Paying For Child Care

Paying for good child care can be a struggle.  In fact, child care is probably the second largest expense in your budget after rent or mortgage.  The average cost of child care in Hawaii is $640 per month.  This cost can vary depending on the age of the child, location, and type of care desired.

Local subsidy programs

From the Executive Office On Early Learning:
Accepting Pre-Kindergarten 2017-2018 Applications beginning March 1, 2017.  View the flyer for eligibility requirements, enrollment information and list of schools. Visit your nearest school with a Prekindergarten Program to request an application.

Are you Native Hawaiian?  Living on Molokai, in Hana, Upcountry or Central Maui?
You may qualify for a subsidy via MFSS (Maui Family Support Services).

More options also are:

  • Kauai

    Child and Family Service, Inc.
    Phone: 808-245-5914

  • Hawaii

    Family Support Services of West Hawaii
    Phone: 808-326-7778

    CDI (Community Development Institute) Head Start
    Phone: 808-961-0570

  • Maui

    Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.
    Phone: 808-249-29888

    Maui Family Support Service, Inc.
    Phone: 808-242-0900

  • Oahu

    PACT Early Head Start
    1485 Linapuni Street
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96829
    Phone: 808-842-5996

    Parents and Children Together
    Phone: 808-733-9022

    Hawaii Department of Health
    Phone: 808-733-9022

    Honolulu Community Action Program, Inc.
    Phone: 808-521-4531