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Graduate Friday: Home Instruction and Home Visitors

graduate friday: In the beginning, I was very afraid because I don't know how to teach, I don't know how to find the correct word to explain things, and they actually provide all these things, according to Toronto Star. I think it's very helpful, Taslitsky said. Taslitsky and her 4-year-old daughter, Adele, are among the 38 newcomer families and 42 children set to graduate Friday from their first year of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters HIPPY Program, delivered by Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia ISANS .HIPPY is a 30-week program running October to June where home visitors from ISANS meet with parents primarily mothers of kids ranging from 3 to 5 years old, to give them support while preparing their children for school in Canada. Taslitsky moved from Israel to Nova Scotia about 11 months ago with her husband and two children. Article Continued Below When Taslitsky first moved here, she said she was disappointed to realize that, unlike Israel, Canada didn't have a government-supported program for all preschool children where they could learn about culture, holidays and be prepared for school. She was born in Ukraine and moved to Israel as a child, but Taslitsky said her first language remained Russian, which the family also speaks at home. ( As reported in the news.