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                        County Updates
                        Hawaii County News Contact Angela Thomas, Hawaii Coordinator at
                        athomas@fofhawaii.org or at 808-887-1228

                        Kauai County News Contact Anna Peters, Kauai County Coordinator, at 808-632-
                        2114, or at apeters@goodbeginnings.org.

                        Maui County News Contact Kaina Bonacorsi, Maui County Coordinator at 808-242-
                        1608 or at Kaina.Bonacorsi@co.maui.hi.us Visit their website

                        Oahu County News Contact Celia Chang Takahashi, Oahu Coordinator, at
                        ctakahashi@goodbeginnings.org or at 808-531-5502.

                        Furlough Information
                        Department of Human Services – Benefit, Employment and Support Services
                        Division (BESSD) furloughs will continue through June 30, 2011. For more
                        information visit http://puc.hawaii.gov/furlough To download a calendar scroll to the
                        bottom of the page and use the link or visit http://puc.hawaii.gov/furlough

                        County of Hawaii will be implementing furloughs starting July 2, 2010 and
                        continuing through June 30, 2011. For a list of furlough days, visit http://www.hawaii-
                        county.com/furlough.htm

                        City and County of Honolulu will be implementing furloughs starting July 2, 2010
                        and continuing through June 30, 2011. For more information, including a furlough
                        calendar, please visit http://www.honolulu.gov/furloughcal/index.htm#scheduled

                        County of Kauai will be implementing two day a month furloughs starting July 2010
                        and continuing through June 30, 2011. For more information visit
                        http://www.kauai.gov/Kamaaina/tabid/36/Default.aspx

                        Maui County will furlough most of its employees 12 days starting July 2010 and
                        continuing through June 2011. For more information, including a furlough calendar,
                        please visit http://www.mauicounty.gov/index.aspx?NID=1592




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information provided does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Good Beginnings Alliance, nor is there any endorsement or
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Updates from GBA
                  Be My Voice Hawaii is a grassroots movement led by Good Beginnings Alliance to
                  help our elected officials understand that making our children a top priority in our state
                  is important to thousands of people, not just the same “20 advocates” they see all the
                  time. Speak up for Hawaii’s youngest residents by visiting www.bemyvoicehawaii.org
                  to sign an electronic endorsement statement that tells our elected leaders that you
                  believe our children should be a priority in our state. Share the link with your friends,
family, and coworkers - our keiki are worth it. Follow the movement on twitter at
https://twitter.com/BeMyVoiceHawaii and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/BeMyVoiceHawaii

GBA on Facebook Following GBA on Facebook is the premiere method of keeping your finger on the
pulse of what’s happening in the early childhood field locally and nationally. To follow what we are
working on and to keep up to date on what’s happening in our field, visit
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Beginnings-Alliance/135533086461631?v=wall and click “like.”
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Points of Interest for Families & Providers
The State of Hawaii Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Child Care Connection Hawaii
(CCCH) application for child care services is available on-line to download and print. An online, fillable
version is also available. To access visit http://hawaii.gov/dhs/self-
sufficiency/childcare/services/application and following the links.

SPIN Awards: Nominations Now Being Accepted
Now through March 9, 2011
Every year, the Special Parent Information Network (SPIN) publicly acknowledges key parents and
professionals whose efforts make a positive difference in the lives of children and young adults with
disabilities and their families in Hawaii. SPIN is now accepting nominations for this year’s Parent of the
Year, Professional of the Year, and the Family Choice Award. To download a nomination form visit
http://www.spinhawaii.org/%2711%20Award%20Nom%20Form.pdf Completed nomination forms must
be submitted by March 9, 2011. For more information call 808-586-8126 or email spin@doh.hawaii.gov


Kindergarten Registration
SY 2011 -2012 JK/K Registration
Begins February 2011
Parents of keiki born in 2006 are encouraged to register their children for JK or K for the 2011 -2012
school year. Children who will be five years old on or before August 1, 2011 may enroll in regular K,
while children who reach five years of age between August 2 and December 31 may enroll in JK. All
parents are encouraged to register their children for the full-day classes at their neighborhood schools
during the dates below. Early registration is important for not only families but for schools as it helps
them plan transition programs, activities and ensure adequate staffing for the school year. Parents can
call their District Office to determine which school their child should attend.
                                          District, Phone & Dates
                           Honolulu District                                         Central Oahu District
                         February 1 – 18, 2011                                       February 1 – 18, 2011

