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Kauai Offices

Office Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 7:30am to 4:30pm

Tuesday: 7:30am to 5:30pm  

Office Closure:

The PATCH office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 24, 2016. The office will reopen for regular business hours on Friday, November 25, 2016.

Aloha.  2016 is already coming to an end! Hard to believe how fast this year is going by. 

PATCH Kaua'i hosted our first ever North Shore Kauai Provider Training and Appreciation event on Wed. October 19th & 26th at the Aloha School Early Learning Center in Hanalei. Thao Tu, PATCH trainer and Occupational Therapist with Easter Seals presented PATCH’s “Challenging Behaviors” class for staff from the Aloha School Early Learning Center and Natural Bridges plus a North Shore FCC and 5 parents in attendance. Thao always brings some of the therapeutic tools she uses when working with her Easter Seals kiddos and trainees were able to see and hear how they might apply some techniques to children they work with. We were able to share dinner together after the training. Special thanks to Aloha School Directors Dave and Ashlee Guererro for hosting all of us.

On December 10th, PATCH will offer its annual Provider Appreciation Breakfast Training with Tom Copeland. This year, we will hold it again at the Courtyard Marriott. At 8 AM we will start by enjoying the wonderful brunch served at this Marriott. At 9 AM, Tom Copeland will begin his presentation. This year, Tom will cover: 8 Things Every Provider Should Know About Organizing Their Paperwork; What’s New? Tax Changes You Should Know for Your 2016 Return; The Top Five Tax Deductions Every Family Child Care Provider Should Know; and Your Most Important Tax Number: The Time-Space Percentage. We will have 1-2 breaks during Tom’s talk and Chiropractor Dr. Kaci Manion will lead us in some stretches and also coach us in proper lifting techniques and other back care tips.

PATCH classes are starting up again in January 2017.  Please look at our training schedule and sign up to join us at the PATCH Kauai office for the following free classes.

The Basics Series: Introduction to the Business of Family Child Care: Tuesdays starting on Jan. 10, 2017 from 6-9 PM; ten 3 hour classes, ending on March 14, 2017 – essential for those who want to open their own daycare business. 

WestEd Basic Infant/Toddler Series (Meets Infant/Toddler licensing requirements) will start on Wed. Jan. 11, 2016 from 6-9 PM; ten 3 hour classes, ending on March 15, 2017. 

Quality Care Series is designed to support early childhood program staff with the Hawaii Preschool Content Standards (HELDS). This series will be held on Thursdays, starting Jan. 12, 2017 and will run for 10 sessions from 6-9 PM through March 16, 2017. 

Please call 246-0622 to ask your questions and to enroll. Looking forward to seeing you in class. 

Share Family Meals - Bringing Your ʻOhana Back to the Table. Holiday season is a great time of year to gather your family and eat together. Eating together as a family helps children create:

  • MORE success in school, including better grades and better vocabulary
  • MORE feelings of safety and well-being 
  • LESS risky behaviors, such as smoking, drinking, and drug use; less depression
  • BETTER health: more nutritious food, reduces obesity, less eating disorders
  • STRONGER family relationships, better well-being of all family members. 

Wishing each and every one a wonderful holiday season. Do your best to stay relaxed so you can enjoy the best parts of this time of year: the gatherings, the food, and being together with family and friends. See you in 2017!!

Aloha to all!


Kauai United Way

Kaua'i Visitor Industry Charity Walk 

for Supporting PATCH Kauai Programs

Contact PATCH Kauai

4485 Pahe`e Street
Suite 124
Lihue, Hawaii  96766

Mary Lu Kelley
Kaua'i Coordinator Resources & Referrals 808-246-0622

Lorraine Shimauchi
Program Specialist:
Registry, Career Counselor

Natalia Perry
FCC Program Representative: USDA Food Program, Recruitment