Oct 30, 2013
Starting August 2014, a child must be 5 on or before July 31 to enter kindergarten. The change is a result of Act 178, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012.
Oct 21, 2013
Hawaii News Now
A big school shake up is brewing in the fall. The cutoff to enter kindergarten will be moved up five months, while junior kindergarten is cut completely.
Oct 21, 2013
The New York Times
Nearly two decades ago, a landmark study found that by age 3, the children of wealthier professionals have heard words millions more times than those of less educated parents, giving them a distinct advantage in school and suggesting the need for increased investment in prekindergarten programs.
Oct 8, 2013
This year’s beneficiaries are Good Beginnings Alliance, which works on policy and advocacy for health, safety and school readiness for young children; Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation, which assists, supports and advocates for childhood cancer patients and survivors and their families; and Waipa Foundation, which preserves and restores the Waipa ahupuaa in Hanalei on Kauai while teaching the community about these processes.
Aug 15, 2013
Public support for free or partially free preschool for all 4-year-olds in Hawai’i jumped by 8 percentage points from last year, according to a recent poll of registered voters commissioned by the Good Beginnings Alliance.