DHS Preschool Open Doors Program Application Period now OPEN

Families whose children's birthdays are from August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015 are encouraged to apply. The POD program provides preschool tuition assistance to eligible families so that their child is able to receive up to a year of preschool experience prior to their entry into kindergarten. Families may choose any DHS licensed preschool. Funding for POD is limited, and priority is given to the most needy or at-risk children.
Interested families may request an application beginning January 1, 2019 from PATCH, through our website or by calling:
Oahu: 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands (toll-free): 1-800-746-5620

Applications must be received in the PATCH Oahu Office by March 29, 2019 in order to be considered for the July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 POD program year.
Mail to:                                                               
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, HI 96817
Fax (808) 694-3066 OR Email at PODAdmin@patch-hi.org

For additional information about the POD program, please contact PATCH at 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands call Toll Free at 1-800-746-5620.
Family income eligibility limits apply (see below).
                                       Monthly Gross Income Limits
Family Size                Gross Income Limits
1                                     2,755              
2                                     3,718
3                                     4,680 
4                                     5,643
5                                     6,605
6                                     7,568
7                                     8,530
8                                     9,493
Here are some tips for planning ahead:
  1. Need help finding a preschool? Call 808-839-1988 or go to patchhawaii.org for preschools in your area.
  2. Many preschools have wait lists. Call in advance to learn about the preschool's application process.
  3. Talk to the preschool to see if they accept children who are in the Preschool Open Doors program.
The Preschool Open Doors Flyer can be distributed to interested families, organizations, and community partners.  PATCH will supply color copies of the flyer upon request.  Contact us with the name, address, and number of flyers you are requesting.
PATCH is a Hawaii nonprofit whose mission is to support and improve the quality and availability of care for the young people of Hawaii.
http://www.patchhawaii.org Source: Patch Hawaii