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Head Start playground opens at Luana Gardens

The children in the Maui Economic Opportunity Head Start sites at Luana Gardens returned from winter break to a new playground and equipment on Jan. 4. Photo courtesy Maui Economic Opportunity

Children at Maui Economic Opportunity’s Head Start preschool sites at Luana Gardens returned from winter break on Jan. 4 to a new playground.

The playground replaces a more than 25-year-old setup at MEO Head Start Kahului A and B sites. New cement was poured to improve play at the site and to repair cracks. Other improvements include new artificial grass areas, re-grassing and new equipment.

The Head Start program at Luana Gardens is a partnership between MEO and Hale Mahaolu.

The Head Start sites at Luana Gardens can accommodate a total of 40 children from families who meet Head Start eligibility. The children, 3- and 4-year-olds, are from families who are homeless, on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and below poverty income guidelines. The program also accepts children with special needs or who are in foster care.

Head Start will be accepting children for the 2022-23 school year beginning Feb. 1.

For more information, call (808) 249-2988.

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