Preschool Open Doors

The Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is now accepting applications for 2019-2020 year. Click here to download a PDF application.

Preschool Open Doors understands the importance of child care. Preschool prepares children for kindergarten by teaching social skills and recognition of shapes and some letters. It allows children to explore and discover their world in an environment where they learn through hands on play experiences.

Preschool Open Doors (POD) promotes school readiness by providing child care subsidies to eligible families for the year prior to kindergarten. The Department of Human Services (DHS) contracts with PATCH to run the program. The DHS administers the program.

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES NOTICE OF PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS APPLICATION PERIOD

PATCH is announcing we will be accepting applications for the Dept. of Human Services (DHS) Preschool Open Doors (POD) program starting January 2 through the closing date of March 29, 2019.  Applications received in this period are for program participation July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

Families whose children’s birthdays are from August 1, 2014 through July 31, 2015 are encouraged to apply.  The POD program provides preschool tuition assistance to eligible families so that their child is able to receive up to a year of preschool experience prior to their entry into kindergarten.  Families may choose any DHS licensed preschool. Funding for POD is limited, and priority is given to the most needy or at-risk children.

Interested families may request an application beginning January 2, 2019 from PATCH, through our website or by calling:

http://www.patchhawaii.org/preschool-open-doors

Oahu: 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands (toll-free): 1-800-746-5620

Applications must be received in the PATCH Oahu office by March 29, 2019 to be considered for the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 POD program year.

Mail to:
PATCH — POD
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
OR
FAX: 808-694-3066
OR
E-mail: PODAdmin@patch-hi.org

For additional information about the POD program, please contact PATCH at 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands call Toll-Free at 1-800-746-5620.

For additional information please contact us at 791-2130 (Oahu) or 1-800-746-5620 (toll-free for neighbor islands). Eligible families will be notified in writing of the status of their child’s Preschool Open Doors Subsidy award no later than June 30, 2019.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED JANUARY 2 – MARCH 29, 2019

Monthly Gross Income Eligibility Limit

FAMILY SIZE INCOME ELIGIBILITY
2 $3,718
3 $4,680
4 $5,643
5 $6,605
6 $7,568
7 $8,530
8 $9,493
9 $10,456
10 $11,419
11 $12,382

PATCH – Preschool Open Doors
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

Fax: 808.694.3066

For Additional Information, Please Contact Us at
808.791.2130 (Oahu) or 1.800.746.5620 (Toll-Free for Neighbor Islands).