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Preschool Open Doors
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Preschool Open Doors 2013 enrollment is now closed.
Thank you to all who applied.Successful applicants will be notified in writing in July.
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.
POD is an early childhood education and care project funded by the State of Hawaii. POD helps children go to preschool by helping families pay the child care costs. Any licensed preschool may accept POD.
First priority will be given to four-year old children from a "Special Populations Referral, "e.g. homeless children, children who speak limited English. children with developmental delays, and children with physical or mental impairments who are not enrolled by the DOE for preschool."
Second priority will be four-year old children. Some three-year old children from special populations may also qualify if funding is available.
Income eligibility for tuition subsidies is based on a monthly gross family income not exceeding 85% of the Hawaii State Median Income (SMI) for size of family. The subsidy amount is based on a sliding fee scale using the family monthly gross income and the tuition rate of the selected preschool.
For more information on income eligibility see the following breakdown of the SMI:
RACE TO THE TOP! Preschool Tuition AssistanceAttention: Families in Waianae 96792 zip code and Kau, Keaau, Pahoa and Ocean View school districts with 4 year old* children. *Some 3 year olds with special populations referral may also qualify.
RACE TO THE TOP! Preschool Tuition Assistance is available from August 2013 through the end of the 2013-14 school year.
Click here for Race To The Top Flyer!
CALL TODAY FOR AN APPLICATION
For those who do not live in the areas above, Preschool Open Doors assistance is open to
qualifying families, statewide.
Neighbor Islands: 1-800-746-5620
or call your local PATCH office.
560 North Nimitz Highway
Honolulu, HI 96817
There are now representatives in each PATCH office to assist you with any questions you may have about the program. For full staff contact list, click here.