Kualapu’u Pre-K Open for Applications
HI State Public Charter School Commission News Release
The Hawaii State Legislature provided an appropriation this year to sustain 360 prekindergarten slots in charter schools through the Executive Office on Early Learning Public Prekindergarten Program. Applications for high-quality, free prekindergarten programs are now being accepted at 11 charter schools on four islands for school year 2019-2020. On Molokai, Kualapu’u Charter School holds this program.
To be eligible, children must be four years old on or before July 31, 2019. Priority will be given to children who are homeless, in foster care, placed through their individualized education programs in a general education setting, English as a second language learners, and whose family income is at or below 300 percent of the 2019 federal poverty guidelines for Hawaii. All families are encouraged to apply and need to contact the school directly for more information and an application.
Building on the investment in Hawaii by the Federal Preschool Development Grant, the State of Hawaii continues the investment in our youngest learners, by appropriating the funding to continue this high-quality program in these 11 charter schools whose foundational grant sunset at the close of last school year. The federal grant awarded the Charter School Commission the opportunity to build the foundations for establishing high-quality early learning programs in 11 of its public charter schools.