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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:  $850/mo

Registration Fee: $50

Hours: M-W 800-330PM

Every other Thursdays

800 - 330PM

Daily Schedule

8:00 - 9:00 AM    Keiki Drop-Off

9:00 - 9:15 AM    Morning Circle - Thanksgiving Address, Daily Schedule, Weather, Moon cycle

9:15 - 10:15 AM    Wonder-full Walk - Whole Body Activity, Outdoor facilitated play, Kilo

10:15 - 10:45 AM    Snack & Free play

10:45 - 1145 AM    Creative, Hands-On Learning, Station Learning, Gardening, Cooking

11:45 - 12:15 PM    Lunch & Free Play

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

2:00 - 2:30 PM    Malama Mama - giving back time, tend to animals, gardens, oli mahalo

2:30 - 3:00 PM    Closing Circle - Daily Reflection

3:00 - 3:30 PM    Pick up

Additional Learning  Activities

  • Family Friday on Fourth Fridays

  • Hawaiian Language & Cultural Infusions

  • 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.

September 4 - Labor Day

October  23 - 26 Fall Break

November 23  - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 25 - 28 Winter Break

January 1 - 4 New Year Break

January 15 - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 19 - Presidentʻs Day

March 18 - 28 Spring Break

May 27 - Memorial Day

June 5 - Last day of school


Please sign up to schedule a tour

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