University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Children's Center > About The Center > Mission & Goals

Mission & Goals

storytimebytreeWe are dedicated to serving the diverse children and families of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and the broader early childhood community.

Our Mission:

  • Support student parent’s access to education and faculty/staff’s work at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa by providing their children with a high quality early childhood program.
  • To model high quality, relationship-based early childhood education and care for the community and serve as an internship site and resource for students throughout the University of Hawai’i System.

Our Goals:

  • Create and maintain a loving, home-like, dynamic learning environment filled with adults who care about, challenge, encourage and support children in realizing their fullest capacity and potential.
  • Develop and maintain positive, productive, supportive and caring relationships between administration, staff, families, children and the community with a focus on respecting, honoring and welcoming all cultures and world views.
  • Support, encourage, finance and promote professional development, pre and post service, for the Children’s Center’s staff, University of Hawai’i students and educators from the larger early childhood community.
  • Develop and maintain a curriculum that emphasizes collaboration among children and adults, infused with a sense of place (Mānoa Valley; the Waikiki ahupua’a) which honors Hawaiian culture and values while celebrating life through art, music, drama, literature, movement, science, real work, real play, and close relationships.

Childhood is a journey, not a race…

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