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Pre-K Program Offered

Kaunakakai School News Release

Starting this school year, nearly 20 public elementary schools around the state will be offering a prekindergarten program. As part of Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s vision to prepare as many four-year olds as possible for kindergarten, the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) has been charged with developing this prekindergarten program in collaboration with the Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE). On Molokai, the selected site is Kaunakakai Elementary School.

The enrollment criteria:

1. Completion of students’ application packet in full and submissio nto the Kaunakakai School office;

2. Eligibility for the federal free-and reduced-price meal program;

3. Age:

a. For school year 2014-2015, children born on or between August 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2009, shall have priority;

b. Thereafter, children born on or between Jan. 1, 2010, and July 31, 2010, shall be considered for selection (forms found in packet).

We want your child to have the best start in his or her education because children who are well-prepared for school can focus on learning and achieve more in school and throughout life.

Apply now — seats are limited! First selection took place on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. A second selection will take place on Friday, June 20 at 3:30 p.m. There is still time to register.

For more information, please visit earlylearning.hawaii.gov or call (808) 586-0794. You may also stop by the Kaunakakai School office between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday or call (808) 553-1730 to obtain a program packet or call for more information. Thank you and we look forward to an exciting year filled with learning for all.

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