The Pre-Plus Program has expanded access to affordable and high-quality early childhood education for three to four year old children from low-income families across the State. The program is a public-private partnership to develop and build preschool facilities on public elementary school campuses and contract private preschool providers to operate them.
The Department of Human Services licenses Pre-Plus Programs as childcare centers. However, in accordance with HRS 302L-1.5(e), under Act 178 of Session Laws Hawaii, 2012, functions of the Pre-Plus Program have been transferred from the DHS to the Executive Office of Early Learning. For more information about the Pre-Plus Program, visit http://earlylearning.hawaii.gov/.