High-quality early childhood education is proven to dramatically improve a child’s opportunities for a better future—particularly children from low-income families. If we, as a nation, want to ensure all children have access to high-quality early learning, there must be strong support and partnerships from federal government to extend the reach or fill in the gaps of state efforts and innovation.
This fact sheet provides an abbreviated overview of state- and federally-funded early childhood opportunities in Hawaii, which serve more than 40,000 children and families.
“I believe in a strong early education for all keiki, from preschool on up, to give students a jumpstart and create engaged learners who are prepared for and eager to achieve higher education.” – State Rep. Cynthia Thielen (R-HI)
“Access to early, quality education has a direct impact on an individual’s future.” – Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)