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Waikīkī Community Center was founded in 1978 by community members to help ensure the well-being of our keiki, kupuna, and community.

We strive to provide families with quality education in a safe and nurturing environment by promoting individual growth and development.

Our Goals

• To help every child become ready to learn and succeed in kindergarten.
• To help every child build a foundation to become lifelong learners.
• To offer a variety of developmentally appropriate skills that nurture cognitive, social, emotional and physical development.
• To encourage every child to develop into confident, responsible and caring individuals.
• To help every child develop an understanding and awareness of the world through a multicultural environment.

The Creative Curriculum

One of the exciting things that makes our preschool unique is that we offer further enhancement to children’s learning and social development through a special component in our curriculum; Keiki Building Community through Service Learning. 

Keiki Building Community

Through this service learning component of the curriculum, children gain hands-on experience reaching into the neighborhood community and beyond. Classroom curriculum is connected with real issues here in Hawaii and children see that they have the ability to make a positive impact.

Kindergarten Here We Come!

“I AM! I CAN!”  captures Waikīkī Community Center’s Preschool philosophy.  We strive to help children develop into confident and competent learners, endowed with a zest for life and an appetite for all that life offers. 

The Curriculum

Our curriculum focuses on four major areas of a child’s development: cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.  Activities are designed to meet each child’s needs, abilities and interests at each developmental stage and to enhance learning throughout the day. 

The Child Care Connection Hawaii (CCCH) subsidy program helps low-income families to sustain their employment, educational efforts and job training by paying a subsidy for their children who are in the care of DHS-approved child care providers.  Unless child care is required for protective purposes, families must meet income and activity requirements to qualify for this subsidy program.

The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is a separate subsidy program with limited funds that provides services state-wide to families sending their children to a licensed preschool during the school year prior to kindergarten entry.  The goal of POD is to promote school readiness for children, and the program focuses on meeting the needs of the child.  Parents are not required to have an eligible activity, unlike the CCS (Child Care Subsidy) program, but they must meet income and other eligibility requirements.  For POD, there is a time-limited application period established and published each year.

Need Help 
Paying for Preschool?


WCC believes all families should have access to quality early education. Therefore, we strive to keep our tuition as affordable as possible for our working families. In addition, we offer need-based tuition assistance and guidance on accessing other assistance programs. 

We also offer the Thrive by 5 Affordable Preschool Initiative for ALICE families.

To find out more about tuition and scholarship information, please call us at: (808) 922-2098


18 Month+




3-5 yrs old
Additional Fees
Application Fee:

Annual Activity & Supplies: 

**Monthly Tuition rates for Hawaii residents based upon 12-month attendance.

Visiting Out-of-State and/or Temporary students accepted on a

space available basis. Please contact us for Out-of-State rates.


*Application Fee and the Annual Activity/Supply Fee are non-refundable.

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