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Preschools on Maui

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Kahului and Wailuku

Piaget Art School & Nursery

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%
Piaget Art School & Nursery is the only infant/toddler licensed private-school center in Central Maui. We have two spaces open. Call us to schedule a tour of our beautiful facility.

Christ the King Child Development Center

211 Kaulawahine St, Kahului, HI 96732 • 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 • 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 • 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: 75%
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 • 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 • 877-7998
kahuluihongwanjipreschool.com

Ages 3 – 5 years
School enrollment: 42
Teacher/Student: 1:12 (not including aides)
Tuition: $800 per month
% receiving tuition assistance: 21%
Accreditation: NAEYC (pending)
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 2:30pm
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 • 871-6955
preschool@kahuluiunion.org

Ages: 3-6 years
School enrollment: 24
Teacher/Student: 1:12
Tuition: $410 – $685/ month (depending on days and pick up times)
% receiving tuition assistance: 30%
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 • 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 • 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 • 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

Kansha Preschool

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

Ages: 3-6 years
School Enrollment: 16
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1/8
Tuition:$750/month FT, $625/month PT
% receiving tuition assistance: 40%
AM/PM Care: 7:30am-5:00pm
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.

Punana Leo O Maui

103 S. High St, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 244-5676
535 Waine’e St., Lahaina • 740-2006
5060 Uakea Rd., Hana • 248-8669
www.ahapunanaleo.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: Wailuku: 30; Hana: 24; Lahaina: 23
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $700 / month (2019-2020) Check for 2020-2021 rates.
% 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.

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: $3,513.00 (SY 19-20 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.

Iao Preschool

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

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 40
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Tuition: $675/month
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:00pm
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 • 242-9024
sap@hawaii.rr.com
www.sasmaui.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 48
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8
Tuition: $800/month (7:15am – 4:45pm); $725/month (7:15am – 2:45pm)
% receiving tuition assistance: 35%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:15am – 4:45pm, or 7:15am – 3:00pm
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.

Little Explorers Maui Preschool

1050 Lower Main St, Wailuku, HI • 244-2112
www.littleexplorersmaui.com
email: littleexplorersmaui@gmail.com

Ages: 2-5 years
School enrollment: 36
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:6
Tuition: $600-$750
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care: 8:00am–2:45pm (school hours)
After Care: 2:45pm–5:00pm
Potty Training Not Required

Your keiki will use all 5 senses in activities which encourage them to discover, explore, share and learn. We enjoy circle time activities with reading, singing, and dancing. We provide what your child needs to be successful in their next level of education.

M.E.O. Head Start

99 Mahalani Street, Wailuku, HI 96793 • 249-2988
meoinc.charityfinders.com/HeadStart_HS 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: 7:30am- 2:00pm exception 12:30 Wednesday, UHMC 12:30 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, 2020 are eligible for enrollment in August 2020. Beginning February 3, 2020, the Head Start Program will be accepting applications for the 2019/20 school year.

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

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

Ages: 1-3 years
School enrollment: 15
Teacher/Student: 1:5
Tuition: $1090
% 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, or 8:00am – 4:30pm
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 • 244-9545

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 62
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:10
Tuition: $750 per month
Percentage receiving tuition assistance: 35%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:15am – 5:00pm
Potty Training Required

We provide a positive, nurturing, challenging, and developmentally appropriate learning environment for each student to develop into a caring, self-fulfilled and compassionate person. Breakfast, lunch, and snack included.

Wailuku Union Preschool

327 South High Street, Wailuku 96793 • 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

Little Hoku Montessori Academy

220 Moi Place, Kihei
www.littlehoku.com

Ages: Primary( Ages 3 to 6)
School enrollment: Maximum enrollement is 18 (Certified for 24)
Teacher/Student: 1:9
Tuition: FT: $13,500/year or $1220/mo. PT: $12,100/year or $1070/mo.
Accreditation: State Accredited
AM/PM Care: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Potty Training Required

Little Hoku focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) activities by directing our toddlers in various Montessori activities to nourish their creativity and academics. AMI certified lead teacher. Equipped with air-conditioning, and a large grass gated outdoor area for children to play. Accept POD, Rescare, Arbor, CCCH, and Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki.

