Sixty-three preschoolers graduated from
program on Saturday, May 11th at Milwaukee Public Library – Centennial Hall. The event included a graduation ceremony for families completing year three of the program and a family-friendly music performance.
“Our aim with HIPPY is two-fold,” said Jessica Namaste, HIPPY Program Director. “The first is to make sure that kids have developed the foundational skills that will allow them to succeed once they enter elementary school. The second is to enable and support parents to become their child’s first and most important teacher,” said Namaste.
HIPPY began at COA in 1998 in partnership with National Council of Jewish Women – Milwaukee Section with 18 families enrolled. HIPPY now serves approximately 300 families each year and continues to grow.