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Preschools on Maui

preschools on maui

Our list of preschools on Maui offers all the details to make an informed decision on where to send your child to school. The guide offers contact information, tuition rates, ages, enrollment, teacher-to-student ratios, credentials, hours, and more.

Kahului | Kihei | Upcountry | Lahaina | Wailuku | North Shore | County-Wide

*Information is subject to change. Please check with schools for the most updated information.

Kahului Preschools

Christ the King Child Development Center

211 Kaulawahine St, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-877-3587

Ages 2.5 to 6 years
School enrollment: 22
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8 to 1:12 (depending on age of child)
Tuition: $7750/year 7:15am-3:00pm
% of students receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:15am – 3pm
Potty Training Required

Christ the King Child Development Center is a learning community. It’s more than little kids; it’s families and little kids. 

Emmanuel Lutheran Preschool

520 West One Street, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-873-6339
www.els-maui.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 33
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $680/month (7:00am-2:30pm); $800/month (7:00am-5:00pm)
% receiving tuition assistance: 42%
Accreditation: WASC
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Potty Training Required

The purpose of Emmanuel Lutheran School is to provide high quality, Christ-centered education. Our educational practices are based on the belief that each child is capable of doing three things: learning, leading by example, and serving. Emmanuel Lutheran School is licensed by the Hawaii Council of Private Schools. 

Imua Inclusion Preschool

161 S. Wakea Ave., Kahului 96732 • 808-244-7467
imuafamily.org

Ages: 2 years 8 months – 5 years
School enrollment: 20
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6
Tuition: $975/month
% receiving tuition assistance: 80%
Accreditation: In process (NAEYC)
AM/PM Care: 7:30am–3:30pm
After Care: 3:30pm–4:30pm
Potty Training: Required

Imua Inclusion Preschool is a relationship-based, play-based program where children who are typically developing and children with special needs learn together. Our curriculum emphasizes collaboration among children and adults. Our daily program is infused with a sense of place, honoring diverse cultures and values while celebrating life.

Kahului Baptist Preschool

309 South Puunene Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-877-7243
kahuluibaptistpreschool.com

Ages 2 years, 8 months to 5
School enrollment: 72
Teacher/student ratio: 1:8
Tuition: $725/ month
% of students receiving tuition assistance: 50%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM care: 6:45am – 5:15pm
Potty training required

We’ve been loving children for over 73 years! Children are a gift from God and deserve our very best. We are a faith-based preschool with a literacy-based curriculum. Pre-K class is offered to late-born children and older four-year-olds.

Kahului Hongwanji Preschool

291 South Puunene, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-877-7998
[email protected]

kahuluihongwanjipreschool.com

Ages 3 – 5 years
School enrollment: 42
Teacher/Student: 1:12 (not including aides)
Tuition: $875 per month
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: NAEYC (pending)
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5pm
Potty Training Required

Kahului Hongwanji Preschool has been in operation for 45 years. Class size is small, with 10 children per class. All teachers have 10-30 years of teaching experience.

Kahului Union Church Preschool

101 West Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-871-6955
[email protected]

Ages: 3-6 years
School enrollment: 18
Teacher/Student: 1:8
Tuition: $550 (half day); $725 (full day)
% receiving tuition assistance: 20%
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care: 7:15am – 4:30pm
Potty Training Required

KUC Preschool’s curriculum is God-centered and fosters Christian beliefs while integrating art, music, physical and language development, math, science, social studies, and life skills into the daily program.

Kahului Preschool, Kama‘aina Kids

50 South Papa Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-877-7256
www.kamaainakids.com

Ages: 12 months to 8 years
School enrollment: up to 55
Teacher/Student: Meet or exceeds all State of Hawaii Department of Human Services ratios for all age groups
Tuition: Please visit our website for full tuition information
% receiving tuition assistance: Not available
Accreditation: NECPA
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Potty Training Not Required

Voted # 1 Childcare Provider for 14 years by the readers of the Hawaii Star Advertiser. Safe, nurturing environments with a variety of locations on Maui and Oahu.

