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Preschool Ope Doors (POD)



560 North Nimitz Hwy, Suite 218
Honolulu, HI 96817


POD is a statewide early childhood development and care project funded by the State of Hawaii. POD helps 3- and 4-year-old children go to preschool by helping families pay preschool costs.

A reminder that the Preschool Open Doors (POD) program is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 POD school year. Families in need of preschool tuition assistance must submit their application by the April 30, 2014 deadline. People Attentive To Children (PATCH) operates the POD program on behalf of the State of Hawaii Department of Human Services (DHS).

POD provides child care subsidies to qualifying low- and moderate-income families so they may send their children to preschool. Priority is given to children with special needs or at-risk factors. Priority enrollment is determined by household size and monthly gross income. POD does not require parents/guardians to be employed, in school, or job training to qualify for assistance.

Families with children born between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010 may apply for the 2014-2015 POD year, which runs July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.

Applications are available for download from the PATCH website: To request an application by mail call (808) 791-2130 on Oahu, or Toll-Free from Neighbor Islands 1-800-746-5620.

(808) 791-2130 - Honolulu - Type: Main

1-(800)-746-5620 - Neighbor Islands - Type: Toll-free