In a language nest, older speakers of the language take part in early childhood education with a view to improving intergenerational language transference.
The approach has had considerable success in revitalizing the Māori language in New Zealand. It has since been replicated in Hawaii, where the Hawaiian language equivalent, the Pūnana Leo, has also been successful in producing first-language speakers of Hawaiian.
In August 2009, the Australian government pledged to pilot language nests as part of its National Indigenous Languages Policy.
Still, these immersion preschools need financial help. Supporting a language nest in your area can become your personal cause.