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                                  733-4950                                                   627-7478
                        Leeward Oahu District                                      Windward Oahu District
                         February 1 – 18, 2011                                      February 1 – 18, 2011
                              692-8000                                                   233-5700
                                                     Hawaii District
                                         Various Dates in February & March 2011
                                                 Call schools or districts
           Hilo/Laupahoehoe/Waiakea                     Kau/Keaau/Pahoa                       West HI and Honokaa
                    974-6600                                  974-6602                             327-4991
                                                        Maui District
                                                   Begins in February 2011
                                              Call school or district at 984-8001
                                                       Kauai District
                                                February 1 – March 1, 2011
                                              Call school or district at 274-3502
For information on school health requirements, registration and JK visit
http://doe.k12.hi.us/parents/index.htm To view a copy of Tips for Parents on Kindergarten Transition,
please visit http://www.goodbeginnings.org/images/uploads/Transitions_Tips_Brochure.pdf


Be Healthy, Stay Healthy
Free Flu Shots for Medicare Part B Subscribers available. For a complete list visit
http://hawaii.gov/health/family-child-health/immunization/flu-shot-schedule.pdf For more information call
the Department of Health at 808-586-8332 or 211.

Flu.gov has a link for the state of Hawaii. Use the Flu Shot Locator to find place, date and time for
H1N1 and seasonal flu shots. Information for citizens and professionals are also provided. Visit
http://www.flu.gov/professional/states/hawaii.html for more information.

Flu.hawaii.gov has valuable information for Hawaii residents regarding H1N1 (swine flu) including a list
of where you can get the H1N1 flu shot, links to the CDC, links to other websites and resources. Visit
http://flu.hawaii.gov/index_html

Let’s Move is a is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to
solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and
able to pursue their dreams. Let’s Move! is about putting children on the path to a healthy future during
their earliest months and years. Giving parents helpful information and fostering environments that
support healthy choices. The initiative encourages that healthier foods be provided in our schools;
works towards ensuring that every family has access to healthy, affordable food; and helps children
become more physically active. For more information visit http://www.letsmove.gov




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Be Green Events
Hagadone Printing
Second Saturday Recycling Program
March 12, 2011
274 Puuhale Road (in Sand Island)
8 a.m. – 12 Noon
Hagadone Printing as a community service accepts telephone books, glossy magazines, catalogs,
brochures, and mailers for recycling. Phone books will be shredded, baled and shipped back to the mill
where they will be re-purposed into new paper. Before dropping off your recycling please remove:
magnets, hardback cover, rubberbands, metal & spiral binding, carbon paper, photographs, blueprints,
shrink wrap, adhesives (i.e., labels, post-its, stamps, tape), and all metal that are not staples. Look for
the Drive-Up, Drop-Off banner. You may also drop off your recycling M – F between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
(call 847-5310 to let them know you are coming) or drop-off your recycling at any Lex Brodie’s during
regular business hours. For more information visit http://www.hagadoneprinting.com/printgreen/recycle
or call 847-5310 and ask for the recycling department.

Aloha ‘Āina Earth Day Event
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Washington Middle School
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, including a complete list of all the things that can be dropped off for recycling,
visit http://www.opala.org/solid_waste/pdfs/Aloha_Aina_02_26_11.pdf For more information on the
Aloha Aina Earth Day events, please contact Rene Mansho at 306-1876.


News for Early Childhood Professionals
PK-3 Graduate Certificate Cohort Opportunity
Application deadline: March 1, 2011
100% Tuition Assistance for PK-3 Graduate Certificate available for 15 full time early childhood
education (ECE) or elementary school teachers working in one of the following complexes: Castle,
Honoka’aka, Kahuku, Kailua, Kalaheo, Farrington, Nānākuli or Wai’anae. For more information visit
http://www.p20hawaii.org/node/118 or contact Mandy Westfall-Senda at mwestfal@hawaii.edu or by
phone at 956-2560.

The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
The Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund has awarded scholarships to help over 500 women
across the United States attend college since 1978. Applications are now available for the 2011 - 2012
school year. Applicants must be: A woman, age 35 or older; a U.S. citizen; enrolled in, or accepted to, a
regionally or ACICS accredited school; pursuing a technical or vocational education, an associate's
degree, or a first bachelor's degree; and be low-income. The deadline is to have applications
postmarked by March 1, and the selected scholars will be announced by July 1. For more information
visit http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students

Upcoming Events, Meetings, Conferences, Trainings
For Early Childhood Professionals (dated items first, then alpha order)
Hawaii Child Care Nutrition Program
Spring 2010 Workshops
Allergies, Allergies, All Around

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This workshop will review the most common food allergens and symptoms of allergic reactions, as well
as identify tips and strategies to help you avoid allergenic foods. For more information visit
http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/new/hccnp/ or contact Kimberly at 956-4124 or via email at
hccnp@hawaii.edu
                                                   Oahu
                          Friday, March 4                        Saturday, March 5
                          5:00pm-6:30pm                           9:00am-10:30am
                  Pearl City Urban Garden Center          Pearl City Urban Garden Center
                           Friday, April 15                                   Saturday, April 16
                           5:00pm-6:30pm                                       9:00am-10:30am
                      Windward Community College                          Windward Community College
                             Friday, May 6                                      Saturday, May 7
                            5:00pm-6:30pm                                       9:00am-10:30am
                      University of Hawaii at Manoa                       University of Hawaii at Manoa

