Baby-Proof Your Home

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailBaby-Proof Your Home Keeping your baby safe during the toddling stages of her life are essential. Here are some tips for baby-proofing your home: ŸWhile cooking, keep pan handles turned away from the edge of the stove, as baby may get curious and pull down a hot pan. ŸKeep[Read more]

Need help paying for preschool? Preschool Open Doors Can Help

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailNeed help paying for preschool? The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is a statewide child care program operated by the Department of Human Services that provides subsidies to eligible low- and moderate-income families to pay tuition for up to one year at any of the State’s licensed 424 preschools.[Read more]

Boost Your Baby’s Brain Power Through Affection

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailDeveloping a close bond with your baby provides a healthy start for your relationship and it’s great for your baby’s brain development! Here are some simple ways you can increase your connection to your baby and strengthen your baby’s brain power. Cuddle time. Everyone needs hugs, but especially babies![Read more]

Should we shrug off toddler behavior by saying “kids will be kids”?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailShould we shrug off toddler behavior by saying “kids will be kids”? Supporting Toddler Development   Toddlerhood is a precious time.  To “Toddle” or to walk unsteady is symbolic of this period of development. It is a period of tremendous growth physically, socially and psychologically. With mobility, the toddler[Read more]

Tips for a Safe Summer

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailThe National Safe Kids Campaign estimates that every year, one in four kids ages 14 and younger will sustain an injury that requires medical attention. Forty percent of those injuries happen between May and August, during the summer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some simple safety tips that[Read more]

Summertime is Nature Time

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailIt’s time to get out of the house to explore and create! This Summer, have fun with these ten nature activities you can do with the kids. 1. Play in the mud. Take mud pies to new levels by creating mud cupcakes instead. You only need cupcake liners, a[Read more]

Demystifying the Pacifier

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailShould Parents Suck On A Pacifier Before Baby….?? Parents have been known to suck on a pacifier before giving it to their baby in order to boost the child’s bacterial diversity and foster immunity. NOT SO FAST … says the American Dental Association (ADA). Licking a pacifier can transfer[Read more]

Preschool Open Doors

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailPreschool Open Doors (POD) helps promote school readiness for children by helping families pay preschool tuition for up to one year.  To qualify, a family must meet these requirements: 1)      Age of Child: a.     Priority will be for children born August 1 – December 31, 2009 who are not[Read more]

Free Maui County Infant/Toddler Online Training

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailATTENTION RESIDENTS OF MAUI, LANAI AND MOLOKAI,   Through the generosity of Maui United Way, PATCH is able to offer ALL MAUI COUNTY RESIDENTS free online webinars!  Please share the instructions and code with interested colleagues, parents, and community members of Maui County.  The eLearning link is accessible directly[Read more]

Itty Bitty Christmas Party at the Maui Family YMCA

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail Maui Family Y Itty Bitty Christmas Party Tuesday, December 17th from 10:45am – 11:45am Maui Family YMCA 250 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 Santa is coming to town and the Maui Family YMCA invites you to help prepare for his arrival.  Join us as we embrace the spirit[Read more]

Giving Back

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailParents  lament about the loss of the christmas spirit. However, Christmas is the perfect time to bring the family closer together by embarking on a project of giving together. It’s hard for our children to learn the gift of giving unless parents or families go out of their way[Read more]

SeaWees: Ocean Discovery for Preschoolers

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailWednesday, November 20, 2013 – 9:00am – 10:30am SeaWees: Ocean Discovery for Preschoolers SeaWees is a program for children ages 3-5 that has been offered through Pacific Whale Foundation since 2004. The SeaWees program features developmentally appropriate early-childhood practice including music/movement, demonstrations and guided exploration delivered in a child-centered environment. Each child[Read more]

Pacific Whale Foundation SeaWees: Dive into the A, B, Seas Starts This Wednesday September 25

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailPacific Whale Foundation SeaWees: Dive into the A, B, Seas September 25 to October 23 SeaWees is an educational program for children ages 3-5 and their parents/caregivers offered through Pacific Whale Foundation. It features developmentally appropriate early-childhood practice including music/movement, demonstrations and guided exploration delivered in a child-centered environment.  During our[Read more]

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailSpring time is when registration for kindergarten begins for parents and their children. In the public schools of Maui County the date of December 31st is used as the cut off point. If your child will turn 5 years old by this date, they are eligible to attend kindergarten in[Read more]

Early Childhood Children’s Fair this Saturday

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemailMaui Mall is pleased to welcome the return of the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children’s Maui Chapter for their annual Early Childhood Children’s Fair this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Maui Mall.  There will be free entertainment and hands-on activities for the keiki[Read more]

Maui Family YMCA – Healthy Kids Day

Share this…FacebookTwitterPinterestPrintemail   Maui Family YMCA – Healthy Kids Day Saturday, April 27th from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. 250 Kanaloa Ave. Kahului, HI 96732 The Maui Family Y invites you to celebrate Healthy Kids Day, a nationally celebrated event that supports the healthy growth and development of kids. A Fun Day[Read more]