He Lei Piko Home Visiting Program

Empowering Babies and Young Children by Empowering Families

He Lei Piko is a Sate and Federally funded program offered by Keiki O Ka Aina Family Learning Centers. Eligible ‘ohana receive weekly home visits where they have the opportunity to grow in positive parenting practices, learn about their child’s development, and build a loving relationship between parent and child.

Program Details Parents as Teachers (PAT)

Prenatal to age 5 (must enter by age 2)

PAT has a vision that all keiki will grow and develop to reach their full potential. Through PAT, ‘ohana will partner with a Parent Educator, focused on keiki’s health and development. ‘Ohana will receive weekly home visits that support parent-child interactions, development centered parenting, and overall ‘ohana well-being. Visits are personalized to fit each ‘ohana needs, concerns, and hopes. 

Program Details Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY)

Age 3 to Kindergarten Entry

HIPPY supports ‘ohana in their critical role as their keiki’s first and best teacher. The caregiver is provided with a set of carefully developed curriculum to include activities and books designed to strengthen their child’s creativity, cognitive skills, early literacy and language development, social-emotional development and motor skills through weekly home visits. 

Program Details

  • Home visits that support parent and child interaction
  • Materials and activities that promote growth and development, including books to build a home library
  • Two generation screening to support healthy development
  • Monthly gatherings that provide an opportunity to connect with other parents though age and developmentally appropriate activities, cultural practices, and promote a positive parenting environment.
  • Connections to other community resources for additional support
  • Support for successful transition into kindergarten
  • Connecting ‘Ohana to Services
  • When ‘ohana are identified early, He Lei Piko can provide home visiting services to reduce family stressors and increase positive parenting practices which will lead to better outcomes for the keiki

Eligibility Requirements
(Must meet 1 (one) of the characteristics below)

  • Home visits that support parent and child interaction
  • Primary caregivers under the age of 21
  • Households with substance use
  • Households with tobacco users
  • Households with a history of child abuse or neglect or current child welfare involvement
  • Primary caregivers who did not complete high school
  • Child(ren) suspected of a developmental delay or disability, or born prematurely
  • ‘Ohana is serving or has served in the armed forces
  • ‘Ohana is low income (e.g. qualifies for SNAP or TANF)

This program is supported in part by the Hawai’i State Department of Health (DOH) and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $1,369,665.00 with 100 percent of this award funded by HRSA/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA/HHS, or the U.S. Government.

Areas We Serve for
Home Visiting

Learning Center Locations

2-2514 Kaumualii Highway Suite 203
Kalaheo, Hawaii 96741
(808) 431-4154

75-127 Lunapule Road, Suite 8A
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740
(808) 339-7979

811 Kolu Street, #102
Wailuku, Hawaii 96793
(808) 868-4143

Oahu – Wahiawa
1679 California Avenue
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
(808) 425-5652

Program Leadership

Statewide Program Director
Erin Henderson, LCSW, IMH-E (R)

Regional Program Manager
Me’ja Kaniho