We Learn Better Together

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Imua Inclusion Preschool is a place where every child is taught on the level at which they can attain success, where they can progress at a rate unique to their needs. A program where every child’s social, emotional, physical, and educational needs are met each and every day in a whole-child approach.

With our staff of professionals, any child who needs additional therapy can receive services during their school day. Our inclusion preschool provides enhanced instruction for all students including the gifted, artistic, typically-developing, and developmentally-delayed child.

Imua Inclusion Preschool is a proven model of success. Our dream is to add a second preschool with an enhanced curriculum that includes an outdoor natural learning environment and improved programs in the near future.


Meet Our Preschool Team

 

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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.

 

 

 

Chaise Kahula
Chaise spent three years in the US Army as an Engineer Diver. Upon returning home, he began pursuing an A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education which, he just completed through the University of Hawaii Maui Campus. Chaise has also been working at Kahului Hongwanji for the past year while completing his internship here at Imua.

 

 

 

Taylor Smith

Taylor got her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education through the University of Hawaii Maui. She was also teaching at Head Start for three years while starting her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. After completing her student teaching with IMUA and her Bachelors Degree she started teaching with IMUA Inclusion Preschool.

 

 

Angelika Padilla

Angelika graduated with her Associates in Early Childhood Education from the University of Hawai’i Maui College. She is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree through University of Hawai’i Manoa. Before being hired as a teacher at IMUA, Angelika started here as an intern.

 

 


Our Preschool

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

Inclusive schools benefit ALL children because of: 

  • 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.

Tuition:  12 months at $975 per month
Monday – Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm

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.

Parent Testimonial: “Inclusion Preschool has been a wonderful experience for our typically developing son.  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

Take a peek into a typical day at Imua Preschool via our weekly newsletter: October 12, September 28, September 21, September 14, September 8, August 31, August 24, August 17, August 10, August 5, July 13, July 6, 2020, June 29, 2020, June 22, 2020, June 15, 2020, June 8, 2020, June 1, 2020, March 9, 2020, February 24, 2020, February 17, 2020, February 10, 2020, February 4, 2020, January 27, 2020, January 20, 2020, January 13, 2020, January 6, 2020.

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

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