The St. Anthony School preschool program provides quality education enabling students to become caring, responsible and socially conscious members of society. Our students are guided through activities to develop positive attitudes and habits for growing, living and learning.
Our teachers are highly qualified, with Early Childhood education teaching knowledge and professional dedication to promote learning and developmentally appropriate curriculum. They provide support for students and families with diverse interests and needs, through play, and the development of basic skills for formal learning.
St. Anthony Preschool is licensed for 48 children by the State of Hawai‘i Department of Human Services and is among the elite centers accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and The World Continuing Education Alliance (WCEA). A licensed and accredited preschool ensures the school is able to provide services that meet the highest quality standards set by the early childhood education industry.
Preschool Learning Environment
Children are offered multiple opportunities to explore, discover and grow. Our aim is to enrich children’s play through which they learn problem solving, communication skills and cooperation. Developmentally appropriate materials are throughout distinct centers in the classrooms developing curiosity, self-esteem, self direction, values, strength and coordination. Material arrangement encourages student involvement and encourages them to learn while caring for their environment.
We welcome and encourage families to take part in their child’s journey through preschool. While there are no required time commitments, we offer various ways for parents to get involved. In addition to these opportunities, we formally communicate with each family at least three times a year for progress reports, reflection and ongoing assessments of each child’s development and learning.