The Executive Office on Early Learning (EOEL) was established by Act 178 (passed as Senate Bill 2545) and signed into law by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in June 2012. The creation of EOEL provides government-wide authority to guide the development of a comprehensive and integrated statewide early childhood development and learning system.


Through collaboration and partnerships, we work to establish a system that ensures a solid foundation of early childhood development and learning for Hawaiʻi’s young children (prenatal to age five), meaningful engagement and supports for their families, and a stable, competent, and supported early childhood workforce.