Early Learning Board

The Early Learning Board (ELB), formerly the Early Learning Advisory Board, was established as a governing board through Act 202, Regular Session of 2017. ELB is tasked with formulating statewide policy relating to early learning, and is responsible for:

  • Directing the Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) on how best to meet the developmental and educational needs of children, from prenatal care to entry into kindergarten;
  • Providing recommendations to EOEL on improving the quality, availability, and coordination of early learning programs;
  • Promoting collaboration across agencies and stakeholders serving young children; and
  • Appointing the EOEL director and evaluating the director on an annual basis.

ELB members are appointed by the Governor and are composed of members representing the following public and private entities.

Center-Based program providers
Hawaii Association of Independent Schools
Family Child Care program providers
Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Family-Child Interaction Learning program providers
Hawaii Council of Mayors
Hawaiian medium early learning providers
Hawaii Department of Education
Home-Visiting program providers
Hawaii Department of Health
Hawaii Department of Human Services
Philanthropic organizations that support early learning
Hawaii Early Intervention Coordinating Council
Head Start
Kamehameha Schools
University of Hawaii