size and staff-to-child ratios are among the most
significant factors in creating a high quality early
childhood program. The staff to child ratios will be
lower than that of the maximum number allowed by the
State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services licensing
requirements. When KCCOH is eligible to apply for
accreditation distinction, the ratios will be based on
the recommended numbers set by the NAEYC:
the 2-year old program, the group size is 12 with a
teacher-child ratio of 1:6.
the 3-year old program, the group size is 17 with a
teacher-child ratio of 1:8.
the 4-year old program, the group size is 20 with a
teacher-child ratio of 1:10
classrooms and playground of KCCOH will be composed of
several different spaces for learning --- spaces for
specific activities and curriculum learning centers. A
balance of activities will best meet the needs of young
children. Experiences and opportunities are planned in
different areas to offer your child the opportunity to
develop a wide variety of concepts and skills.
Children are trusted and given opportunities to make
decisions for themselves by making their own choices
from various centers. By choosing activities that are
of interest to them, they meet their own needs, become
more self-directed and develop feelings of confidence,
responsibility and creativity. The use of learning
centers allows children to advance through varying
Writing and Drawing: Develops and refines fine motor
skills; provides experiences in manipulating various
implements; enhances appreciation and understanding of
communicating through drawing and the written language.
Manipulative Games/Toys: Develops small muscle control;
refines visual perception skills; enhances imaginative,
cooperative, and constructive play.
Develops freedom of creative expression in design, form,
color, and dimension; focuses on the process of the
activity, not the final product; develops and refines
small motor skills.
Computer: Provides the opportunity to interact and
become familiar with the computer software to explore
options, make choices, and imagine outcomes.
Science: Creates awareness and develops inquiry and
problem solving skills (i.e., observing, exploring,
experimenting, concluding and validating).
Hollow and Unit Blocks: Develops imaginative,
constructive play; builds muscle coordination; develops
spatial relationships; provides opportunities for
problem solving and role-playing.
Library: Develops appreciation of, respect for, and
enjoyment of books and literature; enhances the
awareness and understanding of the written language and
Workjobs (Definition): Individual tasks that focus on
concept skills within specific curriculum areas.
Example: Language Arts enhances vocabulary, visual
discrimination, sequencing and memory. Math develops
competency in one-to-one correspondences, sorting and
classifying by various attributes, recognizing shapes;
developing number concepts and relationships.
Listening Center: Develops auditory skills; provides
opportunities for the enjoyment of music, songs and
visualization of stories.
Music: Provides opportunities for exploration and
understanding of music concepts, and encourages an
appreciation for music.
Nutrition and Cooking: Develops healthy nutrition
habits; develops awareness of food in its initial form
and the stages of preparation before eating; uses math
concepts such as numbers, measurements and comparison.
Dramatic Play/Home Area: Provides opportunities for
role-playing, dramatization, cooperative social
interactions, and problem-imagination solving.
Outdoors/Field Trip Excursions: Provides opportunities
for large and small muscle coordination; enhances social
interactions, problem solving and acceptance of others;
encourages the exploration and appreciation of the
Parents/Guardians are welcome, encouraged to visit,
observe, and participate in your child’s day and other
activities. There are many ways to support and be
involved at KCCOH through fundraisers, parent nights,
parent groups, etc. Once your child is a part of KCCOH,
truly consider this school yours. We highly encourage
and parent recommendations/comments to make KCCOH the
best preschool for all of our young ones!