Hawaii’s Enrichment & Education Professionals
Assistance for childcare is available for families. Click here to find out more.
To help stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus, please do not register if you answer “yes” to any of the following questions:
- Has your child traveled out of state or been in close contact with anyone who has traveled out of state within the last 14 days?
- Has your child had close contact with anyone DIAGNOSED with COVID-19 within the last 14 days?
- Has your child experienced any cold or flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, or any other upper respiratory problems?
Effective April 20, 2020
Masks are required for both staff and keiki 5 years and older. Click here for more details.
Grades K-5 Completed
Hawaii Essential Workers
|Program Location||Grade||Program Hours|
Waiakea Uka Gym (Hilo)
||7am to 5:30pm|
|Waimea Community Center
65-1260 Kawaihae Rd
|K-5||7am to 5:30pm|
|* Please bring home lunch|
Details & Cost
* Thanks to the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS) both essential workers and non-essential workers who normally would not qualify due to their income can apply for childcare assistance to help pay for their childcare costs. Applications are through the Child Care Connection Hawaii (CCCH) program and can be downloaded here. Please note payment in full is required at time of registration as any DHS subsidy will be sent to the parent.
Additonal assistance may be avalable for eligible families. Click here for more information.
|August 1 - August 14||K-5||
Our Grades K-5 Programs are structured to abide by the CDC guidelines for social distancing. These measures include:
- All program activities will be conducted on-site. They include Arts & Crafts, Cooperative Games, Simple Science, and more!
- All locations have a specified limit appropriate to the size of the facility and to ensure the total group size falls within Social Distancing guidelines.
- Student to staff ratio is 13:1. The group size will be kept to a maximum of 9 students to maintain consistent and proper social distancing between groups.
- Frequent handwashing with soap and water, and for at least 20 seconds at a time.
- Commonly used surfaces and equipment will be cleaned and disinfected multiple times per day.
- On June 10, 2020, Hawaii’s Department of Human Services—who set licensing guidelines for childcare providers—repealed the required student to staff ratio of 13:1. DHS determined that childcare providers should be allowed to restore the ratios that were in place, prior to the state’s emergency proclamation, as of June 11, 2020. All other guidelines for cleaning, handwashing, sanitation, and distancing between groups must remain in place. In addition, students and staff must continue to wear a face mask or covering. Kama`aina Kids Summer Care locations will begin transitioning to a 13:1 ratio as of June 15, 2020 and will operate as such for the remainder of program.