HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters) is a two-year home-based early-learning and parenting program for families of pre-school children.

You are your child's first and most important teachers and HIPPY home tutors can help you with activities for fun and learning.  The tutors will visit you weekly to deliver the program to you, so you can then do the program with your child in your own time during the week.

The program fits around your daily routine.

The activities allow your child to have fun, build confidence and gain skills to support transition to school.

HIPPY is an opportunity for parents and children to learn and grow together.

HIPPY is delivered in conjunction with HIPPY Australia.

Contact us to get involved.

Play Groups

Our play groups provide pre-school-aged children with opportunities to socialise, have fun and learn through play.

Activities are strong on culture and include active play, imagination, role play, educational games and toys and arts and crafts.

We always enjoy some morning tea or lunch to share.

Playgroup provides opportunities for parents and their children to interact in a positive, safe and nurturing environment enhancing individual learning and development whilst promoting emotional and social connections.

Play Group sessions are on every week (during the school terms) at:

  • Mildura (MDAS Community Hall)
  • Swan Hill (Kunawaa, Chapman Street)
  • Kerang (Northern District Community Health)
Contact us for dates and times.

Early Years Group Programs

"About Tomorrow"
This program is aimed at high school students to support girls to stay engaged longer in education and to make positive decisions about their future.
Circle of Security Program
Is a relationship based parenting program that is designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children.
Indigenous Triple P

Bringing Up Great Kids

If you would like to get involved with any of our capacity building programs, please contact the Early Years Team.

Koori Preschool Assistant 

The Koori Pre-School Assistant (KPSA) program supports Early Years Services to deliver programs which embrace Koori culture. It also assists families with enrolment and attendance at kindergarten.

Our KPSA is involved in delivering a culturally inclusive program to all funded kindergartens across the Mallee Local Government Area.

  • Support Aboriginal children and their families to be active participants in kindergarten, and promote the value of being involved
  • Build the capacity of kindergartens to provide culturally relevant programs
  • Can help families to locate a suitable kindergarten and advise on the central enrolment process through Mildura Rural City Council
  • Liaise with the Koori Engagement Officers (KESOs) in engaging with families of Aboriginal children
Koori families are encouraged to be involved in their child’s early education, and their input and feedback is welcomed.

Contact us to get involved.
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Phone (03) 5018 4100

70 Nyah Road Swan Hill
Phone (03) 5032 8600

9 Nolan Street Kerang
Phone (03) 5412 6004

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