The philosophy behind our curriculum is that young children learn best by doing. Learning isn't just repeating what someone else says; it requires active thinking and experimenting to find out how things work and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. 

Play provides the foundation for academic or "school" learning. It is the preparation children need before they learn highly abstract symbols such as letters (which are symbols for sounds) and numbers (which are symbols for number concepts). Play enables us to achieve the key goals of our early childhood curriculum. Play is the work of young children. 

Our curriculum identifies goals in all areas of development:

Social: To help children feel comfortable in school, trust their new environment, make friends, and feel they are a part of the group. 

Emotional: To help children experience pride and self- confidence, develop independence and self-control, and have a positive attitude toward life. 

Cognitive: To help children become confident learners by letting them try out their own ideas and experience success, and by helping them acquire learning skills such as the ability to solve problems, ask questions, and use words to describe their ideas, observations, and feelings. 

Physical: To help children increase their large and small muscle skills and feel confident about what their bodies can do. 

Literacy: Teachers engage children in literacy activities that focus on phonological awareness, comprehension, print awareness and alphabet knowledge.  The materials incorporate specific strategies for supporting English and dual-language learners.

The activities we plan for children, the way we organize the environment, select toys and materials, plan the daily schedule, and talk with children, are all designed to accomplish the goals of our curriculum and give your child a successful start in school. 


The Kindergarten class created a Wildlife Habitat on campus with students from the University of Hawaii, learning about plants, the environment & how to care for our world.
Playing at the water table during playground time.
Ali chooses a book to donate to her classroom for her birthday.  This is one of the ways our school encourages a lifelong love of books & reading.
Playing with friends during Center Time develops social skills and language development.
A visit from the Honolulu Police Department during the Community Helpers Unit.
Donating shoeboxes to needy children for Operation Christmas Child, one of our community service projects.
Enjoying the fresh air out on the playground while developing large motor and social skills.
Practicing fine motor skills and letter & number recognition at the Writing Center.
Ki Lam develops his fine motor skills in the sandbox, while learning math and spatial concepts.
Coloring and practicing name writing.
Ella pretends to be a veterinarian in the Dramatic Play Center.
Ms. Lori reads a book to Kimberly.
Click on the thumbnails to see our curriculum in action!
Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood - click for more info 
Soccer Shots is one of our after school enrichment programs; the program focuses on character development & healthy living through the fun of soccer.