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).

1 week ago

Kahi Kamali'i
Jeannine Gines, a Head Start family case manager, was selected MEO Employee of the Month for March.She was unable to attend the general staff meeting March 31 when the announcement was made because she had just given birth to daughter, Aleighna. Head Start staff gathered with Jeannine via livestream for a short celebration on April 19.Jeannine was praised by nominator, Dee Wilson, for her “flexibility and teamwork,” especially when the department faced unexpected staff shortages due to the pandemic and child care issues. She stepped in and volunteered to assist where needed.“This department prides itself on being flexible, because we need to be; every day is an adventure, but my nominee has gone above and beyond -- exceeding expectations,” said nominator Dee. “My nominee has many talents and can work with so many different people and does it with a positive, can-do attitude. This individual's humble heart is open to our varied clientele, and helping people is a personal strength that my nominee shares with everyone served through our program as well as our employees.”It’s not that Jeannine was immune from family issues caused by the pandemic. The mother of three had to juggle home schooling and other parental responsibilities with her job at Head Start, “even bringing funny stories to tell,” said Dee.The March Employee of the Month joined MEO Head Start in December 2017 as a family case manager. She is well connected with community resources and networks providing services to children and families, said Early Childhood Services Director Debbi Amaral.As an Employee of the Month, Jeannine received $150 and an extra vacation day. Nominator Dee earned a $50 cash award.Jeannine Gines and her newborn daughter, Aleighna, appeared virtually at a gathering with her co-workers at Head Start on April 19. Gines was selected as MEO Employee of the Month for March. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Kahi Kamali'i
Congratulations to Alexandria Domingo as MEO's January 2021 Employee of the Month!"Alex" is assistant director for early childhood services, having worked her way up during her 16 years with MEO from classroom teacher at the UH-Maui College Head Start site.The announcement was made at the virtual General Staff and Annual Recognition Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021.Ashley Caris nominated Alex for the honor. ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Kahi Kamali'i
New website 😀🤙*MEO launches new, user-friendly website page*Maui Economic Opportunity went live Friday, Feb. 12, with a more user-friendly and attractive website.The site can be found at www.meoinc.org it may take a few days to update on web browsers.Noticeable upgrades to the site include a fresher look, easier navigation, consolidation of information on pages and quicker load times. The page also is mobile-device friendly.Visitors to the site will be able to access forms to sign up as an MEO volunteer and make a donation, as well as download application forms for the National Farmworker Jobs Program, Senior Community Service Employment Program and other programs and grants.The site will be updated regularly with important information for the community and happenings at the nonprofit agency, which annually serves 23,000 Maui County residents.The 56-year-old nonprofit agency offers programs countywide for business development; youths, including workforce preparation, substance abuse prevention and Head Start; senior club coordination; rental and energy assistance; and integration of formerly incarcerated individuals into the community.MEO also runs the Maui Bus ADA paratransit service through a contract with Maui County and operates human services transportation, providing rides for seniors, persons with disabilities, youths and residents in rural areas throughout Maui County.www.meoinc.org ... See MoreSee Less
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3 months ago

Kahi Kamali'i
Hawaii Utility Bill Assistance Program ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

Kahi Kamali'i
Congratulations Miss Alex!Please join us in celebrating our very own Assistant Director of Early Childhood Services, Alexandria Domingo, for reaching an important milestone of completing her B.A Degree from UH West O'ahu!Better known as "Miss Alex" or "Miss Al", Alex started her career with MEO Head Start in October 2004. She obtained her Associates Degree from Maui Community College in 2007. In 2014 she was promoted to the Early Childhood Services Assistant Director position with a dedication to impact positive change for staff, children, and families.Alex's affect on the children, families and staff is highly impressive. She has an admirable ability to teach young children and work with families which is truly evident when you talk to anyone who has engaged with her as a teacher or mentor.Along with being dedicated to her love of teaching young children and working with families, Alex is committed to her family including husband, Eddie, and her two sons. She is actively involved in community leadership roles related to early childhood education. Alex's perseverance and tenacious ability to strive for the best brought her to this place of success. For Alex, the possibilities are endless. For today, we celebrate her and this amazing accomplishment!!We are thankful for all you do Alex, and are extremely grateful and fortunate to have you as part of our MEO Early Childhood Services ohana!!🏆🏵CONGRATULATIONS🌼🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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