ABOUT OUR MISSION, PHILOSOPHY & CURRICULUM

 
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WELCOME

Dear Parents,
We at Kihei Baptist Chapel welcome you and your child to Kihei Baptist Preschool. It is our hope that your child’s learning experience here will be a Christ-centered and happy one.
 
Please take the opportunity early on to visit and get acquainted with our faculty and staff. We rely on good communication and cooperation between parents and teachers in order to facilitate understanding and ensure the success of your child’s learning experience.
 
It is our goal to help your child develop mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. We take into account the growth of the whole person.
 
May God bless you as you” train up your child in the way he or she should go.” (Proverbs 22:6)The staff of Kihei Baptist Preschool welcomes you and thanks you for entrusting your child to our care. It is our belief that each child is a gift from God and it is our privilege and duty to meet each one’s individual needs and to help them develop into that totally unique and special person they were created to be.
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OUR PHILOSOPHY

The School seeks to provide a Bible based, Christian centered education. Christian beliefs and values are the basis for our program. We believe God’s command that we are to “Train up a child in the way he should go…” and His promise that “when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
 
Kihei Baptist Preschool acknowledges that God intends for parents to be a child’s primary influence and the staff dedicates themselves to cooperate with parents in the shared responsibility of educating their child. God, through the Apostle Paul, instructs parents to raise children …”in the training and instruction of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
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OUR CURRICULUM

Kihei Baptist PreSchool uses an award winning program called Zoo-Phonics. Our students use their eyes, ears, mouth, small and large muscles to provide the vehicles to learn new information and use it. Zoo-Phonics encourages the children’s natural tendency to wiggle, and to express her/himself, channeling it all for learning. Children by nature learn by touching and doing and Zoo-Phonics gives them these outlets.
 
Our curriculum is enhanced also by chapel time during which children all gather briefly and have fun singing age appropriate Christian songs. A pointed Bible lesson rounds out this important time.
 
Early childhood education emphasizes the development of a well-rounded personality for each child: socially, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and physically. We recognize that each child is a unique person with an individual pattern and time of growth, as well as an individual personality, learning style and family background.
 
Play is an essential part of any developmentally appropriate early childhood program. Children acquire knowledge about the physical and social world in which they live through playful interaction with objects and people. Children need years of play with real objects and events before they are able to understand the meaning of symbols such as numbers and letters. Play enables children to progress in all areas of development.
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OUR MISSION

Kihei Baptist Preschool exists to provide quality early childhood Christian education. It is our goal to plant seeds that will grow into a life-long love for Jesus and for learning. Our School exists as an integral part of the outreach ministry of Kihei Baptist Chapel.
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OUR CERTIFICATION

Kihei Baptist Preschool is certified by the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services. This certification which is granted annually upon approval and inspection by the Department of Human Services, allows us to utilize 3 classrooms. We can service up to 36 students ranging from age 2 to 5 years old.

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OUR FIELD TRIPS

Young children benefit from first-hand experiences. Therefore, we try to plan a variety of different activities each month. The activity fee will cover the cost of hiring a bus, paying admission fees, etc.

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OUR HISTORY

Kihei Baptist School was founded in January of 1979 with 12 students. Enrollment then grew to 60 students by the mid-1980’s, utilizing a staff of four teachers and the founding Director, Mrs. June Duffer.

 
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OUR SCHOOL HOURS
 
Full time: 8:00am-2:30pm M-F
Part time: 8:00am-12:00pm  M-F
Early Drop @ 7:15am
(No Additional Charge)
 
TKO* 2:30pm-5:00pm M-F
*Team Keiki Outreach
 
 

OUR ENROLLMENT, ADMISSION & TUITION

 
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OUR ADMISSION POLICIES

Our School accepts all children who may benefit from our program regardless of race, color, or nationality. All enrollees are eligible to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to the students at the School.

Entry Requirements

  • A birth certificate or other verification that your child is at least two years old upon entry and is not older than five years old.
  • A health record is required upon entry. This form must show a current physical examination and current immunizations required by the State Department of Health.
  • A Mantoux TB test must also be completed with negative results before school entry. Updated immunization records must be submitted within 90 days of enrollment. State of Hawaii laws mandate that the child be withheld from school until all necessary forms are submitted.