Maui Evangelical (Hina) Preschool, Kama’aina Kids

256 Hina Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-877-6604
www.kamaaniakids.com

Ages: 2-5 years
School enrollment: Up to 28
Teacher/Student Ratio: Meet or exceeds all State of Hawaii Dept. of Human Services ratios for all age groups.
Tuition: please visit our website for full tuition information.
AM/PM Care: 7:00am. – 5:00pm.
Potty training: Not Required

Voted # 1 Childcare Provider for 14 years by the readers of the Hawaii Star Advertiser. Safe, nurturing environments with a variety of locations on Maui and Oahu.

Noah’s Ark Preschool

777 Mokulele Highway, Kahului, HI 96732 • 808-871-2477
www.khcsandnoahsarkmaui.com

Ages: 2-5 years
School enrollment: 65
Teacher/Student: 2 Yr.-1:8 ; 3-4 Yr.-1:12
Tuition: $700 (2 yrs.); $650 (3-5 yrs.)- Lunch included; PT: Limited Space
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: In Process
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Potty Training Not Required for 2 years old

“Changing Hearts To Renew The Mind” and “Establishing lifelong Christians in order to develop a Heritage of Faith with servitude to the church, community, and other.” Romans 12:2

Wailuku

Piaget School of Maui

1931 E. Vineyard Street, #100, Wailuku • 808-856-0600
Teacher/student ratio: 1:4
Tuition: 2-12 months $1500/month; 13-36 months $1350/month
Ages:  2-36 months
Enrollment: 8
% receiving financial aid: 17%
We are conveniently located in the downtown business area of Wailuku and are the only licensed Montessori-focused toddler EduCare (education + childcare) Program in Central Maui! We are open Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 2 pm .

Kansha Preschool

Nisei Veterans Memorial Center
3 Go For Broke Place, Wailuku • 808-242-5437
www.kanshapreschool.net

Ages: 2.8-5 years
School Enrollment: 16
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8
Tuition:$800/month FT, $625/month PT
% receiving tuition assistance: 40%
AM/PM Care: 7:30am-4:30pm
Potty Training Required
Accreditation: NAEYC

We provide the support, guidance, and tools necessary to engage children’s interests in learning and constructing knowledge based on meaningful experiences. We are co-located with the Maui Adult Day Care Oceanview Program in the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center and have an intergenerational activities component in our curriculum relating to life skills. Together we learn about our own histories, the people and places that form our community, and how we can all make positive contributions to our island home and the world.

Pūnana Leo O Maui

103 S. High St, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-244-5676
www.ahapunanaleo.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: Wailuku: 38
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition:  $10,450 Annual (Which may be paid in monthly installments of $950)
% receiving tuition assistance: 90%
Accreditation: NAEYC, WINHEC
AM/PM Care: 7:30am-3:30pm
Potty Training Required

The Pūnana Leo initiates, provides for and nurtures various Hawaiian language environments, and we find our strength in our spirituality, and love of our language, our people, our land, and of knowledge.

Kamehameha Schools Preschool – Paukūkalo

661 Kaumualiʻi St.  Wailuku, HI  96793 • 808-573-9480
www.ksbe.edu

Ages: 3 and 4 year olds
School enrollment: 120
Teacher/Student: 1:10
Tuition: $3,916.00 (SY23-24 Tuition)
Accreditation: NAEYC
% receiving tuition assistance: N/A
AM/PM Care: 7:00am-5:00pm
Potty Training Required

Kamehameha Schools strives to nurture the values of aloha, mālama, and kuleana while continuing to provide a learning environment that is safe, educational, culturally-grounded, enjoyable and enriching.

Iao Preschool

2371 West Vineyard St, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-242-1995
www.iaoucc.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 40
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Tuition: $825/month
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 4:45pm
Potty Training Required

Iao Preschool is committed to developing the whole child. Emotional, social, cognitive, physical and spiritual growth are parts of the wholeness we seek.

