Early Childhood/Childcare & Preschool

Services: Half day Program (to 11:30AM), School Day (to 3:00PM), All Day (to 5:30 PM), Extended Day (to 6:00 PM).

The goal of the Department of Human Services’ Child Care Licensing Program is to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of children enrolled in registered Family Child Care Homes and licensed child care centers (Before & After School Child Care Facilities, Group Child Care Centers & Group Child Care Homes, and Infant & Toddler Child Care Centers) by developing and enforcing minimum standards for these types of child care. The Department’s Child Care Licensing Units monitor compliance with the child care law and the administrative rules and provides consultation and technical assistance to child care providers.

Head Start is a federally funded program that provides quality services to qualifying preschoolers and their families. Head Start services are provided through part-day and full-day center-based programs, and home-based programs.

Windward locations include:

Ben Parker Elementary School
Heeia Elementary School
Kahaluu Elementary School
Kaneohe Elementary School
Kaneohe Marine Base
Puohala Elementary School
Enchanted Lakes Elementary School
Kailua Elementary Pre-Plus
Kainalu Elementary School
Maunawili Elementary School

Child care, A+ after-school program, holiday program (includes summer, spring recess, winter break), enrichment classes (incl. swimming, sailing & kayaking), intercessions, preschools.

Offers early childhood education day programs. Extended day services are offered at the Heʻeia location.

Locations in Kaneohe:

Heʻeia Location: 46-430 Kahuhipa St., Kāneʻohe
Kahaluʻu Location: Kahaluʻu United Methodist Church 47-253 Waiheʻe Rd., Kahaluʻu

(Department of Health) Windward Comprehensive Health Center
Provides supplemental food, nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support and promotion, health care and social service referrals and information for income eligible pregnant, nursing, or postpartum women, infants and children under age five, who meet nutritional risk criteria.