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ʻAkahiao Daycare

The daycare at ʻAkahiao Nature Institute is guided by the cultivation of two natures: the nature of our keiki with their individual strengths; and by the natural world where quality learning happens. We strive to develop a relationship of reciprocity and thankfulness between the two natures and among the keiki. Through guided exploration of the natural world, we believe our keiki will discover their innate sense of wonder and curiosity, enhance their physical aptitude and develop a strong sense of self in relation to this wonderful world. These benefits are long term and contribute to their development into global citizens who are curious, confident and environmentally conscious.

Our teachers are trained to lead them in activities that ensure experiential projects, creativity, and active participation. 

Learning Spaces

We are located at a picturesque ranch that encompasses an organic garden, tall tree forest and open grassland that can all be used as learning spaces. Our keiki will spend a greater part of the day exploring and learning in these various environments while focusing on activities that foster gratitude for the natural world. 

Tuition:  $1100/mo (3&up)

     $1200 (2 yo)

Registration Fee: $50

Hours: M-Th 800-330PM

Half day Fridays

800 - 1200PM

Daily Schedule

8:00 - 8:30 AM    Keiki Drop-Off & Free play

8:30 - 9:00 AM    Morning Circle - Music, Weather, Moon cycle, Stretching

9:00 - 11:00 AM    Wonder-full Walk - Whole Body Activity, Outdoor facilitated play, Kilo

11:00 - 1145 AM    Malama Mama - giving back time, tend to animals, gardens, oli mahalo

11:45 - 12:15 PM    Lunch & Free Play

12:15 - 2:00 PM    Nap time/Quiet Activity

2:00 - 2:30 PM    Fine motor learning activities

2:30 - 3:00 PM    Outdoor Play

3:00 - 3:30 PM    Pick up

Additional Learning  Activities

  • Ohana Day every month

  • Hawaiian Language & Cultural Lessons

  • Kilo-Based sciences

  • Tea time


We follow the DOE calendar for all MAJOR holidays that fall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. We do have a different schedule for Fall & Spring Breaks so please be sure to note the dates.

August 5 - First day of school

September 2 - Labor Day

October  21 - 29 Fall Break

November 11 - Veterans Day

November 28 - 29  - Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec 23 - Jan 3 -  Winter Break

January 20 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 17 - Presidentʻs Day

March 17 - 21 Spring Break

May 26 - Memorial Day

May 30 - Last day of school


Please sign up to schedule a tour

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