Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development Resource List

Research confirms that the first five years of life are particularly important for the development of your child's brain. Early experiences provide the base for the brain's organization, development and functioning throughout life. They have a direct impact on how children develop learning, social and emotional skills. Every child should have access to enrichment programs, especially children with special needs. We have put together a list of resources for families on Maui that offer no-cost or low cost learning programs for these ages. 

  1.  Services for Children with Special Needs
  • HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Preschool Special Education

http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/SpecializedPrograms/SpecialEducation/Pages/home.aspx

  • HAWAII STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - EARLY INTERVENTION SECTION (EIS)

http://health.hawaii.gov/eis/home/eiservices/

  • Early Head Start (EHS)/Head Start (HS)

EHS and HS are federally-funded programs providing comprehensive health, education and family support to income-eligible children, as well as children who are homeless or in the foster care system. Part-day programs are offered at no cost to families. Children with special needs are given a priority.

http://www.meoinc.org/content/5372b17b88ff2/Head_Start_Services.html

  • IMUA family services

https://imuafamilyservices.org/infant-and-child-development/

Referral form: https://imuafamilyservices.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/EI-1a-EI-Referral-Form-and-Instructions-07.15.17.pdf

    2.     Home visiting programs

  • Maui Family Support Services, Inc (MFSS)

https://mfss.org/ 

    3.     Center-based programs

  • Early Head Start (EHS)/Head Start (HS)

EHS and HS are federally-funded programs providing comprehensive health, education and family support to income-eligible children, as well as children who are homeless or in the foster care system. Part-day programs are offered at no cost to families. Children with special needs are given a priority.

http://www.meoinc.org/content/5372b17b88ff2/Head_Start_Services.html

  • Executive Office on Early Learning

Offers Hawaii’s first state-funded pre-K program at no cost to families who meet eligibility requirements. Children must be 4 years of age on or before July 31st of the school year. See website for the listing of all schools. 

http://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/

https://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/EOEL-Brochure.pdf

   4.     Scholarships, Subsidies

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