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CONGRATULATIONS TO SILVIA BEDOLLA

CONGRATULATIONS TO SILVIA BEDOLLA

Sending a huge shout out and CONGRATULATIONS TO SILVIA BEDOLLA! Silvia began her journey with us as a parent in our MEO Head Start program back in 2010. As a parent, she volunteered in the classroom and found such joy in working with young children that she **began...

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14th Annual Celebration of Fathers

14th Annual Celebration of Fathers

Aloha Friends and Families, Please join us in the 14th Annual Celebration of Fathers Event hosted by our wonderful community partners at Maui Family Support Services! This is a free drive through event that will be taking place at the Baldwin High School parking lot...

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Kaukau 4 Keiki Summer Meals Program Information

Kaukau 4 Keiki Summer Meals Program Information

A statewide keiki feeding program is starting up this month, thanks to a new program made available by USDA Summer School Food Services, Hawai‘i Child Nutrition Program, and a dedicated team of statewide Food Access Coordinators. The keiki feeding program, called...

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Testimony from a parent of MEO Head Start

Testimony from a parent of MEO Head Start

Margaret Burrows-Nahoopii, who has a child enrolled in MEO Head Start, offers a heartfelt appreciation for the life-changing services the early-childhood program offers. "Without them, this Momma would be a struggling Momma, trying to do things on my own," she says in...

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MEO’s Debbi Amaral: A Champion For Children

MEO’s Debbi Amaral: A Champion For Children

Debbi Amaral, Maui Economic Opportunity’s director of Early Childhood Services, accepted her Champions for Children for Early Learning as an individual award in a virtual ceremony Wednesday, April 7. Amaral was one of 11 Champions for Children, presented by Hawai`i...

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Young entrepreneur makes donation to MEO

Young entrepreneur makes donation to MEO

A 7 1/2 year old entrepreneur chose the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start program to receive $150 from the proceeds of her handmade bracelet sales. “I wanted to help people,” said Mila Diaz of Wailuku. “It makes you feel good . . . because I am giving to other...

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Congratulations Alexandria Domingo

Congratulations Alexandria Domingo

Alexandria Domingo our Employee of the Month for January 2021! 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...

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Congratulations Rosemarie Nitta

Congratulations Rosemarie Nitta

Please join us in congratulating Rosemarie Nitta, Teacher Aide at UHMC. She recently completed her Child Development Associate Credential training! Rose joined our MEO Head Start team in August of 2019 and immediately found that although she was passionate about...

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