HIPPY has been recognized by the independent research firm Mathematica as one of the first seven evidenced-based home visiting models with quality research showing significant outcomes – particularly in the areas of school readiness and positive parenting skills. As a result, HIPPY was included on the list of models that met the rigorous eligibility criteria for funding under the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV).


Decades of research have shown the HIPPY model to be effective in improving school readiness, parent involvement, school attendance, classroom behavior and standardized test scores and academic performance by children participating in HIPPY.

Currently, HIPPY is taking part in diverse research projects at various HIPPY sites across the nation with goals to strengthen our mission, enhance our work and provide better service delivery to our family's unique needs.

The research collaborations are comprised of federal agencies, policy research organizations, universities, and other nonprofit organizations.

Projects include 


Curricula Considerations for Home Visiting for Home-Based Child Care Providers

Head Start and HIPPY Better Together: Examining Current Collaborations
Amber L. Brown

For additional information about current HIPPY research projects or research opportunities, contact Christa Haring Biel, Research and Curriculum at 501-537-7726 or

HIPPY improves children's school readiness.

HIPPY children demonstrate higher achievement in school.

Parents  become more engaged in reading and talking to their children.

HIPPY parents are involved in their children's schools and education.

HIPPY has a

positive impact on 

home visitors.

Teachers recognize the differences among

students taking part

in home education prograams

like HIPPY.