2012 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.

Holy Nativity School

 

Hongwanji Mission School

 

Honolulu Christian Preschool

 

Jikoen Hongwanji Lumbini Preschool

 

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii

 

Keiki Care Center of Hawaii

 

Ke Aloha Ho’okahi Preschool

 

L. Robert Allen Montessori Center

 

Leahi Swim School

 

Little Ambassadors

 

Makakilo Baptist Preschool

 

Sounds of Success Preschool & Learning Center

 

St. Patrick School

 

St. Philomena Early Learning Center

 

University Avenue Baptist Preschool

Additional Preschool & Toddler Programs

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

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The Cole Academy

Phone: 531-4500

Website: thecoleacademy.com

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Gymboree Play & Music

Phone: 486-7529 or 737-8111

Website: gymboreeclasses.com

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Hanalani Schools

Phone: 625-0737, ext. 456

Website: hanalani.org

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Hawaii State Ballet

Phone: 947-2755

Website: hawaiistateballet.com

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Honolulu Waldorf

Phone: 377-5471

Website: honoluluwaldorf.org

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Musikgarten

Phone: 388-4838

Website: musikgartenhawaii.com

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Ohana Music Together

Phone: 372-8767

Website: OhanaMT.com

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Olivet Baptist Preschool

Phone: 949-7548

Website: olivetpreschool.com

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Pacific School of Music

Phone: 836-8887

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Pa De Deux

Phone: 671-0350

Website: pasdedeuxhawaii.com

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Royal Academy of Ballet Hawaii

Phone: 528-0808

Website: rabhawaii.com

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Stepping Stones Academy

Phone: 593-2922 or 485-1010

Website: stepping-stones-academy.com

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Wesley Children’s Programs

Phone: 732-3273

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YMCA

Phone: 531-YMCA (531-9622)

Website: ymcahonolulu.org