Mahalo for your interest in our programs. We have Full Time programs for 3-5 year olds in both our Hilo and Kurtistown locations. We offer Part Time programs for 2-5 year olds in our Hilo site. The 2019/2020 school year is an August-May commitment and Summer Programs are available in both locations.
Please download the Family Handbookwith detailed information on our Philosophy, Programs and Policies, including Tuition Costs. Please download the Preschool Application to begin the enrollment process.
Please submit your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our main address: 500 Manono St #104 Hilo, HI 96720. Once your application is received, we will send you confirmation and move forward with the enrollment and registration process or add you to our waitlist.
Preschool Open Doors (POD) provides child care subsidies to eligible families for the year prior to kindergarten. For more information please call Preschool Open Doors at 1-800-746-5620 or 791-2130 for the O’ahu office or visit: Preschool Open Doors website. Pauahi Keiki Scholars is a need-based scholarship for eligible Native Hawaiian keiki. Please contact Noelani Ho’opai for application information at 935-0116 or visit: Pauahi Keiki Scholars website.
Preschool Schedule for 2019 - 2020
FIRST SEMESTER 2019
First Day of School, August 5 Statehood Holiday, August 16 Labor Day Holiday, September 2
Fall Break, October 7-11
Election Day, November 5 Veteran’s Day Holiday, November 11 Thanksgiving Holiday, November 28-29
Winter Break, December 23- January 6
SECOND SEMESTER 2020
First Day of School, January 7 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Holiday, January 20 President’s Day Holiday, February 17
Spring Break, March 16-20 Kuhio Day Holiday, March 26 Good Friday Holiday, April 10 Memorial Day Holiday, May 25 Last Day of School, May 28
At Na Manu Li’i, children are offered a variety of mediums to express their interests and further their learning including movement, visual arts, storytelling, and music. Our values are:
We value the needs and offerings of each individual child as well as their sense of wonder and curiosity.
We value the relationship to self, to others, and to our environment.
We value movement and the arts and provide children with opportunities to explore their creativity through visual arts, music, storytelling and movement.
We value learning through play!
Kumu Ratio and Experience
Our class sizes are capped at 14 keiki and our keiki to kumu ratio is 7:1. Our educators work closely together to ensure a safe and supportive atmosphere for your child. Our small class sizes and 7:1 ratio allows us to meet the individual needs of each child's mind and body development.
Our kumus have several years of experience in early childhood education. In addition, our kumus are registered with PATCH, are given background checks and are required to have current first aid and CPR certification and training. Visit About Our Team page form more information on our lead kumus!
Main number: 808-933-8585
Administration: 808-313-1581 email@example.com
Hilo Site: 500 Manono St #104 Hilo, HI 96720 Kurtistown Site: 17-4021 Kua'aina Rd Kea'au, HI 96749