St. Anthony Preschool

1627-B Mill Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-242-9024
[email protected]
www.sasmaui.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 48
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Tuition: $950/month 
% receiving tuition assistance: 35%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:15am – 4:00pm
Potty Training Required

St. Anthony Preschool provides a Catholic education enabling students to develop positive attitudes and habits for growing, living, and learning. We share a campus with the St. Anthony grade school, middle school, and high school.

M.E.O. Head Start

99 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-249-2988
https://www.meoinc.org/programs-services/early-childhood-services/meo-head-start/ or www.facebook.com/MEOECS

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: varies
Teacher/Student: 1:10 (minimal)
Tuition: Free (family must meet the Head Start selection criteria)
% receiving tuition assistance: 100%
Accreditation: NHSA Region IX HSA; HAS – Hawai`i
AM/PM Care: Hours vary by center, except 12:00 pm on Fridays
Potty Training Not Required

Head Start provides Early Childhood development services to families that meet the federal poverty guidelines and selection criteria. Children who will be 3 or 4 by July 31, 2024 are eligible for enrollment in August 2024. Beginning February 1, 2024, the Head Start Program will be accepting applications for the 2024/25 school year.  

M.E.O. Kahi Kamali`i Infant/Toddler Center

99 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 * 808-249-2988
meoinc.charityfinders.com/HeadStart_KK or www.facebook.com/MEOECS

Ages: 1-3 years
School enrollment: 15
Teacher/Student: 1:5
Tuition: $1558
% receiving tuition assistance: Approximately *eighty percent of enrolled families receive tuition subsidy assistance from the State of Hawaii Child Care Connection, Maui Family Support Services Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki, or the County of Maui scholarship assistance (with demonstrated financial need). *This number may vary.
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care:  7:30am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
Potty Training Not Required

Parent / legal guardian to complete application at the MEO Early Childhood Services office, between 7:30am – 3:30pm, Monday – Friday. For more information, please contact the MEO Early Childhood Services department at 249-2988.

Wailuku Hongwanji Mission

144 Kaniela Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 808-244-9545

Ages: 2.8 years-5 years old
School enrollment: 40 children/ license capacity 65
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:10 (6 on staff)
Tuition: $850 per month
Percentage receiving tuition assistance: 10%
Accreditation: no
AM/PM Care: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm M-F
Potty Training Required

We are committed to providing a positive, loving, safe, and healthy environment to encourage your child’s religious, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development to the fullest potential. Parents provide lunch and AM/PM snacks.

Wailuku Union Preschool

327 South High Street, Wailuku 96793 • 808-242-5950

Ages: 2-6 Years
School enrollment: 32
Teacher/Student: 1:7
Tuition: $850/month
Percentage receiving tuition assistance: 90%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 4:45pm
Potty Training: Required

Wailuku Union Preschool provides a Christian learning environment that minister to the needs of the whole child. This includes a loving, positive, supportive, safe and healthy environment that encourages the growth of your child in all areas of development.

Kihei Preschools

Little Hoku Montessori Academy

220 Moi Place, Kihei
www.littlehoku.com

Ages: 3 to 6
School enrollment: Maximum enrollment is 24
Teacher/Student: 1:12
Tuition: $1465/mo.
Accreditation: State Accredited
AM/PM Care: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Potty Training Required

Little Hoku’s mission is to provide a safe and fun environment for children to grow to be independent and creative individuals. Our school follows the Montessori philosophy. Montessori certified lead teacher. Equipped with air-conditioning, and a large grass gated outdoor area for children to play. Accept POD, Rescare, Arbor, CCCH, Pauahi and Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki.

