About Us

Kamehameha Schools’ (KS) has been dedicated to early learning for over thirty years.


What are we doing?

Tactic 1
Direct Services for Keiki (Prenatal to Age 5 Years) and ʻOhana
  • Preschools (30)
  • Hiʻilani Programs (4)
    Zero to Three
Tactic 2
Public and Private Collaborations to Extend the Reach
  • ALU LIKE, Inc.
  • Good Beginnings Alliance
  • Hawaiʻi Association for the Education of Young Children
  • Institute for Native Pacific Education & Culture
  • Partners In Development Foundation
  • Others
Tactic 3
Advocacy for Quality Comprehensive Early Education Services
  • Local, State and National advocacy
  • Zero-to-Six Support

Collaborations and Advocacy

In addition to directly serving more than 1,600 keiki and their ʻohana through KS preschools and 600 with our Hiʻilani Programs each year, CBECE works in collaboration with early childhood education programs and services to support access and participation in early and ʻohana education.  KS also serves in an advocacy capacity, locally and nationally, for quality comprehensive early education services for all keiki and their ʻohana.

Pauahi Keiki Scholars

KS’ Financial Aid and Scholarship Services (FASS) department awards over 2,000 Pauahi Keiki Scholars (PKS) need-based scholarships annually for keiki to attend eligible non-Kamehameha preschools throughout the islands.  For more information, visit our FASS website at:  www.ksbe.edu/finaid/.