UHMCC @ Ala Wai

Shelley Yorita
UHMCC @ Noelani site, multi-age

"When working with children, I strive to keep everything simple, meaningful, intentional and fun!" Shelley loves Indian food, bean burritos, growing food to eat and watching the clouds roll by. Shelley earned a Masters in Education from University of Hawai'i, Mānoa.
Royce Bowman
Tuahine Teacher, 4's & 5's

Many people have asked me about how I, as a man, decided to pursue a career in early education. In short, my parents are both teachers, along with much of my family, and they have imparted upon me a passion for education and a clear picture of why it is important. I was born and raised in Hawai‘i graduating from Punahou high school and the University of Hawai‘i with a degree in Art Photography, throughout which, I have continually worked in the field of education and taken early education classes. I worked at Punahou’s after school program for four years, taught at the UH summer science program, and worked as an assistant teacher for three years at a small private preschool in Kaimuki. My focus with children tends to favor the cultivation of creativity in all areas their lives, from drawing and painting, to conversation and storytelling, to physical movement, I love seeing what is unique in each child. I truly believe that we learn at least as much from the children as we teach, and that is what excites me about this field.
Map & DirectionsFlow of the Day
UHMCC @ Ala Wai’s classroom is located at Ala Wai Elementary School in Honolulu.

Google Map & Directions

Directions to our UHMCC Ala Wai classroom
UHMCC @ Ala Wai Flow of the Day
Times are flexible due to children's needs
8:00 - 9:00Outdoor Play
9:00 - 9:30Bathroom (Morning snack)
9:30 - 9:45Morning Circle
9:30 - 10:45Indoor/Outdoor play (Small groups)
10:45 - 11:00Music/Movement
11:00 - 12:00 Lunch--spread blankets/books
Bathroom before Rest Time
12:00 - 2:00 Rest Time
Bathroom after Rest Time
Afternoon snack
2:00 - 3:30Indoor Play
3:30 - 5:00Sandbox, Preschool Playground or Backyard Play
*Each child will have their own individual bathroom schedule depending on their needs.
All children will go the the bathroom before and after Rest Time.
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