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Preschool Open Doors (POD) program OPEN ENROLLMENT for 2014-15 School Year
MARCH 1 - APRIL 30, 2014
Applications accepted for children born August 1, 2009 through July 31, 2010.
POD provides monthly preschool tuition subsidies to qualified families for up to one year. Income eligibility limits apply--please scroll down for income limits and information.To download a POD Application click below:
request an application or for information you may contact your local
PATCH office or the Preschool Open Doors office in Honolulu. See contact information at right.
Application deadline is April 30, 2014 to be considered for the 2014-15 school year.
Preschool Open Doors (POD) understands the importance of child care.
Preschool prepares children for kindergarten by teaching social skills
and recognition of shapes and some letters. It allows children to
explore and discover their world in an environment where they learn
through hands on play experiences.
school readiness by providing child care subsidies to eligible families
for the year prior to kindergarten. The Department of
Human Services (DHS) contracts with PATCH to run the program. The DHS
administers the program in collaboration with the Executive Office on
For the 2014-15 school year,
priority will be children born August 1 - December 31, 2009 who are
under-served or at-risk. Eligible families select the DHS-licensed group
child care facility (i.e. preschool) of their choice. Household size and monthly gross income also are used to determine priority. POD does not require parents/guardians to be employed, in school, or job training to qualify for assistance.
eligibility for tuition subsidies is based on a monthly gross family
income not exceeding the amounts below. The subsidy amount is based on a sliding fee scale
using the family monthly gross income and the maximum POD rate allowed for the
For more information on income eligibility see the following:
Monthly Gross Income Eligibility Limit --2014
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AGENCY
August 20, 2014, your child must be 5 on or by July 31 to enter