Early Childhood Education 

Ho'okāko'o Corporation (HC) is an education change agent, providing support and services to students in communities with concentrations of Native Hawaiian families.  We collaborate with other organizations and family service agencies to increase childhood education opportunities for our youngest learners.

• School Readiness

HC’s Pre-K programs are better preparing our children for success in grades K-3. Early indicators show that children who have completed the Pre-K programs transition more readily into traditional classroom settings and demonstrate academic readiness and competencies in comparison to peers without Pre-K experiences.

• Literacy

DIBELS and other formative reading assessments in K-3 indicate that Pre-K students are outperforming their peers without Pre-K experience.


• Growth/Achievement

HSSRA results for Kamaile Pre-K students show that Pre-K students outperform their peers without Pre-K experience.

• Cultural Knowledge & Practice

Pre-K programs at Kamaile Academy and Kualapu'u School are providing students with opportunities to learn about their culture and develop a sense of place from a very young age. Community and cultural experts are engaged in our programs to ensure that culture-based learning opportunities are offered as part of their early childhood experience.

• Family/Caregiver Involvement

Early childhood programs are promoting intergenerational educational opportunities for children and their families. Specifically, both Kamaile Academy and Kualapu'u have outreach programs to the community to increase parent participation in their child’s education.


In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:


  1.  mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

  2. fax: (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email: program.intake@usda.gov.


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.