We all know how expensive preschool tuition can be. Luckily in Hawaii there is a tuition assistance program available to families known as Preschool Open Doors.
The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program will begin accepting applications from families in need of preschool tuition assistance for the 2016-2017 POD year.
The POD program is operated by People Attentive To Children (PATCH) on behalf of the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS). POD helps qualifying low- and moderate-income families send their children to preschool by providing child care subsidies to the family. Priority is given to eligible children with special needs or at-risk factors. Household size and monthly gross income also are used to determine priority enrollments.
Families with children born between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013 may apply for the 2017-2018 POD year, which runs July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
Applications are available for download from the PATCH website www.patchhawaii.org. You also can call 808.791.2130 on Oahu, or toll-free from Neighbor Islands 1.800.746.5620 to request an application by mail.
Family income eligibility limits apply (see below).
Monthly Gross Income Limits
Family Size Gross Income Limits
PATCH is a Hawaii nonprofit whose mission is to improve the quality and availability of care for the young people of Hawaii.
Thank you Patch Open Doors!
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