Kahi Kamali’i Infant / Toddler Center

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The Kahi Kamali’i Infant and Toddler Center provides quality early childhood services for children 1 to 3 years of age. Three qualified caregivers are assigned to the same children each day to promote continuity of care. Services are offered year round. The County of Maui provides supportive funding to keep costs affordable for income eligible families, teen families, and for families with children receiving early intervention support through IMUA Family Services.

MEO Kahi Kamali`i is a licensed center based program located in Wailuku adjacent to the MEO Family Center and J. Walter Cameron Center. All caregivers are qualified and meet Department of Human Services licensing regulations for safety. Priority is given to families who are working or attending school, with consideration to those actively seeking employment. Families with children 12 months to 24 months are welcome to apply. Services will be provided to children 12 months to three years of age.

Services include a schedule of: 7:30 am – 4 pm – Monday through Thursday; and 7:30 am – 12 noon on Friday (tentative hours during the pandemic for health and safety maintenance of the center).

Families are encouraged to apply for Child Care Connection tuition subsidy via ARBOR. In addition, the County of Maui provides scholarship tuition support to individuals who have a demonstrated financial need (financial assessment application will be provided upon acceptance to program).

2 months ago

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Debbi Amaral, director of Early Childhood Services, faced the camera on Wednesday, March 30, for The MEO Minute on Akaku's The Maui Daily. She talked about enrollment for the Head Start preschool program. Her segment appears at about the 14 minute mark.cloud.castus.tv/vod/akaku/video/6245152fe1d4e60008600e9e?page=HOME ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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*Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust donates $10,000 to MEO’s Kahi Kamali‘i*Maui Economic Opportunity’s infant toddler child care program, Kahi Kamali‘i, has received a $10,000 donation from the Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust.The Charitable Trust selected Kahi Kamali‘i for the donation “in recognition and furtherance of its outstanding work,” said Arlina Agbayani in a Nov. 23 letter to MEO accompanying the donation. “We deeply appreciate all that you do to help Maui’s people.”The mission of the Charitable Trust is to communicate and demonstrate Ho‘okipa, generous hospitality, and Malama, deep care, for the community by supporting charitable needs.“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all of us, and we understand the incredible extra challenges confronted by nonprofit organizations and applaud the excellent work of you and your organization,” Agbayani said.Kahi Kamali‘i, which provides services for children ages 1 to 3, remained open during the pandemic and cared for children of first responders and medical professionals. During the stay- at-home order period, the infant/toddler center asked families on furlough to keep their child home to offer spots to those working during the pandemic.“Affordable quality child care, especially at the infant/toddler age, is a critical need for parents, who are working or going to school,” said Debbie Cabebe, CEO of MEO. “These parents need the peace of mind that their precious children are being cared for safely.“The donation from the Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust will help Kahi Kamali‘i maintain and improve the program for keiki and their families. We are so thankful to the trust for selecting our program for this generous donation.”Kahi Kamali‘i opened in 2003 as a partnership with the J. Walter Cameron Center, where the facility is located, to address the need for center-based quality care for children under 3 years old. The goal is to allow families to work, attend school or participate in employment training.The program is licensed by the state Department of Human Services for 15 children and is currently at capacity. Licensing requirements at Kahi Kamali‘i include staffing of one lead caregiver and two other caregivers – to maintain a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children.Kahi Kamali‘i is open year round from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Fridays.The County of Maui provides scholarships to keep costs affordable for families who are income eligible, with teen parents or with children receiving early intervention support through Imua Family Services.For more information about Kahi Kamali‘i Infant/Toddler Center, call 249-2988. ... See MoreSee Less
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9 months ago

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48th Annual Maui County Senior Fair! 😃🤙The 48th annual Senior Fair, “Communities of Strength,” will return virtually for the second time in the event’s history beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, due to the pandemic. The Fair will appear virtually via Zoom, livestreamed on Facebook and broadcast on Akaku Channel 54 and offers information for kupuna, entertainment and fellowship.Legislators, for-profit businesses and nonprofits are encouraged to participate by commercial, pre-recorded message via Zoom. Applications must be submitted no later than Monday, Sept. 27. For-profit businesses can submit a 60-second commercial for a $25 fee/donation. There is no-cost for nonprofit agencies or legislators to join, though gift cards of $10 or $20 increments would be appreciated for door prizes for Kupuna.All commercials and messages must be no longer than 60 seconds and must be prerecorded and submitted in MP4 format by Monday, Oct. 11.Legislators may choose to speak virtually for 60 seconds but must submit an application by Sept. 27.This event is produced by MEO and funded by the Maui County Office on Aging. For more information, go to www.meoinc.org, email lee.imada@meoinc.org or call (808) 243-4306. ... See MoreSee Less
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