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PATCH can help you find Child Care!

  • Browse our child care database anytime with limited specifications. PATCH only refers to licensed child care providers of all types, who meet State training requirements, and which generally offer more hours of service than traditional babysitting services. Click here to get started on your child care search now!

  • If you are a Military Family, click here to learn about child care subsidies available especially for you, and Respite Care for Air Force and Navy families enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program, or contact PATCH for a child care referral or other assistance.

RECENT Updates

Confused about the Kindergarten entry age? Click here to learn more about Hawaii's kindergarten entry guidelines. You can also get more information and download registration forms.

You may also click here for information on Junior Kindergarten.


To learn more about child care resource and referral agencies refer to the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA).

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Starting August, 2014, your child must be 5 on or by July 31 to enter kindergarten. 
Click for flyer in multiple foreign languages.

What PATCH Can Provide for Parents and Families:

  • Referrals to family child care homes and child care centers.
  • Resources on how to choose quality child care.
  • Information on child care subsidy programs.
  • Connections to resources for raising healthy children.


"After I got the list it was 100% easier to find child care. I thought it was going to be a really hard process, but we ended up finding someone really quickly. Although some didn't have rates on the list, this was a very good thing to know where to start and see what was out there." - Mrs. Soares, (Oahu) 2012

"I have contacted a few of the providers on the list and am already using one. So far they seem to be working out just fine. . . I am very satisfied with your services. Thanks so much! - Parent (East Hawaii) 2012

Please click here to read more success stories and testimonials from PATCH clients.