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.


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)


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.


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.


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.



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.



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.

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




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.


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)


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


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
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.
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.




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.


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

First Day of School Aug. 3
Statehood Day Aug. 21
Labor Day Sept. 7
Teacher Work Day Oct. 2
Fall Recess Oct. 3-9
Veteran’s Day Nov. 11
No Aftercare Nov. 25
Thanksgiving Nov. 26-27
Winter Break Dec. 21-Jan. 1
Teacher Work Day Jan. 4
MLK Day Jan. 18
Presidents’ Day Feb. 15
Spring Recess Mar. 15-19
Prince Kuhio Day Mar. 26
Good Friday Apr. 2
No Aftercare May 22
Last Day May 22
Graduation May 22
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!
Adult Bible Study 8:30 am
Worship Service 10:00 am
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


“Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6