WAIKĪKĪ COMMUNITY CENTER PRESCHOOL
The mission of the Waikīkī Community Center Preschool is to provide families with quality education in a safe and nurturing environment by promoting individual growth and development.
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
Waikīkī 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
Check out Preschool Open Doors.
Accepting applications 1/4/2021 - 3/31/2021. Apply today!
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Preschool Open Doors (POD) they provide tuition assistance for children who do not turn 5 before July 31 of any given year. Assistance is based on financial need.
1. Listed below, you’ll find tuition assistance information for POD AND CCCH (Child Care Connection Hawaii).
2. Please note that you’re only going to be able to apply for POD for the 2021/2022 school year IF YOUR CHILD WAS BORN BETWEEN August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017.
3. For POD, the 2021/2022 school year begins July 2021 and will run through June 2022.
4. Presently, POD will only be accepting applications from now until March 31, 2021, no exceptions/extensions.
5. If your child was born AFTER August 1, 2017, you would be applying with CCCH.
6.This year DHS (Department of Human Services) which oversees both POD and CCCH has done something different and has revised the application so that if you are applying for either program you only need to complete the one application.
7. If your child doesn’t yet qualify due to age or, your child is already receiving POD & will be leaving to go to kindergarten in August, you may know of someone whose child does qualify so please pass on the information.
Here is the direct link for information and the application. https://16pqt945xhpi2jqbqw34qwyw-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/POD-Jan-2021-app-with-combined-app-12-30-20.pdf
Good luck & PLEASE don’t miss out on this opportunity!
Click on this PDF for more information, or Click HERE to apply today!
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.
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 service learning process, along with facilitated, 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 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. 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.
CONTACT WAIKĪKĪ COMMUNITY CENTER
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