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Hawai‘i Early Childhood State Plan

We invite you to explore this web resource in order to support those who uplift Hawaiʻi’s early childhood system.

Here you will find...

  • 2019-2024 Hawaiʻi State Early Childhood State Plan

  • Seven Strategic Implementation Plans created to move parts of the state plan forward

  • Comprehensive Needs Assessments full reports and Summaries for each strategic plan

  • A variety of resources for families, community members and professionals alike

  • And more to come as we move together to push our state plan forward

Together, we can achieve our shared vision to support Hawaiʻi’s young children.

About the Hawaiʻi Early Childhood State Plan

The five-year plan was facilitated by the Executive Office on Early Learning, and steering committee collaborators from both the public and private sectors statewide. More than 150 additional participants, through islands-wide focus groups and interviews, also spent time reviewing the drafted plan, providing candid feedback, and contributing to the final version to address a unanimous priority to look system-wide, beyond early learning, to consider the whole child. Participants represented a broad spectrum of Hawaiʻi’s community, including parent groups, health professionals, policymakers, early care and education professionals, advocates, philanthropists, higher education, attorneys, and State department personnel. Implementation of the Early Childhood State Plan is dependent upon collective action by public and private partners, fostered by the Early Learning Board. We welcome your involvement in helping to build an early childhood system that will make a difference for our keiki and their families.

About the Hawai‘i Early Childhood State Plan - Preschool Classroom with Teacher and Children
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