Hawaii’s Enrichment & Education Professionals
Welcome to Paia Preschool
Located in the heart of Paia, our toddler center and preschool are right on Baldwin Avenue, convenient for commuting families. We offer excellent care in a beautiful setting. Families become Ohana and children are nurtured and educated in a school that is full of happiness and learning. We are proud of our spacious classrooms which are equipped with specialized learning centers and educational activities. The playgrounds are full of gross motor equipment and fun outdoor activities. We are a licensed program under the Dept. of Human Services. Our staff are professional educators who are have worked in early childhood education for between 5 and 15 years. We use Creative Curriculum which is a high quality curriculum that is based on early learning research. We accept children 1 year through 3 years old in our Toddler Program. Our preschool program accepts children 3 to 5 years old. We also offer School Age Camp for children 5-8 for summer and school breaks. Children participate in a full day of planned enriching activities. Weekly lesson plans are developed for each age group based on achieving developmental milestones and building skills to ensure elementary school readiness. Daily observations are documented as part of the ongoing assessment process. Teachers provide individualized assessments and plan learning activities to ensure each child is prepared for the next class and kindergarten. Parents report many of our graduating preschoolers test into the advanced level group at the local elementary schools. We continually update our curriculum to ensure we are challenging children to meet their unique learning potential.
We provide enriching activities at no extra expense including monthly Music Time with Uncle Wayne and visits to the Bookmobile. We also have children's theater performances. Health and nutrition are important parts of our program. We provide breakfast, lunch and snack included in the monthly tuition. We are part of the USDA food program which helps ensure meals contain all the needed nutrition components. We have a great cook who prepares a combination of hot and cold meals at our certified school kitchen. Our Preschool classes take field trips to the pool and park weekly. They also visit the library and other close by places for events like afternoon matinee at the theater, Chinese New Year Lion Dancing, riding on the Sugarcane Train or Atlantis Submarine.
We accept a variety of payment methods including major credit cards, debit cards and tuition assistance including DHS, Pauahi Keiki Scholars, NACCRRA, and Keiki O Ka ʻĀina. Scholarships from Kama'aina Kids may also be available. Please contact us for more information on how you can enroll your child at Paia Preschool!