Keiki O Ka`Āina Preschool integrates two exemplary and compatible educational models: Reggio Emilio and Montessori.
The arts-based curriculum is literacy-driven and firmly grounded in Hawaiian values, traditions, culture and language. Taught by qualified teachers and visiting artists from around our community, the developmentally appropriate environment supports children's natural enthusiasm to learn and play. Children between the ages of 3 and 5 are eligible to attend the Keiki O Ka`Āina Preschool.
We believe in:
|| Promoting the emotional well being of children
|| Introducing children to various ways of learning through art, discovery and movement
|| Igniting the spark of imagination and wonder within every child
|| Inviting community artists and experts into the classroom to increase children's awareness of their world
|| Perpetuating the Hawaiian language
|| Incorporating the richness and diversity of Hawaiian culture, traditions and values
|| Using the `aina as a "natural classroom" where children can explore freely
|| Honoring children's art in a year's end professional gallery show