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Registration & Application SY 18-19

Registration Information

School Year 2018-2019


Kanu o ka ʻĀina Learning ʻOhana is currently accepting applications for Mālamapōkiʻi Early Childhood Education Program for school year 2018-2019. 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 whose birthday is on or before July 31, 2018;
  • All four year olds; and
  • Five year olds whose birthday is August 1, 2018 or later.


All families interested in a unique early childhood learning experience should submit applications on-line or pick up a hard copy in the KALO office, along with a copy of your keiki birth certificate by the January 31, 2018 deadline


Health Requirements

  • Annual physical exam by 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.


General Information

Mālamapōkiʻi keiki learn in multiage learning environments. The program is staffed by highly qualified early childhood education teachers paired with cultural and language resource teachers. The program is Montessori based aligned with the Creative Curriculum Developmental Learning Continuum and State of Hawaiʻi Early Learning and Development Standards (HELDS).


Tuition and Meals

Monthly tuition is $600 August through May plus a $100 registration fee. Interviews are scheduled only for complete applications.

Lunch is served daily for a fee.


Child Care subsidies are available through the following state agency subsidy 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. Application deadline for PKS is February 15, 2017. For more information contact the KS Resource Center-West Hawaiʻi at 322-5400 or 322-5402 (Lehua) 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 New Century Public Charter School—8am-3pm Monday through Thursday; 8am-noon on Fridays.


Application Process for School Year 2018-2019


You are welcome to fill out application for a spot on the Waitlist for SY 2018- 2019. 


Please click on link to complete  Mālamapōkiʻi SY 18 -19 Application



Email:  janlyn@kalo.org 

Fax:  808-887-0030


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