KCAA Preschools of Hawaii

MISSION

With deep roots in the islands and a long-standing commitment to early learning, our mission is to build a solid foundation for Hawaii’s children through excellent early education programs.

KEY SERVICES PROVIDED

Early Education matters! Ninety percent of a child’s brain development occurs in the first five years of life. By age four, children from lower income families will have heard up to 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers. Founded in 1895 as the Free Kindergarten and Children's Aid Association, today, KCAA Preschools of Hawaii has a staff of 120 serving nearly 900 children annually. We operate six nationally accredited preschools throughout Oahu, serving children ages 24-months to 6 years. On average, 50% of enrolled children come from families with incomes below the State Median Income. We established the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) on our Mother Rice campus to provide advanced training to support teachers’ efforts to help build a foundation for success for our keiki!

EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

All children deserve a quality early education. Help fund accreditation efforts and student scholarships. Please give!

LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Kimo Steinwascher, Chairman

Alan S. Ito, Vice Chairman

Charles G. Braden Jr., Treasurer

Robert S. Ostrem Jr., Secretary

Piia Aarma, Trustee

Benjamin Ancheta Jr., Trustee

Alan H. Arizumi, Trustee

Patricia L. Chan, Trustee

Elisabeth A. Chun, Trustee

Christopher R. Dang, Trustee

Jeffrey C. Dinsmore, Trustee

Mark H. Fukunaga, Trustee

Stephanie T. Horio, Trustee

Jim McCoy, Trustee

Paul F. Morgan, Trustee

Susan E. Yamada, Trustee

EXECUTIVES

Christina Cox, M.S. Ed., President

Neil Osato, Director of Finance and Human Resources

KCAA Preschools of Hawaii

Main Office

808-941-9414

info@kcaapreschools.org

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