Akamai Kids Club Preschool

100 Kulanihakoi St. Kihei, HI 96753
[email protected]www.akamaikidsclub.com

Ages: 3 through under 7 years old
School enrollment: 24
Teacher/Student: 1:12
Tuition: pricing varies by program, $550-$1430
Accreditation: DHS Licensed
AM/PM Care: half day 8-12, full day 8-3, extended care until 5 pm
Potty Training Required? yes

Akamai Kids Club Preschool offers a comprehensive program for 3 to 5-year-olds, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond. With a strong emphasis on academic readiness, art, music, social skills, and emotional development, children are equipped with essential life skills. Through individualized learning and play-based activities, the preschool fosters creativity, problem-solving, and a love for learning. Akamai Kids Club believes in holistic development, ensuring that children are well-rounded individuals ready to embark on a successful educational journey..

Children’s Garden

2140 Kanakanui Rd, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-879-8786

Ages: 2-6 years
School enrollment:  41 per day
Teacher/Student Ratio:  Average 1:7 (varies depending on age)
Tuition: Varies
% receiving tuition assistance: 10%
Accreditation:  Licensed Group Childcare Center
AM/PM Care:  7:30am – 5:30pm
Potty Training Not Required

Children’s Garden is a quality non-profit preschool/daycare that emphasizes academics and social and communication skills and offers language, creative movement, and reading programs. We nurture children with love, care, guidance, patience, and understanding.

Kihei Baptist Preschool and Toddler Center

1655 S.Kihei Road, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-875-2112 Ext.205
kiheibaptist.org • [email protected]

Ages: 12months -5  years of age
School Enrollment: 36
Teacher/Student ratio 1:8
Tuition: Toddler Center- $880/month full time, part-time- $700/month
Preschool- $935/month full time, $755/month part time
% receiving tuition assistance: 30%
Accreditation – State Licensed
AM/PM care: 7:15-5:00
Potty Training: Yes for Preschool. No for Toddler Center.

Awarded Preschool of the year from the Hawaii Baptist Early Education Association in 2018. We are a church-based preschool actively teaching the Bible and sharing God’s love. We provide a nurturing Christian environment and a staff that love working with keiki and guiding them through the learning process. The philosophy of Creative Curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Our classrooms are planned intentionally to give our students many different learning centers to explore. Our teachers interact with children in ways that promote development and learning. They foster children’s competence, support children’s learning through play, create rich environments for learning and create strong home-school connections.

Little Monk Seal of Montessori 

300 Ohukai Rd. #206, Kihei, HI 96753 • 808-205-9118
https://littlemonkseal.org

Ages: 2.8-6 years
School enrollment: 24
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Tuition: $1200/month, no other supply or enrollment fees
% receiving tuition assistance: 50%
Accreditation: AMS in Process
AM/PM Care: 8:00am–2:45pm (school hours)
After Care: 2:45pm–4:00pm
Potty Training: Required

Little Monk Seal offers authentic Montessori education in a beautiful school. We have a unique monk seal first responder stewardship program and expert teachers. LMSM is a small school with a big heart.

Piilani Preschool, Kama‘aina Kids

10 Manino Circle, Kihei • 808-874-8844
www.kamaainakids.com

Ages: 6 Weeks- under 6 years old
School enrollment: Up to 82
Teacher/Student: Meet or exceeds all State of Hawaii Department of Human Services ratios for all age groups
Tuition: Please visit our website for full tuition information
% receiving tuition assistance: N/A
Accreditation: NECPA
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Potty Training Not Required

Voted # 1 Childcare Provider for 14 years by the readers of the Hawaii Star Advertiser. Safe, nurturing environments with a variety of locations on Maui and Oahu.

