I feel beyond lucky to have a resource like the Green Preschool in my community. When I began searching for a preschool for my daughter, the Green Preschool stood out for its relaxed and homey environment. I really wanted somewhere she could go each day to be with a small group of kids of different ages and backgrounds, one that emphasizes daily routines instead of clock-based schedules, where there isn’t a bathroom time when everyone lines up at once. I truly believe that it is through unstructured play that growing minds and bodies learn best, and when children are free to chose their activities, their love for learning will blossom and flourish. Auntie Pualani has created and fosters a beautiful space where this happens naturally. I loved the beautiful crafts Petra brought home and all the wonderful songs she learned. I loved that she shared her day with a dog and cat. And I absolutely love that Petra now requests foods like tofu, brown rice, furikake and millet – she definitely didn’t pick up those tastes from me! Petra transitioned seamlessly to a more traditionally structured kindergarten and I believe her year with Auntie Pualani at The Green Preschool contributed to this. I whole-heartedly recommend the Green Preschool to all the parents
My preschooler thrived in the caring environment provided by Auntie Pualani. Children are taught valuable life skills
and develop important social relationships with their peers. Families feel welcome and involved at every step of the way. The Green Preschool of Kailua is a wonderful place to send any child.
I feel so lucky that both my boys started their school experience in such a nurturing and creative place. The Green Preschool provides a warm, home like environment combined with a rich, stimulating curriculum that offers children the chance grow and learn through meaningful play, creative movement (music, dance, yoga, games), caring for the earth (gardening, recycling, composting) and artistic expression (painting, sewing, drawing, play-dough and more). I really appreciate the way Auntie Pualani fosters a loving, inclusive community, guiding all students to form cooperative, caring friendships. The motto at school is “we are all friends.”
And the wholesome organic meals she serves are amazing! The Green Preschool is a unique and special place where my children have thrived.
We recently moved to Oahu and we are very happy to have found The Green Preschool. It has been great to see how excited my son is to go to school each morning and equally
as great to see how calm and happy all of the kids are when
I pick him up in the afternoon. We feel very lucky to be part
of this special school.
We feel very fortunate to have a program like The Green Preschool in Kailua available to us here on the Windward-side of the island. I really appreciate (my son does too!) that Auntie Pualani understands the vital impact that free, unstructured play has on the developing mind. The Green Preschool’s intimate, home-like atmosphere has been the perfect place for my energetic, yet shy, son to spread his wings and cultivate friendships while learning creative
and real-world skills like painting, sewing, gardening, composting and so much more.