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Waikiki Community Center Preschool

Our Mission

The mission of the Waikiki Community Center Preschool is 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

The Creative 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.

 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. 

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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 and the power to make a difference in the world around them. Through engagement in the servicce learning process, along with facilitiated, hands-on experiences in planning and implementing community projects, children have the opportunity to learn the importance and value of community. Research shows that both children and adults gain a sense of self worth and are happier when they feel they are contributing to society, benefitting the “giver” as much as the “recipient."

Kindergarten here we come!

“I AM! I CAN!”  captures Waikiki 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. This philosophy invites and encourages children to think creatively, to use of all of their senses and to become involved in every facet of learning.  Innovative developmentally appropriate activities, coupled with a sensory-rich learning and play environment, are provided to encourage intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth.  We develop within each child a sense of self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-worth through group activities and creative effort.  The children can explore the world around them within appropriate guidelines.  Opportunities for success are ongoing as each child develops a positive self-image, the foundation on which social and academic success is built.



Waikiki Community Center 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. To find out more about tuition and scholarship information, please call us at 808-922-2098


Contact Waikīkī Community Center

If you are interested in learning more about us, call or send us a message to arrange a tour. We'd love to meet you!


News & Views

Public Release Notice on the USDA Child Care Food Program for the Waikīkī Community Center