DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
NOTICE OF PRESCHOOL OPEN DOORS APPLICATION PERIOD
Pursuant to Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 17-799-5, notice is hereby given that the Department of Human Services will be accepting applications for the Preschool Open Doors (POD) program starting January 2, 2019 through the closing date of March 29, 2019. Applications received during this period are for consideration for POD program participation during the period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.
Families with children who will be enrolling into kindergarten for the school year
2020-21, including those children affected by the change to the kindergarten entry age, are encouraged to apply. The POD program provides child care payments to eligible families so that their child is able to receive up to a year of preschool experience prior to their entry into kindergarten. Funding for POD is limited, priority for program selection are detailed in the POD administrative rules, which can be found at the link below:
Interested families may request an application beginning January 2, 2019 from the Department’s POD contractor, PATCH, through their website or by calling:
Oahu: 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands (toll-free): 1-800-746-5620
Applications must be received by March 29, 2019 in order to be considered for the July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 POD program year at the POD office at:
PATCH – POD
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, HI 96817
Or fax (808)694-3066
Or via email at PODAdmin@patch-hi.org
For additional information about the POD program, please contact PATCH at 791-2130 or 1-800-746-5620.
Pankaj Bhanot, Director