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
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.
- Click here for information on how to apply to the Imua Inclusion Preschool.
- Click here to download the Imua Inclusion Preschool Application.
- Click here to view the Imua Inclusion Preschool Selection Policy.
Take a peak into a typical day at Imua Preschool via our weekly newsletter: January 9, 2017, January 16, 2017, January 23, 2017, January 30, 2017, February 5, 2017, February 13, 2017, February 20, 2017, March 5, 2017, March 13, 2017, March 27, 2017, April 10, 2017, April 24, 2017, May 8, 2017 , June 5, 2017, June 12, 2017, June 19, 2017 , June 26, 2017 , July 10, 2017, and October 5, 2017.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 244-7467
Meet Our Preschool Team
Preschool Director and Teacher: Gemma Medina
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.
Preschool 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.
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.