Upcountry Preschools

Carden Academy of Maui

55 Maka’ena Place, Pukalani, HI 96768 • 808-573-6651
www.cardenmaui.org

Age: Pre-K (3 yr & 4 yr) 
Average Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:17
Tuition: Pre-Kindergarten $12,806
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: HAIS and WASC
Potty Training Required

Carden Academy of Maui is committed to educating the whole child through a balance of academic excellence. character development, and enrichment through the arts in a nurturing, small classroom setting. “I want children to learn and to enjoy learning. Life is a joy, so should be learning.” – Mae Carden

Haleakalā Waldorf School

4160 Lower Kula Rd., Kula, HI 96790 • 808-878-2511
waldorfmaui.org

Ages: 2-Preschool
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: Preschool-K $5,000-$15,800;
% of students receiving tuition assistance: 42%
Accreditation: WECAN, WASC, HAIS and AWSNA
AM/PM Care: PM until 5:00
Potty Training Required for Preschool

Haleakalā Waldorf School provides a developmentally based curriculum. Academics are taught through artistic and creative experience. Students learn to love learning, to express their innate creativity in thinking as well as in doing, to live with reverence for life, to serve as self-directed, engaged members of the greater community and are prepared to thrive in the global 21st century.

Montessori School of Maui

2933 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao, HI 96768 • 808-573-0374
www.momi.org

Ages: 18 months through Primary
School Enrollment: 246
Teacher/Student: 1:12
Tuition: $16,381 – $19,177
% receiving tuition assistance: 26%
Accreditation: HAIS, WASC
Licensed by: HCPS, DHS
|AM/PM Care: 7:30-8:00am and 3:00-5:30pm
Potty Training Required for Preschool

The Montessori School of Maui provides a comprehensive curriculum from early childhood into adolescence by following the principles, spirit and philosophy of Dr. Maria Montessori’s method of education. Through this effort, the School looks to encourage critical thinking, cultivate inquisitive minds and empower children to actively participate in the rapidly changing environment and unpredictable future.

Aloha Kai Academy

954 Baldwin Avenue, Paia • 808-283-3220

Ages: 12 mos.-3 years and 3-7 years
School enrollment: 10 I/T 20 preschool
Teacher/Student Ratio:  Infant Toddler 1:5, Preschool 1:10
Tuition: Infant $1600; Toddler $1350; 3-7 $1200; Drop in $60/day preschool; $65/day toddler
% receiving tuition assistance: 40%
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care:  7:45 am to 4:15 pm
Potty Training required for Aloha Kai Academy preschool classroom, potty training assistance offered for Aloha Kai Academy Infant toddler classroom.

We incorporate the necessary aspects of your child’s development during these formative years. Through our school atmosphere, outstanding staff, and well-planned curriculum we prepare your child for Kindergarten and a lifelong love of learning!

St. Joseph Early Learning Center

1294 Makawao Avenue, Makawao, HI 96768 • 808-572-6235
www.sjsmaui.org

Ages: 2 years, 9 months through 5 yrs.
School enrollment: 29
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:10
Tuition: $810/month (7:00am – 3:00pm)
% receiving tuition assistance: 54%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Potty Training: Required

Serving upcountry Maui families for more than 34 years.

Precious Little Ones Child Day Care

Makawao, Hawaii • 808-572-3843

Ages: 12 months – 5 years old
Student Enrollment: 6 per day
Teacher/Student  Ratio: 1:6
Tuition: Please call for monthly fees for part time and full time enrollment.
AM/PM Care: 7:30am – 3:30pm

State of Hawaii Licensed – Patch Certified – Early Learning Curriculum – Quality Child Care with 24 years of experience

Waipuna Chapel Preschool

17 Omaopio Rd., Kula 96790 • 808-878-6343
www.waipunachapel.com/preschool • Virtual Tour

Ages: 3-5 Years
School enrollment: 25
Teacher/Student: 1:8
Tuition: Call for Rates
% receiving tuition assistance: 60%
Accreditation: In process
Potty Training: Required

Waipuna Chapel Preschool staff have 40 years combined teaching experience. They have created a place for children to learn about God’s love, be loved, and love to learn.

Fun, 2, 3 Preschool

8992 Kula Hwy., Kula at St. John’s • 808-878-6068

Ages: 2-6 years
School enrollment: 23 per day
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:7
Tuition: $800 month (full time); $420-$690/month (part-time)
% receiving tuition assistance: 10%
Accreditation: none
AM/PM Care: 7am – 5:00pm
Potty Training Not Required

Fun, 2, 3 Preschool is a small play-based program in a rural setting. Fun, 2, 3 Preschool builds a strong foundation for learning through curiosity, exploration, social skills and community building.

