ABOUT

ABOUT

The purpose of the Tūtū and Me Home Visiting Program & the Caregiver Education programs is to offer support to caregivers as they are their keiki's first and foremost teacher. We believe that a strong ho‘omaka (beginning) of keiki begins with a strong kahua (foundation) of their caregiver.

The Home Visiting and Caregiver Education programs are available to caregivers with keiki ages birth to five years old on Hawaiʻi Island as well as select Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool sites throughout the state.

These caregiver support programs utilize the Naʻu Ke Kuleana curriculum, uniquely designed using Native Hawaiian manaʻo. While there are many styles of parenting, relationships between parent and child, and different personalities of children, the Naʻu Ke Kuleana curriculum is used as a guide for Home Visiting and Caregiver Education Program caregivers to understand and perceive their role and kuleana.

Like an a‘a (root system), these are the four Hawaiian values that the Naʻu Ke Kuleana curriculum is rooted within the Home Visiting and Caregiver Education programs:

 

Kuleana

Empowering caregivers with the responsibility and privilege of raising keiki

Mālama

Supporting caregivers as they navigate the best path for their ʻohana

Aloha

Providing caregivers with  tools that strengthen their relationship with their keiki

ʻIke

Teaching caregivers how to understand the development of their keiki

 

The Tūtū and Me Home Visiting and Caregiver Education programs focus on "you first," as we believe you (caregivers) are the most important piece of keiki's development.

As part of the Home Visiting and Caregiver Education Program, caregivers learn: Na wai ke kuleana? For whom is the privilege/obligation? Naʻu. Mine.

Along with unconditional aloha, Na'u Ke Kuleana reminds caregivers of their privilege and kuleana to guide and teach keiki at the right time, in the right place, for the right reason, in the right manner. This is the obligation of privilege.

For more information and to find out more about joining an available Home Visiting or Caregiver Education Program in your district, contact us and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

HOME VISITING

HOME VISITING

The Home Visiting program by Tūtū and Me honors you, the caregiver, as keiki's first and most important teacher. The program is designed to strengthen your pilina (relationship) with your keiki at home.

When you participate in the Home Visiting program, you will be paired with an assigned Home Visitor and receive tips, strategies, and ʻike (knowledge) on your keiki's development.

  • Participate in 18 weekly or every other week
  • Receive monthly Take-Home Backpacks filled with resources, lending library books, caregiver, and keiki activities to enjoy together
  • Eligible for monthly diapers or pull-ups and wipes from Hawai‘i Diaper Bank
  • Connect with other families and keiki through our virtual Play Day with Friends.

The Home Visiting Program serves families on the Hawai‘i island in the districts of East Hawai‘i, Hāmākua, North Hawai‘i, and Ka‘ū.

CAREGIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

CAREGIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Tūtū and Me ʻOhana Support Caregiver Education program is available for enrolled caregivers at selected Tūtū and Me preschool sites. The program uses a unique curriculum that Tūtū and Me called: Naʻu Ke Kuleana (The Privilege is Mine). We believe it is a privilege and kuleana (responsibility) to guide and raise healthy keiki.  Caregivers in this program gain tips and tools on their ola kino maikaʻi (overall wellness), deepen their pilina (relationship) with keiki, and grow ʻike (knowledge) on being their keikiʻs most important teacher.
The Caregiver Education Program is currently virtual and offered to caregivers at our Hawaiʻi Island, Oʻahu and Maui sites.
Caregivers:
  • Participate in 10 virtual sessions 2x per month.
  • Receive designated time to reset and recharge.
  • Gain shortcuts and tips to make parenting easier.
  • Are connected with community resources to support your ʻohana.
  • Deepen your developmental parenting journey.
  • May be eligible for free diapers and wipes from The Hawaiʻi Diaper Bank.

If you are enrolled at Tūtū and Me Traveling Preschool sites on Hawaii Island, Oʻahu and Maui click here to register today!

In addition, Parent Education Manager Amanda Ishigo provides regular Caregiver Tips. You can find those on our YouTube channel here.

Stay up to date by visiting our calendar for open enrollment dates and deadlines. We hope to see you at our Caregiver Education program!

Get In Touch

Get In Touch

For questions or to learn more about the Home Visiting or Caregiver Education Programs send us a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Aloha!