Project Description:

Project Nenes implements a HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) program. The curriculum is primarily cognitively based, and focused on language development, problem solving, logical thinking and perceptual skills.

Description of Services:

HIPPY is an evidenced-based program that works with families in the home to support parents as their child's first teacher. A Parent home Visitor makes home visits to the families and role-plays five lessons once a week for one-hour for 30 weeks. Parent support groups are implemented monthly. A role-play of a week's 5-day lessons will be accomplished together as well as additional enrichment and community information in areas such as health, family resources, and child development. 

Project Goals:

Increase the number of children receiving preschool/in-home instruction in order to promote cognitive and social development. Increase the number of parent support groups and empower parents with information, skills, materials, and support to establish a learning environment in their homes. Seventy-five (75) families will learn the importance of child development and will increase the knowledge of community resources and other educational experiences. Thirty-eight (38) HIPPY participant will be children who live within the jurisdiction of underperforming schools as designated by the funder. 

Eligibility/Targeted participants:

HIPPY serves parents with children ages 3 and 4 who DO NOT attend preschool and meet low to middle income guidelines.


Funding is provided by the Imperial County Children and Families First Commission (First 5)

Length of Funding: 

Project Nenes has been funded since July 2004. The program is currently funded through June 2019.

Contact Information:

687 W. State Street
El Centro, CA  92243
(760) 312-6222

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