WCC Preschool is now nationally accredited through NECPA!

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WCC Preschool provides keiki with quality education and care in a safe and nurturing environment bypromoting individual growth and
development. We accept children 14 months to preschool age.  We have been licensed by the State of Hawai’i to provide premium early education for the past 38 years. We operate year round for your convenience, closing only for two, one-week maintenance periods, major holidays, and a few professional development days.

WCC strives to meet the needs of working parents, especially those in our 24/7 hospitality industry.  We are also committed to providing working families with the quality early education by providing need-based tuition assistance.

Our out-of-state families also come to us to provide their children with continuing education while on extended vacation. WCC allows families to enjoy their stay in Hawaii to the fullest while children engage in cultural immersion opportunities.

No matter where your family comes from, we open our arms wide. We provide a variety of developmentally appropriate skills that nurture social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.

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Curriculum

WCC Preschool’s curriculum is based on The Creative Curriculum for Preschool. Award-winning and research-based, it features exploration and discovery as a way of learning. It’s a unique, effective method that allows children to develop confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Creative Curriculum activities focus on developing the whole child and are based around four major domains cognitive, social emotional, language and physical.

The Creative Curriculum is based on 38 objectives for development and learning. These objectives are fully aligned with the state early learning standards and Common Core Standards. Nationally known for its forward-thinking, rigorously researched model, it focuses on meeting the needs of individual children, making learning engaging and meaning
ful for every child.

 

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The Keiki Building Community truly sets WCC Preschool apart. In this program children are engaged from a young age in a service learning program that brings real world issues into the classroom.

KBC addresses several themes during the school such as water, supporting senior citizens, and food and nutrition. Students explore these themes in a variety of interactive ways and then create and implement a project to address the issue. For example, for our food and nutrition KBC project the children created a healthy cookbook of their favorite family recipes.  Families had to work together on selecting a recipe, which aided discussion and education on family nutrition.  Through Keiki Building Community, children make a difference in our community.

 

 

 

 

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Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Morning Extended Day:  Monday thru Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Afternoon Extended Day: Monday thru Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Need based tuition scholarships are available for Hawaii-based families. Contact WCC Preschool at 923-1802 for more information.

*Note for Visiting Families:  Non-residents must reserve their child’s spot at least one month in advance. A minimum of one month of care is required to register. A physical and tuberculosis clearance must be complete in Hawai’i.  Please contact us for more information.

 

Jane’s Story

Jane is a single mother of two children, ages 3 and 1 year old, who works as a waitress in a Waikiki restaurant. She fled her home with her children due to domestic violence. Her ex-husband has not communicated with the family since. She tries hard to provide a loving home for her sons and wanted a quality child care center for her children so she could work and her children could develop all the necessary skills for school readiness.

Barely making ends on her waitress salary, WCC provided Jane with a tuition scholarship for her children. When he first enrolled at WCC, John, the 3 year old, demonstrated aggressive behavior when interacting with the other children and seldom talked. His infant brother cried a lot.

After working with the children, WCC teachers report that John and his brother both show much progress in attention span, behavior and developmental skills. John is speaking clearly and has learned appropriate social skills. His brother is walking and learning independent skills. All the while, Jane has been able to continue to support her family, knowing that her kids are being loved and supported at WCC Preschool.

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PUBLIC RELEASE:

Waikiki Community Center Preschool announced its sponsorship of the USDA Child Care Food Program.  Meals will be made available to enrolled children at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Parents’ income determines the amount of money USDA will reimburse us to provide meals to enrolled children.  The income eligibility guidelines listed below are used to determine our reimbursement from USDA.  Children from households whose annual income is at or below these levels are eligible to be counted for free or reduced-price meal reimbursements.

for each
Family size                                               for each additional member

(annual income)

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Free17,61523,829 30,04336,257 42,471 48,68554,89961,113 +6,214
Reduced Price25,06833,911 42,75451,59760,44069,28378,126 86,979 +8,843

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibit discrimination against is customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or i any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department (not all prohibited basis will apply to all programs.  If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www. ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form.  You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form.  Send you completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudicaton, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339′; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Meals will be provided at Waikiki Community Center Preschool;  310 Paoakalani Avenue;  Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

This Public Release was published on the Waikiki Community Center website on January 30, 2017.