Children’s Garden

2140 Kanakanui Rd, Kihei, HI 96753 • 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 • preschool@kiheibaptist.org

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 • 321-0028
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 • 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

Carden Academy of Maui

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

Age: PreK
Average Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:16
Tuition: Pre-Kindergarten $10,655
% receiving tuition assistance: 20-25%
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

Haleakala Waldorf School

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

Ages: Birth-Preschool
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $4,500-$16,995 (Preschool – Grade 8)
% of students receiving tuition assistance: 42%
Accreditation: WECAN, WASC, HAIS and AWSNA
AM/PM Care: PM until 5:00
Potty Training Required for Preschool
Potty Training Not Required for Pulama Bridge 2 Day Per Week Preschool

Haleakala 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 • 573-0374
www.momi.org

Ages: 18 months through Primary
Teacher/Student: 1:10
Tuition: $14,927 – $17,412
% receiving tuition assistance: 38%
Accreditation: HAIS, WASC
AM/PM Care: 7:30am-8:00am and 3:00pm-5:30pm

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. This approach features a collaborative learning environment to stimulate each student’s critical thinking skills, cultivate inquisitive minds and empower children to actively participate in the rapidly changing environment of the twenty-first century.

Aloha Kai Academy

954 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao • 283-3220

Ages: 12 mos.-3 years and 3-7 years
School enrollment: 30-70
Teacher/Student Ratio:  Infant Toddler 1:5, 1:10 Preschool
Tuition: Infant $1400 ; Toddler $1250; 3-7 $1200; Drop in: $60/day preschool ; $65/day toddler
% receiving tuition assistance: 40%
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care: 8:15am – 4:15pm
Potty Training Required for Aloha Kai Academy Makawao, not required for Aloha Kai Academy Paia.

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 • 572-6235
www.sjsmaui.org

Ages: 2 years, 9 months through 5 yrs.
School enrollment: 42
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:11
Tuition: $650/month (7:00am – 3:00pm)
% receiving tuition assistance: 54%
Accreditation: NAEYC
AM/PM Care: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Potty Training: Required

Serving upcountry Maui families for more than 33 years.

Waipuna Chapel Preschool

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

Ages: 3-5 Years
School enrollment: 22
Teacher/Student: 1:6
Tuition: Call for Rates
% receiving tuition assistance: 25%
Accreditation: NAEYC
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 • 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: 18 months – 5 years
Enrollment: 24
Teacher/Student Ratio: 18 months – 2.5 years 1:6, 3-5 years 1:8
Tuition: $400-$975/monthly
Accreditation: NA
Tuition assistance: 20%
AM/PM Care: Full Day
Potty Trained Required: Not required

Malama provides quality, child-centered, individualized education for children 18 months to 5 years. Through Montessori hands-on materials, 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 • 446-6928
https://makawaokids.vpweb.com

Ages: 2-5 years
School Enrollment: 16
Teacher/Student Ratio 1:8
Tuition $275
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. Classes are 2.5 hours 2 days/week.

Makawao Hongwanji Preschool

223 Hiwalani Lp., Pukalani, HI 96768 • 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 • 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

Doris Todd Christian Academy

519 Baldwin Avenue, Paia, HI 96779 • 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 • 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.

Punana Leo O Maui

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

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment:  24
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $700 / month (2019-2020) Check for 2020 Tuition
% 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.

Roots School

740 Haiku Road, Haiku, HI 96708 • 250-7988
www.rootsmaui.org or office@rootsmaui.org

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 19
Teacher/Student:  1:9
Tuition: $8,850
% receiving tuition assistance: 22%
Accreditation: HAIS, WASC
AM/PM Care: 8:30am – 3:30pm (M-F), Aftercare available until 4:30 p.m. M-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
Heyjudemaui@gmail.com

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

Children of the Rainbow Nursery and Preschool

142 Baker Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 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

561 Front Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 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

553 Wainee Street, Lahaina, HI 96761 • 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

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

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: Lahaina: 23
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: $700 / month 2019-2020 Check for updated 2020-2021 rates
% 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 • 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

239 Dickenson St., Lahaina 96761 • 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 • 669-5577
thepreschoolatkapalua.com

Ages: 3-5 years
School enrollment: 31 per day
Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12
Tuition: Call for Tuition Rates
% receiving tuition assistance: 10%
Accreditation: None
AM/PM Care: 7:30am – 4:45pm
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 • 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.