EOEL Public Prekindergarten Program
Accepting applications starting March 1, 2021
for School Year 2021-2022


COVID-19 Updates
Each class is limited to 20 students. As our state progresses through the months ahead in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, class sizes may be reduced to no more than 10 children per group to address the health and safety needs of the children and staff.


Classroom Updates for Schools
For School Year 2021-2022, we are currently waiting on final funding decisions for Public Prekindergarten classrooms at the schools listed below. If you are interested in one of these schools, or any of our partner schools, please be sure to submit an application as soon as possible.

Hawai’i Island

Chiefess Kapi’olani Elementary
Hilo Union Elementary
Hōnaunau Elementary
Honoka’a Elementary
Kohala Elementary
Mountain View Elementary


‘Aiea Elementary
Hale’iwa Elementary
Likelike Elementary
Nānāikapono Elementary
Pālolo Elementary
Wai’anae Elementary
Waimānalo Elementary and Intermediate


Kula Elementary
Pukalani Elementary


Eligibility Requirements
Child must be born between August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017 and be 4 years old on or before July 31, 2021.


Priority for Enrollment
Priority is provided for children whose situations include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:

  • Children who are eligible for special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) and require general education placement.
  • Children in foster care.
  • Children who are experiencing homelessness or unstable housing.
  • Children who are English as a second language learners.
  • Children whose family’s income is no more than 300% of the federal poverty level.


Applications (School Year 2021-2022)

Visit your nearest DOE elementary school with an EOEL Public Prekindergarten classroom to request an application packet or click below to download an application.

Kapasen Chuuk (Chuukese) – available now

English – available now

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian) – available now

Ilokano (Ilocano) – available now

Kajin Majôl (Marshallese) – available now

Gagana Samoa (Samoan) – available now

Español (Spanish) – available now

Tagalog – available now

Application materials are fillable and provided in Portable Document Format (PDF) which require a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing.