Wailuku Hongwanji Mission established its preschool in 1962 to provide care and guidance for the children of the Wailuku Hongwanji members, and to introduce and promote an understanding of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism. The first class included about ten children. The preschool is now open to the general public and operates year-round, with an enrollment of about 45 children and a qualified staff including a director, certified early childhood teachers, and teachers’ aides. The preschool continues to serve the families of temple members and the general public by providing a quality program in early childhood education, and allowing working parents to meet the economic needs of their families.
The goals of the preschool are to provide an enriching early childhood program that will provide an environment in which children are able to learn and grow emotionally, socially, and cognitively to their fullest potential. The staff strives to provide a happy, positive, loving, and safe environment to help all children to become enthusiastic, self-confident, and inquisitive learners through developmentally appropriate practices and activities. The preschool provides a foundation for learning through play.
The preschool’s slogan is “We’re Making Tomorrow.” Wailuku Hongwanji Preschool has been serving the community and “making tomorrows” for over 50 years and looks forward to continuing to serve our community and future generations to come.
Hours of Operation
Regular Session: August to May
Summer Session: June to July
We close during public school holidays and breaks, except teachers’ institute day and teachers’ end-of-semester day.
PRESCHOOL IS HIRING!
Preschool Teacher Needed
Wailuku Hongwanji Preschool at (808) 244-9545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Requirements: • AS Degree in ECE/CDA • 6-12 months classroom experience working with children ages 3-5 years old • Creativity & Flexibility • Infant/Child CPR & First Aid Certification
Information: Learn more about Wailuku Hongwanji Preschool’s history and dedication to the care and guidance of children since 1962 on the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission website at: https://www. wailukuhongwanji.org/index. php/preschool
Join an amazing team of dedicated educators who have been serving the community and “making tomorrow’s” for over 60 years! CHILD REGISTRATION Regular Session: August - May Summer Session: June to July Closed during public school holidays and breaks, except teachers’ institute day and teachers’ end-of-semester day Contact Information: Phone: (808) 244-9545 Email: email@example.com
Time to get ready for PRESCHOOL! It will be a year of magical wonder and amazing growth for our little humans. We have so many fun things
planned, and we are thrilled to have 34 wonderful families.
Summer was a short six weeks. Children were busy exploring our weekly themes, creating many hands-on projects and enjoying the great summer weather. We will miss our preschoolers who will be moving on to Kindergarten. Looking forward to new families joining us on August 1st for the 2023-2024 school year
Preschool Teacher Needed Contact: Wailuku Hongwanji Preschool at (808) 244-9545 or email
May is always a busy month for teachers and students here at preschool. We were festive on Boy’s Day, and went on our first field trip in 2 1/2 years...
CLASS OF 2023:
- Daily small group instruction with emphasis on readiness skills and social skills for all children
- Parent conferences
- “I am special” albums and photo albums
- Year-end get-together and children’s performances