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Located at the historic Waialua Community Association

66-434 Kamehameha Highway, Hale'iwa, Hawaii, 96712



Monday thru Friday

Children ages 2 to 4 are eligible to enroll ~ an application for our waiting list is available.

Welcome to Ka Hana Pono where we understand that healthy, reliable, quality childcare is a concern that cuts to the core of the quality of life for every parent and child. Our philosophies are rooted in the belief that the primary needs of all children are love, respect and a great deal of attention. In addition, we strive to ensure that our settings, meals and experiences are as organic, healthy, fun, and green as possible!


We are committed to providing a safe, inspiring, and mindful environment for your child where his/her needs are met and social, intellectual, emotional, physical, ecological & creative awareness can grow and flourish. At Ka Hana Pono children will learn that school can be a wonderful and fun experience. By providing opportunities for the children to experience meaningful learning & relationships with peers & caregivers, we are setting the stage for future success!


Our center offers a family setting where the educational focus is on life skills such as respecting others, sharing, polite manners, following instructions, responsibility, anger control and problem management - these skills are valuable before children enter a formal school setting. Our program also includes curriculum designed to address all domains of learning - traditional academic subjects, language, cognitive, social and physical development. We maintain large shaded playground and school gardens as an integral part of our program. Natural environments including green spaces provide children with unique opportunities such as inciting engagement, risk taking, discovery, creativity, mastery and control, strengthening sense of self, inspiring basic emotional states including sense of wonder, and enhancing psychological restoration.


At Ka Hana Pono each child is treated as an individual and we support each child in their unique developmental needs. At the same time, as part of a culturally diverse world in which mutual respect and understanding (Aloha) are essential – children at Ka Hana Pono are also encouraged to value teamwork, interdependence, and group harmony.


We aim to harmonize intellectual, emotional and instinctual reactions with the Spirit of Aloha by incorporating value lessons into our daily experiences. The value lessons provide the motive for staying in pono (balance / harmony) with all life and nature – and this is important as values / beliefs influence behavior / actions.


We sincerely thank you for your interest in Ka Hana Pono for your keiki. As you familiarize yourself with our program please contact us with any questions!


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