Mālamapōkiʻi, which literally translates to “taking care of younger siblings,” is a licensed family-based early childhood education program established in 2001.  Mālamapōkiʻi aims to improve educational attainment of native Hawaiian children by providing a nurturing learning environment in which children and parents grow together.

News & Announcements


Seeking donations for various native plants and natural materials for their new outdoor learning classroom. Also seeking as many volunteers and hands as possible for planting next Saturday, March 4th.

Shidler College of Business to host distance learning info meeting in Waimea

WAIMEA, (August 5, 2015) - The University Center at Pālamanui and the Shidler College of Business (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) will host a community informational meeting in Waimea on August 13. The meeting will focus on the Distance Learning Executive MBA and the Masters of Human Resource Management (MHRM) programs offered by Shidler.

Tropical Storm Guillermo UPDATE!

Kanu o ka ʻĀina has been following Tropical Storm Guillermo as it moves closer to the islands. We are NOT expecting to close and plan to be open for school, tomorrow, Wednesday, August 5th. However, we are tracking the storm and
will notify you of any changes. Please continue to keep informed by closely monitoring NOAA weather radio and local news outlets.

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Upcoming Events

MAKAHIKI - Kanu o ka ʻĀina
Date: 12/10/2019
Location: Kanu o ka ʻĀina campus
Kanu o ka ʻĀina - Festival of Lights
Date: 12/19/2019
Location: KANU GYM
Malamapokii DOH Immunization Assessment Report Due
Date: 1/10/2020
Malamapokii Patch DOH Immunization Report Due
Date: 1/10/2020
Q2 Awards Assembly
Date: 1/23/2020, 1:15 PM 3 PM
Location: KANU GYM