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 July 1, 2022 through the closing date of July 29, 2022. Applications received during this application period are for consideration for POD program participation during the period of September 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.
Families with children who will be enrolling into kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year 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 is detailed in the POD administrative rules, which can be found at the link below:
Interested families may request an application beginning July 1, 2022 from the Department’s POD contractor, PATCH, through their website:
or by calling:
Oahu: (808) 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands (toll-free): 1-800-746-5620
Applications must be received by July 29, 2022 in order to be considered for the September 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 POD program year at the POD office at:
PATCH – POD
560 North Nimitz Highway, Suite 218
Honolulu, Hawaii 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
(808) 791-2130 or 1-800-746-5620.
Cathy Betts, Director