The purpose of the Tūtū and Me Home Visiting Program & the Parent Education Hui 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 Parent Education Hui programs areavailable to caregivers with keiki ages birth to five years old on Hawaiʻi Island as well as select Tūtū and Me preschool sitesthroughout 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 Parent Education Hui 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 Parent Education Hui programs:
Empowering caregivers with the responsibility and privilege of raising keiki
Supporting caregivers as they navigate the best path for their ʻohana
Providing caregivers with tools that strengthen their relationship with their keiki
Teaching caregivers how to understand the development of their keiki
The Tūtū and Me Home Visiting and Parent Education Hui 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 Parent Education Hui 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 Parent Education Hui in your district, contact us and someone will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
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.
PARENT EDUCATION HUI
Tūtū and Me is proud to offer another way to support your ‘ohana with the Parent Education Hui. We know as caregivers, you are doing the most important job out there. That's the basis of the Parent Education Hui—helps keep you going!
The Parent Hui gives you: 1. time to focus on yourself and your relationship with keiki; 2. parenting tips about how your keiki develops; and 3. an opportunity to talk with other parents who have keiki the same age.
The Parent Education Hui Program will be held via group sessions for families on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and in Waimea and Honokaʻa on Hawaiʻi Island. Here's what you can expect:
- Participate in 8 sessions every other week throughout the school year
- Receive designated time to focus on yourself and to take a moment to reset and recharge
- Gain shortcuts and tips to make parenting life a little easier
- Build new friendships and connect with caregivers like you!
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 Parent Hui!
Get In Touch
For questions or to learn more about the Home Visiting or Parent Education Hui Programs send us a message and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Aloha!