Providing a Strong Foundation for Early Learners
Hi‘ilei increases parent knowledge and the development of new skills and strategies to become their child’s best teacher and advocate, and cultivates the bonds that nurture the relationship between parent and child to provide a strong foundation to support the healthy growth and development of their child, body and mind.
Hi‘ilei provides educational in-home visits to families with children, prenatal to 3 years old, where parents can engage directly with their child in their home environment that is comfortable and familiar to them. Weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly visits deliver high-quality, comprehensive lessons which are tailored to meet individual family needs. The goal of Hi‘ilei’s services is to empower and equip parents with the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure their keiki gets the best possible start in life.
Utilizing the nationally recognized Parents As Teachers (PAT) curriculum as the foundationfor services, Hi’ilei focuses on four main points of development: language, cognitive, social, and motor skills. Through Hi‘ilei, parents learn strategies and develop skills to effectively help their keiki develop in these areas. Each lesson plan is tailored to meet the specific needs of the parent, keiki, and family, through topics that include: healthy births, early childhood education, brain development, keiki health, and nutrition.
Hi‘ilei’s Parent Educators are PAT Certified, have field experience and academic backgrounds in early childhood education, and engage in extensive year-round professional development. Coming from the communities they serve, our staff is deeply committed to working with families and contributing to their growth as parents.
Lori Ann Pastrana
Moloka‘i Lead Parent Educator
INPEACE is a nonprofit organization that relies heavily on grants to fund programs and services that strengthen, support, educate and empower our communities. Through donations, we are able to keep our programs free while providing an incredible asset to our community.