Learning should always be fun!

Learning Should Always Be Fun

Within a safe and comfortable campus environment, children are nurtured with love and respect. Each day is another opportunity for growth, as the critical transition from home to school takes place.

The goal is to create a life-long love of learning through play and daily experiences interacting with others.

Admission Details

GENERAL ADMISSION INFORMATION
It is recommended that parents arrange a visit to tour the campus prior to submitting their child’s application and application fee.  Touring the campus allows prospective parents to get a peak at a day in the life of a CUPS student.  You may schedule a tour by calling the main office at: (808) 946-4025.  Tours for the 3-6 Program are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October and November.  Tours for the ‘Ohana Toddler Program are given on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February and March.

Admission Observations and Assessments are scheduled for all 3-6 year old applicants in January.  Applicants to the ‘Ohana Toddler Program (2 year olds) do not participate in observations.  ALL Parents must also submit a completed Confidential Parent Questionnaire in order for their child’s application file to be considered complete.

All completed application files are reviewed and notification sent out via the United States Postal Service.  Acceptances for the 3-6 year old program are mailed out on or before March 15th.  For the ‘Ohana Toddler Program, acceptances are sent out on or before April 30th.

Admissions priority is given to children of Central Union Church members, current siblings and children of alumni.  Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance programs or other administered programs.

Applications for the Toddler program are accepted beginning in January.  Children must be 2 years old by the program start date (September) and do not need to be toilet trained.  Applications must be received or postmarked by March 31 or they will automatically be placed on waiting list.

Application materials are available September 1 for admission for the following Fall preschool program.  Children must turn 3 years old by the first day of school and be toilet trained to be eligible for the program.  Applications must be received or postmarked by November 30 or they will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

Summer school applications are available in late March and must include a $50.00 application fee.  Tuition must be paid in full by May 1.  Priority is given to currently enrolled students and new incoming Central Union Church Preschool students.  Information on cost and other program information can be obtained by contacting the preschool office at (808) 946-4025.

Tuition for SY 2019-2020

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General:
Application Fee = $ 50.00
Enrollment Fee = $400.00

Programs:

Preschool Program (3-6 years old)

7:30 am – 2:30 pm $ 16,031

Before School Care

7:00 am – 7:30 am $ 841.00

After School Care

2:30 pm – 5:30 pm $ 4,054.00

Payment Options:
1 Payment: Due on or Before July 1
2 Payments: 1st payment due on or before July 1; 2nd payment due on or before December 1
10 Monthly Payments: 1st payment on or before July 1; subsequent payments (2-10) due on or before the 1st of each month.

Toddler Program (2 years old)

Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 11:30 am $ 10,574.00
Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm $ 18,498.00

Payment Options:
1 Payment: Due on or Before July 1
2 Payments: 1st payment due on or before July 1; 2nd payment due on or before December 1
10 Monthly Payments: 1st payment on or before July 1; subsequent payments (2-9) due on or before the 1st of each month.

Financial Assistance is awarded on the basis of financial need through the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the  Ruth McGraw/Doris Rewick Scholarship Fund, and the Luana Kalama Mento Endowed Scholarship Fund, as well as the support of the Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten endowment fund that is supported in part through preschool fundraising events.  The deadline for submitting Financial Aid Applications is February 1, 2019.

Eligibility is determined by the Student & Student Services for Financial Aid (SSS) of Princeton, N.J. (http://sss.nais.org/parents). The SSS school code for Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten is:  2240. Confidential results are sent to CUPS and reviewed by the Scholarship Committee of Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten.  Awards are mailed via United States Postal Service by June 15th. All financial aid information is confidential.  Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten does not discriminate  on the basis of race, color,  national or ethnic origin, gender or handicap in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance programs or other administered programs.

CUPS’s strong commitment to offering financial aid to eligible families stems from the desire to assist young families in their pursuit of high quality early childhood education for their children.  Contributions to the Ruth McGraw/Doris Rewick Scholarship Fund plus income from the Harry and Jeannette Weinberg Foundation Endowment, and the Luana Kalama Mento Endowed Scholarship Fund go directly to provide financial assistance to families whose children would not otherwise be able to attend CUPS.  This enables us to continue to support the desires of the congregation of Central Union Church by enabling ethnic and socio-economic diversity among our families.  It is an important component of CUPS as this mirrors the real world in which our children live.

Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS).  The Kamehameha Schools Pauahi Keiki Scholars preschool scholarship program provides need-based scholarships for students to attend non-KS preschools in Hawai’i.  Preschool children three years of age and older attending or enrolling in participating PKS preschools may apply for PKS scholarships.  Visit the PKS website for more  information.  (http://www.ksbe.edu/finaid) Preschool Open Doors (POD):  POD is a statewide early childhood education and care project funded by the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services.  POD helps children attend preschool by helping families pay preschool costs for one year.  Contact PATCH at POD@PatchHawaii.org or call:  791-2130 (Oahu) or 1-800-746-5620 (Neighbor Islands). Applications for Preschool Open Doors can also be downloded from the internet by going to www.patchhawaii.org and clicking the link to the Preschool Open Doors page.  From the POD page there is another link on the right column of the page “to download an application” “click here. Other viable resources include Child Care Aware America and Unity House.

Admission Application

A non-refundable $50.00 application fee must be accompanied with a completed application payable by check.

For more information please call 946-4025 or email admissions@centralunionpreschool.org

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PROGRAMS

'Ohana Toddler Program
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‘OHANA TODDLER ADMISSION (2-year-old program)

Our toddler program serving 2 year olds is a wonderful start for children preparing to enter school for the first time.  Beginning in 2006 we have been pleased to offer this program that has proven to be very popular.

Each teacher is certified for this very special age group and the program offers both part-time and full-time options for families.

Applications for the Toddler program are accepted beginning in January.  Children must be 2 years old by the program start date (September) and do not need to be toilet trained.  Applications must be received or postmarked by March 31 or they will automatically be placed on waiting list.

PRESCHOOL (3-6-year-old program)

Since 1928, when the first class of children began their education at Central Union Church, this has become our foundation program.  We are proud to have served so many families and offer eight classrooms for children ranging from ages 3-6.

The regular program is offered 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with options for before and after school care. Additional fees apply.

Application materials are available September 1 for admission for the following Fall preschool program.  Children must turn 3 years old by the first day of school and be toilet trained to be eligible for the program.  Applications must be received or postmarked by November 30 or they will automatically be placed on the waiting list.

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Summer Program

SUMMER PROGRAM

We offer several, 6 week programs Monday – Friday during the summer that includes the following:

  • Regular Day Program, 7:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.
  • Before School Care, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
  • After School Care, 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

A brochure and application for the summer programs is available in March.

Summer school applications are available in late March and must include a $50.00 processing fee.  Tuition must be paid in full by May 1.  Priority is given to currently enrolled students and new incoming Central Union Church Preschool students.  Information on cost and other program information can be obtained by contacting the preschool office at (808) 946-4025.

EXTRACURRICULAR PROGRAMS

A host of extracurricular programs are offered both during the regular school year and summer including: Ukulele, Mandarin Language Classes, Amazing Athletes, Soccer Shots and M3.  To find out more about a specific offering, please contact the preschool office at (808) 946-4025.

Central Union Church Preschool and Kindergarten does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, gender or handicap in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial assistance programs or other administered programs.

Extracurricular Programs

My wife and I love this preschool! The campus and facilities are second-to-none and the teachers have created such a caring and nurturing environment for both of our kids.

Nathaniel Kinney, CUC member and current parent