Poni (2’s)


Andrea Hill
Poni Class Teacher, 2′s

Andrea has called O‘ahu her home for all her life, and if asked for directions is known to say, “I know landmarks, not street names. But you can’t get lost on an island — just take the scenic route!” Andrea is passionate about her friends, family, and extended family at the Children’s Center, where she has worked since 1998. If asked what age group she would like to work with on any given year she would definitely say, "The two year old group!":) Andrea and her other family — her husband, James, and daughter Ashley — love spending time on their boat in Kaneohe Bay with their two puppies, Elsa and Anna. Andrea earned a BA in Sociology from University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa while also doing coursework in Early Childhood Education.
Mollie Taylor
Poni Class Teacher, 2s

Mollie is excited to join the UHMCC team as this has been one of her dreams after stepping foot on the Big House campus 3 years ago. She started as an intern in the 4/5s, then became a student assistant, then interned again in the 2s, before finally graduating with a B.Ed in Early Childhood and Elementary Education! She now plans to pursue a Master’s degree at UH Mānoa. She can’t wait to grow and learn with the keiki everyday! Mollie was born and raised in Hawai‘i and loves to dive for shells, make jewelry, take photos, and spends any free time in the ocean! She’s also a spicy ahi and curry udon lover. She can’t wait to spend her days with the wonderful 2 year old children in Poni class!

Please note, due to COVID-19, each classroom’s Flow Of The Day may change.  Operating hours are currently 8am-4pm. 

RoutinesPoni Flow of the Day
Most children thrive on a more stable routine. This allows them to anticipate what will happen and helps to lesson the anxiety on the unknown. We have been tweaking our schedule in order to make the day and larger transitions as smooth as possible. Please take a close look at our updated schedule so you may make an informed decision on your child’s drop offs and pick-ups. Schedule on any given day may be flexible in order to accommodate a group of 2 year olds.
Poni Class Flow of the Day Pick-up times
8:00-9:00 Indoor play
(Highlights on special indoor activities)
8:45Start clean-up in classroom
9:00-9:30Morning snack (Large transition- snacking, bathrooming, &
children finished eating will transition out to the playground)
9:30-10:30Outdoor play
(Highlights on special outdoor activities)
10:30-10:45Clean-up outdoor area (Large transition- clean-up and children transitioning
back into the classroom)
10:45-11:00Circle Time
(Highlights on singing, movement & discussions on topics of the day)
Quiet Reading
11:30Start of 2nd bathrooming
11:45Quiet reading time
12:00-2:00 Nap time
2:00 or when children wake-up3rd bathrooming2:00 Pick-up on Friday for children without Friday care.
Large transition:
Waking up,
Afternoon snack,
Indoor play
2:00-3:30Indoor play
3:00-3:304th bathrooming
3:30-4:45Outdoor play4:00 1st Scheduled pick-up if your child's confirmed schedule is 8:00-4:00 (M-Th).
4:45Outdoor shut down4:302nd Scheduled pick-up if your child’s confirmed schedule is 8:30-4:30 (M-Th).
5:00 Goodbyes
School Closes
5:003rd Scheduled pick-up if you child’s confirmed schedule is 9:00-5:00 (M-Th).