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Most families experience a wide range of emotions when they first arrive in Canada. The Canadian immigration process itself can be daunting. Particularly if you have left your home in fear, or after experiencing life changing hardships.
A Citizenship and Immigration Canada funded literacy program helps immigrant families. The program aspires to make your experience of settling into a new country less frightening and confusing. The program is aimed at families with preschool aged children. It’s designed to support you as parents in preparing your young children for kindergarten.
The program, Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, has already become better known as HIPPY. It is a 30-week program that utilizes the skills and knowledge of Canadian mothers. One of these mothers is paired with you and your family and regularly visits your home. On each visit:
One of the key benefits of the program is that it takes place within your home.
Your child is in a safe and secure environment. They feel comfortable and are more likely to feel confident about taking risks in their learning.
The children develop more confident bilingual language and early literacy skills. This minimizes the risk of difficulties once they begin kindergarten. Being able to comprehend instructions and communicating will minimize fear and frustration. It also helps in avoiding potential behavioural problems both in the short and long term.
If you have immigration questions and are interested in immigrating to Canada, we may have the answers you seek. We work with qualified immigration lawyers who can help. Contact us to book a consultation.
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