Children must be completely and fully toilet trained. (With the exception of 2 year olds)

 

Probationary Period

  • The child’s first month of preschool will be a probationary period. Any concerns about the child will be communicated to the parents along with recommendations. Behaviors that could cause a child to be put on probation are as listed.
  • hurting him/herself or others
  • unwilling to follow directions
  • cursing and inappropriate language
  • If there is insufficient progress in resolving the concerns, a decision will be made regarding the child continuing in the Kihei Baptist Preschool Program.
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OUR TUITION AND FEES

Registration and Deposit

A non-refundable registration fee of $50 is due at registration. An activities fee in the amount of $200 is also due at registration.

Tuition
Preschool:
Full Time – $805/per month
Part Time – $600/per month
 
TKO* $160/month M-F) *Team Keiki Outreach 
 
Toddler Center:
Full Time – $1000/per month
 
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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

We accept students funded by: Arbor Child Care Connection (808-249-2360)
Maui County Child Care Subsidy Program (808-242-1608)
Pauahi Keiki Scholare (Kamehameha Schools) (800-842-4682 ext. 48080) Preschool Open Doors (800-746-5620)
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 INTEREST FORM

Enrolling Ages 3 to 5. Parents, if you are interested in knowing more about our preschool, please click on the form below and you can view our brochure. Complete the Preschool Interest Form and submit. We will be in touch with you. We are very excited about this and hope that you are too! You may call the office @ (808) 793-3733
 
 
 
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SCHOOL SUPPLIES

Please refer to the student supply list included with your registration packet.
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WAIT LIST FORM

Will be available soon.
 

OUR TODDLER CENTER

 
 GENERAL
 
Ages: 24-36 Months
Hours: 7:15 AM – 5:00 PM
(2:30 PM – 5:00O PM Provided by TKO Ministry of Kihei Baptist Chapel)
Pricing & Further Questions: Please call our Office @ (808) 793-3733
 
 
 ADMISSION POLICY
 
Our school accepts all children who may benefit from our program regardless of race, color, religion, or nationality. All enrollees are eligible to all rights privileges, programs, and activities made available to the children.
 
 
 ABOUT
 
Our caregivers are committed to providing a safe, caring, and Christian atmosphere in which our toddlers can explore and learn. We offer caring, professional childcare with attention and programs for each child. Our small caregiver to child ratio allows each toddler to receive individual attention throughout the day Our Toddler Center is set up to allow children to explore, question, work independently, and work with others. Our toddlers will learn through dramatic plays, music, sensory and movement activities, and literature. Our caregivers guide the toddlers by offering consistency, redirection, and positive reinforcements.

MEDIA GALLERY

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS & ACTIVITIES

 
The Kihei Baptist Preschool will follow the basic vacation and holiday schedule set forth by the State Department of Education.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE 2018-2019
 
First Day of School Aug. 6
Statehood Day Aug. 17
Labor Day Sept. 3
Teacher Work Day Oct. 5
Fall Recess Oct. 8-12
Veteran’s Day Nov. 12
Thanksgiving Nov. 22-23
Winter Break Dec. 24-Jan. 7
Teacher Work Day Jan. 7
MLK Day Jan. 21
Presidents’ Day Feb. 18
Spring Recess Mar. 18-22
Prince Kuhio Day Mar. 26
Good Friday Apr. 19
Graduation May 24
Memorial Day May 27
WEEKLY SCHEDULE
 
Parents of children at Kihei Baptist Preschool who do not already have a church home are most certainly welcome, along with the entire family, to attend Kihei Baptist Chapel and participate in all activities. We invite you to come and grow with us!
 
Sundays
Adult Bible Study 9:00 am
Worship Service 10:00 am
Prayer Meeting 5:00 pm
 
Wednesdays
Kidz Quest 6:00 pm
Adult Bible Study 6:00 pm
 

OUR OHANA TEAM

“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6
Director / Teacher: Julie Korver
 
