• Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) is a parent involvement, school readiness program that helps parents prepare their three, four, and five year old children for success in school and beyond. HIPPY helps parents empower themselves as their children's first teacher by giving them the tools, skills and confidence they need to work with their children in the home. The program was designed to bring families, organizations and communities together and remove any barriers to participation that may include limited financial resources or lack of education.
  • It comes from the pre-hippie beatniks. The word was hipster and was, through increased use to describe the post beatnik subculture, changed to hippie to distinguish the two.
  • "Hip" or "hep", black slang first recoded in 1904, meant "in the know", "up to date". Picked up by the beats and served as the basis of the word "hipster", which meant "someone in the know", first recorded in 1941. In 1953, "hippie" was coined as a disparaging form of the word "hipster". This entered San Francisco Haight-Ashbury slang by the mid-sixties, being used with it's present meaning. From there, it rapidly spread to the rest of the country.

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