Preschool offers tuition assistance

The Preschool Open Doors program will offer preschool tuition assistance for eligible families for the upcoming year, July 1 through June 30, 2020.

Applications are due by March 29 to be considered. They can be sent to the Oahu POD office at 560 N. Nimitz Highway, Suite 218, Honolulu 96817; faxed to (808) 694-3066; or emailed to

The program is operated by local nonprofit People Attentive To Children (PATCH), through the state Department of Human Services. With the assistance of $11 million in child care subsidies, families with low-to-moderate incomes can give their child an early education.

Priority is given to children with special needs or at-risk factors. The child also must have been born between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015, to be eligible for tuition assistance. Household size also is considered during the priority enrollment process.

Applications are available for download from the PATCH website, To request one by mail, call toll-free at (800) 746-5620. For more information, call (808) 791-2130.