My husband, Ryan, and I met in Bible college and we have been married 29 years. We have two sons who serve as officers in our United States Navy. I am delighted to be the Director of Kihei Baptist Preschool. I came to know Jesus as my savior at a young age. It is my passion to give little ones the opportunity to hear about Jesus and his love for them. I desire to provide a joyful learning experience and a great foundation to build their education on. I have had the privilege of being a preschool and a kindergarten teacher in Christian Education for over 18 years. I have also owned and operated my own in home child care, summer camps, and a have worked as a private tutor over the years. I grew up in a family that loved to go sailing, so being near or on the ocean is how I love to spend my free time. Most of all, I love to enjoy this beautiful island with my husband and our family when they come visit.
 Lead Teacher: Makayla Coffey
 
I grew up in the countryside of Valleyford, Washington with a large family, me being the 5th of 6 kids. I have travelled much of the world and hope to continue exploring more of this amazing world that God created. I graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. I finished my degree teaching at a military base in Germany, and a few months later find myself moving to Maui for my first teaching job. Here in Hawaii I love swimming, cliff jumping, and exploring the island. I am blessed to teach these little ones skills and knowledge that will serve them in their education, but more importantly I get to teach them about Christ and the love He has for them. Thankful to Kihei Baptist for the wonderful teaching opportunity.
Lead Teacher: Violet Corpuz
 
Aloha my name is Violet Corpuz born and raised here on the islands of Maui raised in Kula/Ulupalakua. I enjoy baking, dancing, hunting and most of all baseball. My husband and I are blessed with 3 beautiful boys. They love being outdoors & because of their love for baseball. I have been involved in the Kihei Community and love it. I have been a board member for KLL for 3 years 2 years as secretary. Now I enjoy Coaching our future generation teaching children to Strive and Believe in themselves and that they can accomplish anything they want in life.
I’m blessed to be a part of Kihei Baptist School they have been a great part of my life and why I fell in love with teaching in 2006 being able to share the love of God with our children and all of his beautiful creations.
I’ve been in the preschool industry for over 10 years having the privilege to love and nurture children through first steps of leaving their parents arms too trusting us teachers knowing that they will be in a safe place, watching their wings spread with love, joy, knowledge and education to prepare them for kindergarten.
I have also had the pleasure of enriching the Hawaiian culture to Children as the Hawaiiana teacher. Teaching children the basics of Hawaiian culture and where they live.
I look forward to Teaching our future generations here at Kihei Baptist School.
Mahalo Violet Corpuz
Lead Teacher:
 Mary Horst

Aloha, I was born and raised in a small town in Illinois. My mom was a 3rd and 4th grade special education teacher for many years and it was her that instilled my love for teaching and working with children. I graduated college at Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education in 2012. After college, I began my career in the beautiful state of Colorado where I worked at a preschool in the mountains. I became the Summer Camp Director as well as teaching in the classroom during the school year. I also worked part time at Arapahoe Basin Ski Area. I worked a lot but enjoyed snowboarding and hiking in my free time. After 2 1/2 years in the mountains, I decided that it was time to move to somewhere new and start a new adventure. After growing up in the cornfields of Illinois and living the mountain life in Colorado I decided that an Island seemed like the next logically place to move on to. I moved to Maui in December 2014 with a couple of suitcases and a friend’s couch to sleep on. It didn’t take long to realize that I made the best decision of my life to move to Maui. I started working at the Grand Wailea as a camp counselor for Camp Grande. After about 2 years, I was promoted to a Recreation Supervisor for the Grand Wailea. I enjoyed my job meeting new people from all over the world everyday but really missed teaching and working with children. I am very blessed to be apart of the teaching staff here at Kihei Baptist Preschool and look forward to teaching children God’s love and faith. In my free time I enjoy going to the beach with my dog Canela and being with friends and family.

PAY TUITION ONLINE

 
You can now pay your child’s tuition online. We now accept Credit/Debit and ACH Bank Transfers.
 
Follow these three steps to ensure success:
1. Be sure to select where your tuition funds will go.
Change the drop down FROM: “To General Fund” to the appropriate selection.
Change the drop down TO:  “To Preschool: Tuition” OR “To Toddler Center: Tuition.” 
The two images below will show you the correct tuition choices. Click on either image to enlarge.
 
2. You must add your child’s full name in the comments field.
 
3. Do not change the frequency. Keep it at “one time gift.” Thank you.
 
 
Kihei Baptist Preschool
1655 South Kihei Road, Maui, Hawaii 96753
Phone: 808-793-3733
Fax: 808-875-2113
 
Use The Contact Form Below To Get In Touch With Us
 
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