The Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center provides quality care and learning opportunities for children of Honolulu Community College (HonCC) students, faculty and staff, and the community.
Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center is one of three training sites for Early Childhood students enrolled in certificate and degree programs at Honolulu CC. The center is nationally accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and provides quality care and learning opportunities for children of HonCC students, faculty and staff, and the community (when space is available). The Center is staffed by teachers who are trained in Early Childhood Education, by HonCC teacher trainees under the supervision of a college instructor, and by employed student assistants. Presently there are two classrooms: Infant/Toddler, and Preschool. Space is limited and students, faculty members, and staff members are encouraged to apply early.
How to Enroll
- Download and print the KHCC Application (PDF).
- Fill it out completely.
- Email your application to Caroline Soga or call (808) 845-9289.
You will be notified when space is available for enrollment. All applicants not offered a space will be placed on a waiting list. As spaces become available, waitlisted applicants will be contacted.
Priority for Enrollment
The Center’s enrollment priorities are as follows. Children whose primary caregivers are:
- Enrolled children and their siblings
- Children of Honolulu CC students, staff, and faculty
- Children of UH System students, staff, and faculty
- Students and employees of other UH system institutions
- Children of the greater community
Child’s affiliation status is determined by that of their primary caregivers, and by their status at the beginning of their initial enrollment semester. Changes in affiliation status prior to child’s start date may result in rescinding of admission offer. Alumni of HonCC or any UH institution are not given preference.
To qualify for enrollment, children must be ages:
- Infants and Toddlers 3–30 months
- Preschool 2.5-5 years
Fee Schedule (Fall 2022 – Spring 2023)
Fees are charged per semester. The annual non-refundable comprehensive fee is due upon acceptance for enrollment. The tuition fees may be paid in four payments:
- Fall Semester – August 18, September 16, October 21, and November 18, 2022
- Spring Semester – January 13, February 10, March 10, and April 14, 2023
Per Payment Period
Due on Enrollment
|Preschool – Full Time||$3,600||$900||$235|
|Preschool – Part Time (3 Days/Week)||$2,720||$680||$235|
|Preschool – Part Time (2 Days/Week)||$2,000||$500||$235|
|Toddlers – Full Time||$4,900||$1,225||$235|
|Infants – Full Time||$4,900||$1,225||$235|
Eligibility and Academic Calendar
Priority in applications is given to students at Honolulu Community College. Faculty and staff of HCC have second priority. If spaces are still available, community families may enroll. The Children’s Center follows the HCC academic calendar. The program is closed on all college non-instructional days.
A Payment Agreement specifying the method of payment, the amounts and dates due will be issued at the time of notification of acceptance for enrollment.
The College Financial Aid Office can help you determine whether you qualify for additional assistance for childcare in your financial aid package. State and community agencies may also help to pay for childcare or preschool. Phone number is 845-9116.
Tuition Assistance Programs
Child Care Connection
Honolulu : (808) 566-2600
Waipahu: (808) 356-5575
PATCH – Preschool Open Doors
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
Phone: (808) 791-2130
Kamehameha Schools – Pauahi Keiki Scholars
Preschool age 3-5 and Families of Native Hawaiian Ethnicity
First-To-Work – Downtown Unit 1
333 North King Street, Room 100
Honolulu, HI 96817
Phone: (808) 587-3850
First-To-Work – Downtown Unit 2
677 Queen Street, Suite 400A
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 587-5250
First-To-Work – Waipahu
94-275 Mokuola Street, Room 105
Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: (808) 675-0081
First-To-Work – Waipahu
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 138
Kapolei, HI 96707
Phone: (808) 692-7760
USDA Child Care Program Food Program
Meals will be provided at Keiki Hau‘oli Children’s Center. Please review USDA Child Care Food Program Non-Pricing Public Release Information (See below).
USDA Child Care Food Program Non-Pricing Public Release Information
Today, UH-Honolulu Community College-Keiki Hau‘oli, Alani, and Leeward Community College Children’s Centers announced its sponsorship of the USDA Child Care Food Program. Meals will be made available to enrolled children/clients at no separate charge without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Parents’/clients’ income determines the amount of money USDA will reimburse us to provide meals to enrolled children/clients. The income eligibility guidelines listed below are used to determine our reimbursement from USDA. Children/clients from households whose annual income is at or below these levels are eligible to be counted for free or reduced-price meal reimbursements.
|1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||For each additional family member, add|
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice or TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.
To file a program discrimination complaint, a complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.
The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted by Mail, Fax or Email to USDA:
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.