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Planned Early Education Center Brings Opportunity for Waianae Keiki

Kamehameha Schools
Kamehameha Schools

The age of entry for kindergartners is going up across the state, while junior kindergarten classes are being eliminated. That’s creating a gap. The Hawaii Department of Education says as many as 5,000 students won’t have a place to go.

The need for early education is especially strained on the Waianae coast, where preschool capacity is already over 90%. But, as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, a planned learning center in M?`ili is hoping to fill that need.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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