Hawaii Preschool Resources

Department of Human Services (DHS)

The Department of Human Services is a Government agency of the Sate of Hawaii. It is committed to provide timely, efficient and effective programs, services and benefits, for the purpose of achieving the outcome of empowering those who are the most vulnerable in the State of Hawaii to expand their capacity for self-sufficiency, self-determination, independence, healthy choices, quality of life and personal dignity.


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Good Beginnings Alliance

Good Beginnings Alliance (GBA) is Hawai`i’s leading champion for children.

On behalf of young children, GBA works across the state so that communities are involved; efforts are connected; and decision-makers are empowered to create a comprehensive early childhood system that will ensure all of Hawai`i’s keiki are safe, healthy and ready to succeed.


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Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC)

The Hawai'i Association for the Education of Young Children (HAEYC) is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization composed of teachers, family childcare providers, caregivers, directors, advocates and those comitted to quality early childhood programs for children birth to eight.



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Kia’i ka ike

Kia’i ka ike is an organization of professionals who care for children, youth, and their families.  Established in 1999, Kia’i ka ike provides opportunities primarily for directors of child care programs.  Educational opportunities are offered where members share their knowledge and experiences.


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PATCH is Hawaii's statewide child care resource and referral agency. Child care resource and referral (CCR&R) agencies, like PATCH are located throughout the country. CCR&R services have evolved from grassroot efforts to help parents find child care, to well-developed systems that support parents, providers, and local communities in finding, planning for, and providing quality child care. At PATCH, our mission is to support and improve the quality and availability of care for the young people of Hawaii.

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