Need Help in Applying to Preschool Open Doors? Deadline 4/30/14

From: Amber Richardson, Program Director, P-3 Initiative, Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (INPEACE)
Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Subject: Support in Applying to Preschool Open Doors!

If families along the Wai’anae Coast are struggling to make the Preschool Open Doors application deadline (April 30), the INPEACE Ho’ala Community Recruiters are available to support them! They will help families fill out the paperwork and obtain the necessary documentation to apply for the assistance.

Contact Kathy or Saydee at: 696-9300 or


From: Jim Eberle, Program Manager, PATCH Preschool Open Doors
Date: Tue, Apr 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM
Subject: Preschool Open Doors Application Period

A reminder that the Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 POD school year. Families in need of preschool tuition assistance must submit their application by the April 30, 2014 deadline. People Attentive To Children (PATCH) operates the POD program on behalf of the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS).

POD provides child care subsidies to qualifying low- and moderate-income families so they may send their children to preschool. Priority is given to children with special needs or at-risk factors. Priority enrollment is determined by household size and monthly gross income. POD does not require parents/guardians to be employed, in school, or job training to qualify for assistance.

Families with children born between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010 may apply for the 2014-2015 POD year, which runs July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Applications are available for download from the PATCH website: To request an application by mail call 808.791.2130 on Oahu, or Toll-Free from Neighbor Islands 1.800.746.5620.