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Support preschool programs.

Two examples of community programs that support family involvement are Parents as Teachers (PAT) and Home Instruction Program for Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY). Missouri’s Parents as Teachers program operates in every district of the state and works with parents of children up to three years of age. HIPPY is for mothers of children aged four and five, and it offers a curriculum and materials to help moms get their children ready for kindergarten. Local parent aides visit families to explain the program and review lessons. PAT and HIPPY have been found to improve children's achievement and adjustment to school.

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