Preschool application period extended

An additional application period has been opened for the Preschool Open Doors program, which provides subsidies to eligible families to help pay for preschool tuition.

To qualify for the program, children must be eligible to enter kindergarten in the 2020-21 school year (for those born between Aug. 1, 2014, and July 31, 2015).

If awarded a subsidy, families may use any one of the 433 state-licensed preschools. The program conducted by the Department of Human Services gives priority to underserved or at-risk children.

Applications must be received by May 31 to be considered during the July 1 to June 30, 2020, program period.

Applications may be obtained by visiting patchhawaii.org or by calling (800) 746-5620.

Applications may be dropped off, mailed, faxed or email to PATCH – POD, 560 N. Nimitz Hwy., Suite 218, Honolulu 96817. Fax at (808) 694-3066. Email at PODAdmin@patch-hi.org.