Malama Montessori

5 Alanui Place, Kula HI 96790
MalamaMontessori.com

Ages: 8 weeks – 5 years
Enrollment: 24
Teacher/Student Ratio: 8 weeks 24 months 1:3   25 months – 35 months 1:6.   3 years – 6 years 1:10
Monthly Tuition:  Infants $ 690-1550 • Toddlers $875 – $1250 • Preschoolers  $675- 1250
Accreditation: NAFCC pending self study
Tuition assistance: 20%
AM/PM Care: Full Day
Potty Trained Required: Not required

Malama Montessori serves children ages 8 weeks to 6 years old in Kula, Maui. Malama provides quality, child-centered, individualized education in a nurturing environment for children 2 months to 6 years. Our teachers are Montessori-certified and emphasize respectful, individualized learning through Montessori hands-on materials. Malama students develop independence, confidence, self-direction, self-discipline, and a life-long love of learning.

Kamehameha Schools Preschool – ʻAʻapueo

275 ʻAʻapueo Parkway Pukalani, HI  96718 • 808-573-9480
www.ksbe.edu

Ages: 3 and 4 year olds
School enrollment: 30
Teacher/Student: 1:10
Tuition: $3,654.00 (SY19-20 Tuition)
Accreditation: NAEYC
% receiving tuition assistance: N/A
AM/PM Care: 7:00am–5:00pm
Potty Training Required

Kamehameha Schools strives to nurture the values of aloha, mālama, and kuleana while continuing to provide a learning environment that is safe, educational, culturally-grounded, enjoyable and enriching.

Makawao Drop in Center

29 Olinda Road, Makawao • 808-446-6928
https://makawaokids.vpweb.com

Ages: 2-5 years
School Enrollment: 16
Teacher/Student Ratio 1:8
Tuition $350/month
Part-time classes 2 days per week for 2.5 hours 9:30 a.m. to noon
Potty Trained not required

At the Makawao Drop in Center each day is different with a fun curriculum designed to foster learning through play. In the sparkling clean, brand new classroom, kids get to do art projects based on curriculum themes, storytime, free play with a broad range of fun toys, and music including dance and tumbling classes. Classes are 2.5 hours 2 days/week.

Makawao Hongwanji Preschool

223 Hiwalani Lp., Pukalani, HI 96768 • 808-572-7883

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 42
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:9
Tuition: Call for rates
% receiving tuition assistance: N/A
Accreditation: Licensed by Dept. of Human Services
AM/PM Care: 7:15am – 5:00pm, or 7:15am – 2:30pm
Potty Training Required

We are sponsored by Makawao Hongwanji Mission as an outreach to the needs of the community. We are located in a quiet neighborhood of Pukalani.

Makawao Preschool, Kama’aina Kids

55 Makawao Avenue Pukalani • 808-572-2919
www.kamaaniakids.com

Ages: 2-5 years
Enrollment: up to 33
Teacher/Student Ratio: Meet or exceeds all State of Hawaii Dept. of Human Services ratios for all age groups.
Tuition: please visit our website for full tuition information.
AM/PM Care: 7:30am. – 5:00pm.
Potty training: Not Required

Voted # 1 Childcare Provider for 14 years by the readers of the Hawaii Star Advertiser. Safe, nurturing environments with a variety of locations on Maui and Oahu.


North Shore Preschools

Doris Todd Christian Academy

519 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, HI 96779 • 808-579-9237
www.doristoddchristian.org

Teacher/Student: Average 1:16
Tuition: $7505-$7950
% receiving tuition assistance: 11%
Accreditation: ACSI (Assoc. of Christian Schools International), WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges)
AM/PM Care: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Potty Training Required

Our mission is to provide a Christ-centered education that is biblically based and is committed to academic excellence, biblical morality, integrity, church involvement, and patriotism – all to the glory of God.

