Imua Inclusion Preschool

2017 Enrollment Now Open

 

 We Learn Better Together

Imua Inclusion Preschool serves both typical and non-typical children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old. Inclusion means teaching all children together, regardless of ability level. Inclusive programs celebrate children’s similarities, as well as their different abilities and cultures.

 

Inclusive schools benefit ALL children because: 

  • Respect for diversity creates a welcoming environment for all
  • Differentiated instruction increases student engagement
  • Inclusive practices make effective use of a school’s resources
  • Behavioral supports help maintain a positive learning environment for everyone

In the classrooms, children with special needs take part in the general education curriculum based on their age and development and our team adapts the curriculum and the classroom so all children can learn as independently as possible. The Imua Preschool staff takes a team approach to a child’s learning journey and works closely with parents and families to create individualized care and education programs for each child.

 

Parent Testimonial: “Inclusion Preschool has been a wonderful experience for our typically developing son.  The curriculum is stimulating for kids of all abilities because the teachers encourage curiosity and asking questions that they research together.  He especially loved the music and movement, learning other languages and the weekly walking trips.  Our son learned to problem solve and build social relationships in ways that will benefit him his whole life. I have watched with pride over the past two years as he learned the skills to comfort others, truly listen to understand, express gratitude and show appreciation for the people in his life. The incredibly attentive and caring staff has given him the confidence to thrive.  He is happier and more independent for having been a part of Imua Inclusion Preschool.”Erin Wade, Parent

 

 

Preschool Tuition and Fee Schedule:  12 months at $950 per month
Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm

Preschool Aftercare:   $100 per month or a daily rate of $10
Monday – Friday from 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Financial Aid:
Imua Preschool accepts multiple subsidies including: Preschool Open Doors & Child Care Connection, Quality Care for Hawaiian Keiki, and the Maui County Child Care Subsidy Program.  Each subsidy program has different requirements. Families may qualify for multiple subsidies.

 

Take a peak into a typical day at Imua Preschool via our weekly newsletter: January 9, 2017January 16, 2017January 23, 2017January 30, 2017February 5, 2017February 13, 2017February 20, 2017March 5, 2017March 13, 2017March 27, 2017April 10, 2017April 24, 2017May 8, 2017 , June 5, 2017June 12, 2017,  June 19, 2017 , June 26, 2017 , July 10, 2017, and October 5, 2017.

 

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Imua Inclusion Preschool

  • 3-5 Years Old
  • Play based curriculum to encourage development of communication and social skills
  • Creative Play Space
  • Community Field Trips
  • Student to teacher ratio 7:1

For more information please e-mail preschool@imuafamilyservices.org or call 244-7467

 

Meet Our Preschool Team

 Preschool Director and Teacher: Gemma Medina IMG_2269

Gemma has a B.S. in Early Childhood and an M.Ed in Educational Psychology.  She is Program Director for Imua’s Early Childhood Development Program and Preschool Director and Teacher.  Previously she worked as and
Educational Specialist and Preschool Teacher at the University of Hawaii Manoa Children’s Center.

 

 

JenPreschool Classroom Aide: Jennifer Sumida 

Jennifer has experience with Kama`aina Kids and the Kamehameha School Paukukalo Preschool. She has done several practicum placements including Kahi Kamalii, Maui Family Support Services and Head Start. Jen has a B.S in Early Childhood Education.

 

 

Preschool Teacher:  Sarah Simoneau 

Sarah is currently a student at UH Maui and is working on her Associates degree in early childhood education. She is originally from Connecticut where she grew up in the Preschool environment as her Mom is Preschool Teacher/Director. She has a passion for working with young children.

 

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Preschool Teacher: Lynette Constantino

Lynette has been working with children her whole life as the eldest child in a large family! She comes to us with over ten years’ experience as a behavioral therapist specializing in working with children on the Autism spectrum. Currently, she is pursuing her B.S in Early childhood Education through UH West Oahu. Her passion for early childhood education, specifically inclusion, is evident in her practice.

 

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