2011 Preschool & Toddler Programs Guide

Early Learning Pays Off


A mere 7.3 percent of the state’s public kindergarten classrooms had a majority of their students fully engaged and ready to learn on the first day of school, according to the 2010-2011 Hawaii State School Readiness Assessment.

“Before age 5, about 85 percent of brain growth occurs and the foundations of thinking, aptitude and language are built,” says Liz Chun, executive director of Good Beginnings Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group for early childhood learning.

If your child will be entering kindergarten in the next couple of years, consider the many quality programs available—all geared toward giving your child the opportunity to learn how to be a student, how to socialize well, how to listen and how to share attention. These programs will also provide a head start in fundamentals such as reading, writing and arithmetic.

Makiki Christian Church Preschool

Blessings From Heaven


Hawaii State Ballet

Holy Nativity

Honolulu Christian Preschool



Keiki Care Center

L. Robert Allen

Leahi Swim

Little Ambassadors

Manoa Valley Church


St Philomena

University Ave. Baptist Preschool

Additional Preschool & Toddler Programs

Adventures in ArtPhone: 223-7946Website: advinart.com


The Cole Academy

Phone: 531-4500

Website: thecoleacademy.com


Gymboree Play & Music

Phone: 486-7529 or 737-8111

Website: gymboreeclasses.com


Hanalani Schools

Phone: 625-0737, ext. 456

Website: hanalani.org


Hawaii Kids at Work

Phone: 531-7213

Website: hawaiikidsatwork.org


Honolulu Waldorf

Phone: 377-5471

Website: honoluluwaldorf.org


Mid-Pacific Institute

Phone: 441-3757

Website: midpac.edu


Montessori Community School

Phone: 522-0244

Website: montessorihawaii.org



Phone: 388-4838

Website: musikgartenhawaii.com


Ohana Music Together

Phone: 372-8767

Website: OhanaMT.com


Pacific School of Music

Phone: 836-8887


Stepping Stones Academy

Phone: 593-2922 or 485-1010

Website: stepping-stones-academy.com


Wesley Children’s Programs

Phone: 732-3273



Phone: 531-YMCA (531-9622)

Website: ymcahonolulu.org