Kamehameha Schools Preschool – Hāna

5060 Uakea Rd.  Hāna, HI  96713 • 808-573-9480
www.ksbe.edu

Ages: 3 and 4 year olds
School enrollment: 28
Teacher/Student: 1:10
Tuition: None
Accreditation: NAEYC
$ receiving tuition assistance: N/A
AM/PM Care: Preschool hours are from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Extended Day Care is Available for an additional fee
Potty Training: Required

Kamehameha Schools strives to nurture the values of aloha, mālama, and kuleana while continuing to provide a learning environment that is safe, educational, culturally-grounded, enjoyable and enriching.

Pūnana Leo O Maui

5060 Uakea Rd., Hana • 808-248-8669
www.ahapunanaleo.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment:  13
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $10,450 Annual (Which may be paid in monthly installments of $950)
% receiving tuition assistance: 90%
Accreditation: NAEYC, WINHEC
AM/PM Care: 7:30am-3:30pm
Potty Training Required

The Pūnana Leo initiates, provides for and nurtures various Hawaiian language environments, and we find our strength in our spirituality, and love of our language, our people, our land, and of knowledge.

Roots School

740 Haiku Road, Haiku, HI 96708 • 808-250-7988
www.rootsmaui.org or [email protected]

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 19
Teacher/Student:  1:10
Tuition: $9,950
% receiving tuition assistance: 47%
Accreditation: HAIS, WASC, HCPS
AM/PM Care: 8:45 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. M, T, TH, F
Potty Training Required

Roots School Mission: Through experiential and academic learning, we encourage students to integrate creativity, critical thinking, integrity and compassion to engage collaboratively and realize their potential as unique, fulfilled individuals.

Montessori Toddlers of Maui

Haiku • 808-280-1833
[email protected]

Ages: 18 months through 3 years
School enrollment: 6
Teacher/Student Ratio: 6:1
Tuition: Contact for Current Tuition
Accreditation: Licensed

% receiving tuition assistance: None
AM/PM Care: Monday through Friday, 8:00am through 3:30pm
Non potty-trained welcome!

A Montessori environment created for Toddlers ages 18 months – 3 years. Designed to meet the toddlers needs, on all levels, socially, emotionally and cognitively. Guided by Judy, who has 2 Montessori teaching credentials, ages 3 through 6 and infant through 3 years old.

Lahaina Preschools

Children of the Rainbow Nursery and Preschool (closed)

142 Baker Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-661-8281
www.thechildrenof therainbow.com
https://www.facebook.com/childrenoftherainbowpreschool

Teacher/ Student Ratio: 1:8
Ages: 3 to 5 years
% receiving tuition assistance: 10%
School enrollment: 36
Accreditation: NAEYC
Tuition: $620/month (7:30-5:00); $570/month (7:30-3:00)
AM/PM Care:  7:30am – 5:00pm
Potty Training: Required

Children of the Rainbow Preschool provides the community with high-quality Early Childhood Education for children ages 3-5 years old.  Our facility is the largest in West Maui with spacious and well-equipped classrooms, thoughtfully and intentionally designed to facilitate maximum learning.  We also have an expansive outdoor learning environment complete with a brand new play structure.  Our curriculum is focused on promoting growth in all areas of development through planned activities and learning experiences.  It is our mission to provide a safe, loving, and stimulating environment for our students’ to thrive in.

Holy Innocents’ Preschool (closed)

561 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-667-9058
www.holyimaui.org/preschool.html

Ages 3-5 years
School enrollment: 34
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition:  $650/month
% receiving tuition assistance: 20%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Potty Training Required

Holy Innocents Preschool has a long-held reputation for quality early childhood education. Daily classes are held year-round behind Holy Innocents Episcopal Church in its Parish Hall and courtyard, complete with treehouse.

