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Aloha, We Are Ka Hana Pono

Welcome to Ka Hana Pono Daycare and Preschool.  We are a state of Hawaii licensed childcare center in the historic town of Hale'iwa, in the Waialua Community Association.


Our practices and philosophies are rooted in the belief that the primary needs of all children are love, respect and a great deal of attention.  We believe teaching & living with Aloha & in Pono encourages the best from caregivers, teachers, children, families and community members.


Ka Hana Pono provides a play based balanced atmosphere that seeks to develop the "whole child" (cognitive, physical, social, emotional, and creative development).   To do this most effectively, the children's activities draw from their own interests, discoveries, and observations - with Ka Hana Ponos' natural settings providing a treasure trove of opportunities and adventure.  

As parents ourselves, we understand that quality childcare is a concern that cuts to the core of the quality of life for every parent and child.   We are committed to providing a safe, inspiring, and enriched environment where children can grow and flourish while having their developmental needs met.

Oriana McCallum

Director & Lead Teacher

Lyberty Forville

Lead Teacher

Becky Rodriquez

Teachers Asst

Diana Murphy

Teachers Asst

Audra Bradshaw

Substitute Teacher

Mariko Richardson

Substitute Teacher

All staff and volunteers have had: 

  1. their employment history and educational qualifications reviewed & verified by the Dept of Human Services Preschool & Childcare Licensing Division and PATCH;

  2. Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certification from the American Heart Association;

  3. criminal history checks (annually);

  4. FBI Fingerprinting;

  5. Tuberculosis screening;

  6. a Pre-Employment Physical Exam;

  7. their References checked. 

Directors and Lead Teachers have Early Childhood Education (ECE) training & certification in either the form of 1) an ECE Bachelors Degree; OR 2) a Child Development Associate Certificate. 

Staff members of licensed childcare and preschool facilities are mandatory child abuse and neglect reporters and are Infant/Child First Aid and CPR Certified by the American Heart Association.


Ka Hana Pono maintains its license by being in compliance with all requirements by the following departments:  Dept of Human Services (DHS) Childcare Licensing Division, Dept of Health, Honolulu Fire Dept, PATCH Hawaii; and by participating in annual childcare licensing visits with DHS Childcare Licensing.

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