Application for SY 19-20

For School Year 2019 - 2020

Priority Deadline:  January 31, 2019


We are currently accepting applications for SY 2019 - 20.  Licensed by the State of Hawaiʻi, Mālamapōkiʻi is a fully accredited program that provides a Hawaiian culture, values and place-based program aligned with age-appropriate pre-school standards.

Who May Apply

Mālamapōkiʻi welcomes all keiki who would like to attend in the following age groups:

  • Three-year-olds on or before July 31, 2019;
  • All four-year-olds; and
  • Turns five-year-olds on August 1, 2019, or later.


Health Requirements

  • An annual physical exam by a medical doctor.
  • TB clearance. (No student can enter a public school for the first time without TB clearance)
  • Department of Health required immunizations for preschool. Immunizations must meet the minimum age and intervals between vaccine doses.

Other Requirements

  • Keiki must be fully toilet trained before admittance.  This means your keiki can verbalize his/her needs to use the toilet without assistance.
  • Parent/Guardian or designee MUST attend Parent and Child Time Together (PACT) every Friday for about one hour.
  • Monthly tuition is $600.00 per month.  

 Child Care subsidies are available through the following programs:

  • Child Care Connection Hawaii (CCCH) using a sliding fee scale for families meeting income eligibility requirements. For more information contact Child Care Connections at 855-643-1643 or Child Care Hawaii
  • Preschool Open Doors (POD) using a sliding fee scale for families meeting income eligibility requirements. For more information contact Patch at 1-800-746-5620 or Patch Hawaii.
  • Native Hawaiian keiki may also apply for financial assistance through the Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) preschool scholarship.  For more information contact the KS Resource Center-West Hawaiʻi at 322-5400 or KSBE Financial Aid


School Year and Hours of Operation

Mālamapōkiʻi follows the same 10-month school calendar, intersessions and daily schedule as Kanu o ka Āina NCPCS 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday; 8:00 am - 12 pm on Fridays.

The application is available online only on a WAITLIST status

(as of June 2019)

Please click on the link to complete

Mālamapōkiʻi SY 19 20 Application


If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by the KALO office or call 887-1117.