Kamehameha Schools now accepting preschool applications for 2021-2022
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A future of possibilities begins in the minds of our smallest learners. Kamehameha Schools has 29 preschool sites statewide offering Hawaiian culture-based education for 3 and 4-year-old keiki, and each of these sites is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.
Early education provides the building blocks for keiki that create lasting positive effects in academics, social and psychological behaviors. Through preschool and other early education opportunities, Kamehameha Schools helps keiki gain the confidence to dream of how they’ll create a brighter tomorrow. The schools aim to provide Hawaiian culture-based education in a learning environment that is safe, enriching, enjoyable and grounded in cultural and Christian values.
Each classroom has a qualified teacher and teaching assistant with an adult-to-child ratio of 1:10 and programming that includes in-person and digital learning. As the largest private preschool provider in the state, more than 1,600 keiki are served through the School’s preschools annually.
“We understand the tremendous kuleana our ʻohana are facing today when making decisions for their child’s learning,” Nā Kula Kamaliʻi Poʻo Kula Shelli Kim said. “Our commitment to the safety and well-being of every keiki is of utmost importance and we’ve taken steps to provide safety protocols to ensure that our littlest learners are safe and have access to a quality preschool education whether they are engaged through in-person or digital learning.”
Kim oversees the Hawaiian culture-based education provided to more than 1,640 keiki at 29 KS preschools statewide. The KS alumnus also holds a master’s degree in early education curriculum and instruction from New Mexico State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Willamette University.
Remember that the deadline to apply for the upcoming school year is January 31, 2021. For program requirements and to view a complete listing of KS and participating preschools, visit ksbe.edu/preschool.
For more information: ksbe.edu/preschool, or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @kamehamehaschools
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