Head Start on Kauai

Early education is so important for setting children on the right path to adulthood. One of the long-standing & most effective programs for this is head start, but too few people know about it.

If you have pre-school youngsters or have friends who do, you may want to let them know about the many programs on Kauai — they even do home visits & care for expectant mothers, so get those keiki off to a good start with head start.

You can find out more here, or call 808.240.2833.

Here are the locations, rights & expectations of the program:

ELIGIBILITY:
Head Start originated in 1965 to provide free comprehensive child education and family services to income and age eligible children and their families in collaboration with other community organization.

Head Start helps all children succeed, including children with severe special needs.

Income eligible families with children ages 3 and 4 years old should apply.

Call to apply: 808.240.2833

FEES:
In-come eligible at no cost to families (expect where fee is stated).

FUNDERS:
US Department of Human Services

LOCATION:

KAUAI HEAD START OFFICE
2970 Kele Street, Suite 203
Lihue, HI 96766
P: 808.245.5914
F: 808.245.8040

SCHOOL LOCATIONS:

ELEELE HEAD START
4750 Uliuli Rd.
Eleele, HI 96705
Phone/Fax: 808.335.2731
Tuesday through Friday
8:00a-1:00p

KOLOA HEAD START
3223 Poipu Rd.
Koloa, HI 96756
Phone/Fax: 808.742.9418
Tuesday through Friday
8:00a-1:00p

KOA KEIKI (LIHUE) HEAD START
4160 Hoala St., Bldg. 1
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone/Fax: 808.245.3510
Tuesday through Friday
8:00a-1:00p

KAPAA HEAD START
4886 Kawaihau Rd.
Kapa’a, HI 96746
Phone/Fax: 823-6163
Tuesday through Friday
8:00a-11:30a
12:30p-4:00p

ISLAND-WIDE: WAIMEA MENEHUNE PRESCHOOL
9707 Tsuchiya Rd. P-1
Waimea, HI 96796
Monday through Friday
7:30a-2:30p
($625/month)

YOUR RIGHTS:
As a participant in a Child & Family Service program you have the following rights:

  • The right to a humane service environment
  • The right to services free from unlawful discrimination
  • The right to be involved in your own service planning
  • The right to confidentiality except when otherwise mandated by law
  • The right to services which are least restrictive and most convenient
  • The right to file a complaint if these rights are infringed

EXPECTATIONS:

  • Accept the program as an opportunity to improve you, your child’s and your family’s lives
  • Complete all health and other requirements on time
  • Participate as a volunteer, working cooperatively with staff and other parents, in the classroom and on committees
  • Welcome staff into your home for home visits, as appropriate
  • Advocate for improved community services

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