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Click for Hawaii Island United Way's Video PATCH's Brenda Watanabe is featured in this video about community.
July 29, 2014 Hawaii News Now Video: PATCH Executive Director, Katy Chen, and Rae Shimokawa, winner of Hawaii's Favorite Multi-Site Preschool Teacher, 2014, speak with Sunrise's Howard Dicus about our annual "Hawaii's Favorites" contest.
July 5, 2014 - Governor signs two bills on Maui: opens farm dwellings to child care programs. PATCH thanks all who submitted testimonial and supported House Bill 2560 (Act 210) giving our keiki more opportunities for care.
Dec. 9, 2013 - Bank of Hawaii Live Kokua Campaign raises money for PATCH - PATCH is honored to be one of the 22 recipients of Bank of Hawaii's annual employee (and retiree) fundraising campaign. Mahalo nui loa to all at BOH!
Oct. 9, 2013 - Community Care Connection: Patch Hawaii - Jennifer Robbins from Hawaii News Now's Sunrise speaks with Katy Chen, PATCH Executive Director about child care and early education.
April 7, 2013 - Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic. Ready? - Honolulu Star Advertiser article discussing the benefits of preschool and state funding for preschool programs. Jim Eberle, PATCH Preschool Open Doors Program Manager is featured.
January 1, 2013 - Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii Presents Check to PATCH: Hawaii Tribune Herald article. In December, Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii performed a great community service project for the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, resulting in a $10,000 donation check to PATCH for use to support isle children! Our thanks to Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii and the Weinberg Friends Program - Mahalo for your kokua.
August 26, 2012- PATCH wants Preschool for ALL of Hawaii's 4 year olds! Clear Channel's "Community Matters" radio show features PATCH Executive Director Katy Chen and Good Beginnings Alliance representatives Jacce Mikulanic and David Tom. Click Here to Listen on KHVH radio.
July 31, 2012 - A Minder for the Keiki. Honolulu Star-Advertiser article on various ways to find child care. Katy Chen, Executive Director, explains how PATCH Enhanced Referral child care providers have undergone required background checks.
July 4, 2012 - PATCH will go extra mile to locate the best child care. Honolulu Star-Advertiser article announcing PATCH's expanded Enhanced Referral program to help local families find child care.
April 13, 2012 - Director Keeps PATCH on Sound Financial Footing. Pacific Business News article featuring PATCH Executive Director, Katy Chen.
January, 2012 - Some Oahu, Big Island Families Offered Free Preschool. Preschool scholarship opportunities as part of "Race to the Top" plan. Features PATCH Executive Director, Katy Chen.
November 27, 2011 - 5 Most Expensive States for Child Care: Hawaii Listed at #3. Money.CNN.com article.
April, 2011 - Discussion about the Importance of Preschool and Early Learning Opportunities (Click to listen). Features PATCH Executive Director, Katy Chen. Radio broadcast from the Aloha United Ways COMMUNITY CORNER RADIO SHOW, EVERY TUESDAY AT 5 P.M. ON 760 KGU AM!
June 2, 2010 - Hawaii Cuts Result in 10% Fewer Families Taking Preschool Aid. Honolulu Advertiser article.
Should the Government Help Provide Child Care?
The Wall Street Journal ran an article regarding child care being an important economic issue.
Child Care Subsidy News
Hawaii (BESSD) Benefit, Employment and Support Division is proposing amendments which will decrease child care subsidy rates.
H1N1 Swine Flu Information
Information and website links.
PATCH News Articles:
APRIL 2009APRIL 28, 2009
New PATCH Program Offers Respite Care to EFMP Families
from Hawai`i Navy News April 09 Issue. By Blair Martin, Contributing Writer Click Here for Story
PATCH Press Releases:JANUARY 17, 2012
Race to the Top: Preschool Funding Assistance Available. Click Here for Press Release
OCTOBER 20, 2011
PATCH Receives $5,000 Donation from American Savings Bank to support our programs for young children in Hawaii. Click Here for Press Release
MAY 12, 2011
Announcing the winners of PATCH's first ever Online Contest to find out Who is Hawaii's Favorite Preschool Teacher and Family Child Care Provider? Click Here for Press Release
Announcing PATCH's first ever Online Contest to find out Who is Hawaii's Favorite Preschool Teacher and Family Child Care Provider? Click Here for Press Release
MARCH 4, 2011
Announcing the Preschool Open Doors Open Enrollment period, continuing through to April 30, 2011. Click Here for Press Release
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
PATCH announces our continuing sponsorship of the USDA Food Program for home based child care providers. Click Here for Press Release
APRIL 15, 2010
Announcing the Preschool Open Doors Open Enrollment period, continuing through to April 30, 2010. Click Here for Press Release
JANUARY 27, 2010
PATCH is pleased to announce that we have been voted one of Hawaii's "Best Places to Work in Hawaii" for 2010, which is to be published in Hawaii Business Magazine. Click here for Press Release
JANUARY 8, 2010
PATCH issues scholarships to assist island families to pay for preschool costs with support from the Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation and the Atherton Family Foundation Click here for Press Release
SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
PATCH will Assist Families in Need of Child Care due to Teacher Furlough Days Click here for Press Release
JULY 22, 2009
PATCH Awarded Statewide Preschool Open Doors DHS Contract for Fiscal Year 2010 Click Here for Press Release
State Announces New Swine Flu Information Line
Click Here for Press Release
OCTOBER 30, 2008
PATCH will assist families who need child care due to Waipahu Head Start Closure Click Here for Press Release
JULY 23, 2008
Child Care for Military Families: Enhanced Referrals Click Here for Press Release
JUNE 12, 2008
PATCH will assist parents who need child care due to closures of Oahu Preschools Click Here for Press Release
DECEMBER 19, 2007
PATCH Kona Office receives grant from Young Brothers for Big Island Family Child Care Provider Appreciation Day Celebration-Conference in May 2008. Click Here for Press Release