For the August 2015 - July 2016 term Ka Hana Pono Daycare & Preschool in Haleiwa currently has availability in both of our classrooms.
Our 3 - 5 Year Olds Program has 12 enrolled children each day
Our 2 - 3 Year Olds Program has 6 enrolled children each day
*Availability in each group is limited*
It's free to apply: http://fs4.formsite.com/KaHanaPono/form3/index.html
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At Ka Hana Pono the aim of education is happiness. Great thinkers have associated happiness with such qualities as a rich intellectual life, rewarding human relationships, love of home and place, sound character, good parenting, spirituality, and a job that one loves.
We incorporate this aim into education not only by helping our students understand the components of happiness but also by making our classroom and playground genuinely happy places.
Drawing on the best holistic approaches and recognizing that children have multiple intelligences:
- Children are moral beings; therefore, we must provide character education.
- Children are artistically inclined; therefore, we must provide art classes.
- Children's physical fitness is declining; therefore, we must provide gardening, physical education and nutrition classes.
PA'ANI ME ALOHA (Play with love)... CHILDREN TRULY LEARN THROUGH PLAY
Daily expereinces include free choice and provider directed activities. However children are free to choose their own fun!
All children are born with a developmental and instinctual desire to connect with nature, explore, discover, and learn. Through a child's play is the most effective means of accomplishing this. Play fosters the growth of healthy children in every aspect of development -- physically, cognitively, socially and emotionally. It really is food for children's bodies, minds and spirits!
Ka Hana Pono Daycare encourages children to learn about themselves and their island home through every day play experiences. Each day will bring opportunities to learn, to investigate and to express ideas through various play experiences such as:
READINESS: Experiences with colors, shapes, animals, numbers up to 10, & the alphabet.
SOCIALIZING: Getting to know each other & making friends. Planning, working, sharing and playing in an organized and supervised experience so that desirable habits and attitudes, independence and responsibility can be established.
LANGUAGE: Enjoying stories, songs, conversation and drama.
CREATIVITY: Expressing personality by using paints, clays, crayons, manual tools and other materials.
MUSIC: Children love to explore music through body movements and we will provide lots of opportunity for dancing, movement & playing instruments. Music is also an excellent tool for teaching as we've discovered, children who can sing it, remember it!
We believe that children should experience good old outside playtime complete with games, potato sack races, water play, tricycles, and hands on activities to develop confidence in physical capabilities. We embrace the concepts of discovery-based learning through play, sensory exploration, creative expression, and most importantly making friends and developing social skills.
Ka Hana Pono has a beautiful outdoor space with fruits and vegetables that fill the curiosity and stomachs of your children. The children see their gardens as a sign of love, work and care. It tells others that they focus on this place with their own physical efforts. Its improvement tells something about their own personal endeavors to stay healthy. This whole child approach allows each child the opportunity for direct interaction with plants and animals while learning the important aspects of care and conservation of our world.
***All of Ka Hana Pono Daycare & Preschool's Teachers are experienced caregivers and teachers whose meet the qualifications of Lead Preschool Teachers set by the Hawaii Department of Human Services Childcare Licensing Division and PATCH Hawaii. All teachers and volunteers have gone through Criminal Background Checks and FBI Fingerprinting***
We are located at the Waialua Community Association in Haleiwa - where we've been since 2009.
Space is limited.
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