Child Care Resources & Information

TIPS FOR CHOOSING QUALITY CHILD CARE

 

>What type of care are you looking for?

  •  Licensed Home Care?
  •  Licensed Center Care?
  •  Licensed-Exempt Home Care?
  •  Before/After school Care?
  •  Intercession/Summer Care?

> Identify the providers you want to contact:

  • Need help?  See the Additional Child Care resources section on help to find a provider.

> Interview providers:

  • Even if they are related to you, it’s good to ask questions

> Visit their home or center, do they:

  • Do things with the children?
  • Have age appropriate toys?
  • Talk to and read to the children?
  • Praise the children?
  • Know how to encourage appropriate behavior?
  • Provide a safe environment?

> Check at least two references:

  • Contact parents who have or are currently using their services.

> Make a decision:

  • Trust your instincts
  • Ask more questions if needed

> Follow up

  • Is your child happy?
  • Ask questions if you have concerns.
  • It’s OK to make a change if you feel it’s needed

 

 

ONGOING EDUCATION AND TRAINING RESOURCES

 

Community School for Adults
Adult school diploma programs
www.mcsahawaii.org
179 W. Ka῾ahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732
808-873-3082

Hana:
Call Kahului office 808-873-3082

Molokai Contact:
Kaleo Bishaw- 808-336-0460

 

UH Maui College
Various degree programs
www.maui.hawaii.edu
310 W. Ka῾ahumanu Ave., Kahului, HI 96732
808- 984-3500

 

Alu Like
Various training opportunities
www.alulike.org
Wailuku Office: 
737 Lower Main Street B-2, Wailuku, HI 96793
808-242-9774 

Hana Office:
Hana Community Center, Rm. D6
P.O. Box 682,  Hana-Maui, HI 96713 
808-248-7286

Moloka`i Office:
Kulana ‘Oiwi Multi Service Center
Maunaloa Hwy., Kalama‘ula Bldg. D
Kaunakakai, Hawai‘i 96748
808-553-5393

 

Maui Job Corps
Diploma and career training|
www.maui.jobcorps.gov
500 Ike Dr., Makawao, HI 96768
808-579-8450

 

ADDITIONAL CHILD CARE RESOURCES

 

PATCH
Child care provider information
www.PatchHawaii.org     
808-242-9232

 

PATCH – Preschool Open Doors
Preschool subsidy assistance
www.PatchHawaii.org     
1-800-746-5620

 

Child Care Connections Hawaii
Child care subsidy assistance
1063 Lower Main St., C209
Wailuku, HI 96793
808 -249-2461

 

Kamehameha Schools
Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS)
Child care subsidy assistance
www.ksbe.edu/finaid/ 
808-242-1891

 

Kamehameha Schools Preschools
Sliding scale reduced cost assistance
808-573-3133

 

Head Start
No Cost Preschools
Maui Economic Opportunity
808-249-2988

 

Early Head Start
No Cost Infant & Toddler Centers 
Maui Family Support Services, Inc.
808-242-0900
EARLY HEAD START APPLICATION

 

Hale Hi`ipoi – Hana
Reduced Cost Infant & Toddler Center
Maui Family Support Services, Inc.
808-242-0900
APPLY HERE FOR HALE HI’IPOI