News and Updates

ELAB and Action Strategy Participants Share Their Work for Early Childhood March 19, 2014 Members of the Early Learning Advisory Board (ELAB) shared with legislators this morning their work to advise the Executive Office on Early Learning on how best to meet the development and learning needs of children statewide, from prenatal through age 5. ...
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NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2014 Families and Providers Rally at the Capitol for Quality and Improved Access to Early Learning  HONOLULU – As part of National Education Week 2014, children, families and community-based early learning providers gathered today at the State Capitol to rally for quality and improved access to early ...
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March 11, 2014 Family-child interaction learning programs (FCILs) rallied at the State Capitol on March 11 for expanded early learning opportunities for Hawaii’s children. See the Honolulu Star-Advertiser article. To prepare as many four-year-olds for kindergarten as possible, it is important to use and expand the already-existing mixed-delivery system in our state FCILs, which have ...
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Early learning advocates push Hawaii lawmakers for funding – KFVE, 03/11/14

Preschool tuition relief available_-_Honolulu Star Advertiser, March 1, 2014

Early Learning Bills Moving in the Legislature February 25, 2014   The Senate and House money committees have both passed bills that are key to supporting our state’s mixed-delivery system for early learning.  The intent of each of the measures is the same – to help prepare as many four-year-olds for kindergarten as possible. Director ...
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“Publicly funded preschool supported”- Hawaii News – Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Posted 2/18/14

VIEWPOINT GG WEISENFELD In November there will be a question on the ballot that will ask voters whether public funds can be used to fund private, community-based preschools. If voters approve, the state will be allowed to fund quality preschool experiences at private, community-based preschools such as those operated by Kamaaina Kids, Montessori School of ...
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GG Weisenfeld-Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 2/7/14

Letter from the Director February 2014