The Executive Office on Early Learning is part of the Office of the Governor. Visit the Governor's website to learn more about the office and the New Day Plan.
The Time in NOW for Hawaii’s Children
It is an exciting and historical time for early learning in Hawaii! This is the first time that the state is codifying into law its commitment to preparing young children for success in school. The Governor, along with the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) are thankful for the funds provided by the Legislature, which will allow the program to serve the highest need children in the School Readiness Program. This is an important investment in our keiki and our futures.
This is a solid step in our long-term plan to establish the Early Childhood Education Program that offers high-quality learning opportunities for all of Hawaii’s keiki
The EOEL coordinates efforts on behalf of Hawaii’s young children—prenatal to age eight—by creating partnerships and aligning policies and programs for improved outcomes across the domains of health, safety and school readiness.
EOEL First Steps
School Readiness and Early Learning Program — EOEL is working with policymakers, Legislators, DHS, DOE and early education advocates on a program that initially targets 4-year-olds. The goal is to ensure that all children enter Kindergarten healthy and ready to learn so they succeed. For 2014-2015 funds have been appropriated and DHS will lead the delivery of the School Readiness Program.
Taking Action for Hawaii’s Children — The Action Strategy. Launched in Summer 2012, it is the first step in the creation of an integrated early childhood system. Partners across the State were engaged to define the desired outcomes for children and families, as well as the critical strategies that will need to be our collective priorities over the next three to five years.
HELDS — Hawaii Early Learning & Development Standards to help track, know what to expect and direct each child’s progress from birth through kindergarten.