Lahaina Preschool, Kama‘aina Kids (closed)

553 Wainee Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-667-0422
www.kamaainakids.com

Ages 6 weeks to 5 years
School enrollment: up to 76
Teacher/Student: Meet or exceeds all State of Hawaii Department of Human Services ratios for all age groups
Tuition: Please visit our website for full tuition information
% receiving tuition assistance: n/a
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Potty Training Not Required

Voted # 1 Childcare Provider for 14 years by the readers of the Hawaii Star Advertiser. Safe, nurturing environments with a variety of locations on Maui and Oahu.

Punana Leo O Maui (closed)

535 Waine’e St., Lahaina • 808-740-2006
www.ahapunanaleo.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: Lahaina: 23
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $700 / month 
% receiving tuition assistance: 90%
Accreditation: NAEYC, WINHEC
AM/PM Care: 7:30am-5:00pm
Potty Training Required

The Pūnana Leo initiates, provides for and nurtures various Hawaiian language environments, and we find our strength in our spirituality, and love of our language, our people, our land, and of knowledge.

Maui Preparatory Academy

4910 Honoapiilani Highway  Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-665-9966
www.mauiprep.org

Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Tuition: Call for rates
% receiving tuition assistance: 30%
Accreditation: HAIS & WASC
Potty Training Required

Maui Prep is celebrating 16 years as a private, independent college preparatory school located in the Napili neighborhood of Lahaina. Maui Prep’s vision and mission encompass relationships, empowerment, and relevance, with a focus on our core character values of 10 Commitments to Living Aloha. Maui Prep offers preschool through 12th grades, with rigorous and relevant academics, including a brand new Houghton Mifflin curriculum for English Language Arts and Math in our Lower School. Maui Prep is an HAIS and WASC Accredited college prep school, which incorporates experiential learning with a rigorous project-based learning curriculum that utilizes 21st-century technology and prepares our students for the next step in higher education. Maui Prep offers Financial Aid for families in need, a fully paid four-year Pueo Pilot Scholarship for a deserving student entering high school, as well as accepting other tuition scholarships. With new, state of the art facilities like our Graham Center for Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, as well as our Bozich Center for Athletics and Performing Arts, Maui Prep is proud to boast the highest enrollment in the school’s history. Students excel in superior academics, challenging MIL athletics, and an extraordinary arts program. With the help of exceptionally qualified educators, Maui Prep values the whole child and creates a customized education program to help every student achieve their highest potential.

Sacred Hearts Preschool 

550 Office Road, Lahaina HI 96761 • 808-661-4720
www.shsmaui.org

Tuition: $7,300 Full-Time, $6,000 Part Time -Preschool
Accreditation: WASC, WCEA
% receiving tuition assistance: 37%
PM Care: 2:15pm-5:00pm After Care
Potty Training: Required

Celebrating 157 years of education on the Westside. Sacred Hearts School is proud to carry on the legacy of excellence that is evident in the quality of students graduating from our middle school. We develop kids with character.

The Preschool at Kapalua

5960 L. Honoapiilani Rd, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 808-669-5577
thepreschoolatkapalua.com

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 30 per day
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: Call for Tuition Rates
% receiving tuition assistance: 10%
Accreditation: In process
AM/PM Care: 8am – 4pm
Potty Training: Required

We believe that each child is made in the image of the infinitely loving and creative God. To this end, we are here to help the children develop their full physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual potentials.

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Tutu and Me Traveling Preschool

Upcountry, Kahului, Kihei, and Lahaina • 808-249-2430
(Mon & Wed – Upcountry & Lahaina; Tues & Thurs – Kihei & Kahului)
www.pidfoundation.org

Ages: Birth to 5 years
School enrollment: 50 per site
Teacher/Student Ratio: Caregiver comes with the child
Tuition: Free
% receiving tuition assistance: N/A
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care: 8:30am – 10:30am
Potty Training: Not Required

Tutu and Me aims to meet the developmental needs of young children and to support the grandparents and caregivers. Teaching teams, comprised of early childhood educators, travel to pre-selected communities where they set up, conduct, and facilitate the program.