruction program for preschool youngsters. Guilford, CT : Dushkin Pub. Group, c1994; 2nd ed.

1989

Lombard, A. D. (1989). Home-based early childhood education programs. International Journal of Early Childhood, 20(2), 23-35.

1983

Lombard, A. D. (1983). Summary Report on HIPPY. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, School of Education, NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education.

1982

Lombard, A. D. “HIPPY: Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters.” Early Childhood Education: An International Perspective. Eds. Nir-Janiv, Nechama, Spodek, Bernard, Stag, Doreen. Plenum Publishing, 1982.

1981

Lombard, A. D.(1981). Success Begins at Home: Educational Foundations for Preschoolers. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books.

1973

Lombard, A. D. (1973). Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY): Final Report 1973. Jerusalem: Hebrew University, School of Education, NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education.

HIPPY Research

HIPPY USA remains committed to supporting research both to demonstrate the effectiveness of the program and to identify areas in need of improvement. The following summarizes some of the research reports that HIPPY USA has gathered over the years.  

Research Summaries

  • The following document is a summary of HIPPY program evaluation studies conducted from 2003 to 2009.
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  • The following document is a summary of HIPPY program evaluation studies conducted before 2001.
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HIPPY Research Briefs

A series of research briefs over the next few years to support the ongoing national research and evaluation efforts of HIPPY programs.

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Other HIPPY Research

HIPPY USA
http://www.hippyusa.org/research_research_summary.php
HIPPY Florida Research:
http://floridahippy.fmhi.usf.edu/research.html
HIPPY Texas Research:
http://www.unt.edu/hippy/impact/pages/research.html
HIPPY Alabama Research:
http://hippyalabama.com/research/
HIPPY International Research:
http://hippy-international.org/research
Colorado Parent and Child Foundation:
http://www.cpcfonline.org/results/pages/results.html