                                             Neighbor Island
                      Saturday, February 26                 Saturday, February 26
                          10:00am-11:30am                      1:00pm-2:30pm
                     Kauai Community College               Kauai Community College
                          Saturday, April 2                   Saturday, April 2
                          10:00am-11:30am                      1:00pm-2:30pm
                  Hawaii County Aupuni Center (Hilo)  Hawaii County Aupuni Center (Hilo)
                          Saturday, April 30                  Saturday, April 30
                          10:00am-11:30am                      1:00pm-2:30pm
                      Maui Community College               Maui Community College

Jack Be Nimble… Jack Be Quick: Physical Activity in Child Care
Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Various Dates and Locations
Free, but registration required
Registration deadline is the Monday prior to the workshop interested in attending
Dr. Mae Kyono will present the current guidelines for physical activity for children in child care settings.
Learn fun activities and receive Hot Topics cards containing physical activity ideas. RSVP to Kathryn
Sthay at ksthay@aap.net 808-377-5738 or Sharon Taba at sharon@medicalhomeworks.net 808-384-
2902

                                                    Wednesday, March 9, 2011
                                                 Leeward Heath Center, Room 222
                                                   860 Fourth Street in Pearl City

                                                    Thursday, April 28, 2011
                                           Central Union Church Mauka Meeting Room
                                                   1660 South Beretania Street

                                                     Thursday, May 26, 2011
                                                      Windward Heath Center
                                                 45-691 Keaahala Road in Kaneohe

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information provided does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Good Beginnings Alliance, nor is there any endorsement or
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To submit a posting, please email connections@goodbeginnings.org
Ho‘omana: Empowerment Through the Application of Protective Factors
Cameron Center in Wailuku, Maui
February 22, 2011
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cost: $10 (includes lunch & materials)
Parking: Free
Facilitators: Barbara Naki & Cristina Nealon
The Ho‘omana workshop series has been designed to help social/human service providers indentify,
understand, and implement five protective factors that are a set of specific strategies that allow both the
parent and the service provider to create a family strengthening plan. At the completion of this
workshop participants will have an in-depth knowledge of the five proactive factors, be able to design
specialized care plans for families, recognize the common human needs, create family support
systems, and understand the ages and stages of development as they relate to the protective factors.
Limited seating. For more information or to register contact Raquel Aki toll free at 1-877-670-4921 or
email raki@tiffe.org

Building Resilience in Children and Teens:
A Workshop for Clinicians, Educators and Caregivers
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
8 a.m. – 12 noon
Tree Top Restaurant (3737 Manoa Road at Paradise Park)
Free, space limited, registration required
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2011
Nationally7 renowned pediatrician and leading authority on developing resilience in children ad
adolescents, Ken Ginsburg, MD, MS Ed, FAAP, uses humor, real-life scenarios and poignant cases to
teach how to help our children build resilience. His unique perspective emphasizes the developmental
strengths of youth and the workshop equips participants with skills needed to better teach kids to help
themselves. For more information contact Stephenie Duskin at stephenie.duskin@doh.hawaii.gov or
call Dana Apo at 808-733-9021.

Kia‘i ka ‘ike Annual Director’s Conference
Leadership – Island Style
Friday, March 4, 2011
Hawaii Prince Hotel
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
After February 15, 2011: Regular = $125 Castle Colleague/ Kia‘i Ka ‘Ike Member = $110
This year’s keynote is Glenn Furuya and Dr. Alfred Castle will be the special lunchtime guest. A
Castle Colleagues Reunion to follow at 5 p.m. Registration Fees includes the cost of
registration, Kia‘i ka ‘ike membership, breakfast, snacks, lunch, and door prizes. Limited
scholarships available until February 15, 2011. Scholarship requests can be downloaded at
http://www.kiaikaike.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Kiai_ka_ike_Conference_Scholarship_
Application.3002944.pdf For more information on the Conference visit the Kia‘i ka ‘ike website at
http://www.kiaikaike.org and look for the Next Event section in the middle of the Homepage. To
download the registration form visit
http://www.kiaikaike.org/yahoo_site_admin/assets/docs/Reg_form_20101.3002754.pdf

Child Custody in the Courts 101: Roadmap to Child Custody Disputes
Section A (P11191)                      Section B (P11192)
Friday, March 4, 2011                   Saturday, March 12, 2011
8 a.m. – 12 Noon                        8 a.m. – 12 noon
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UH Mānoa Henke Hall 109                        UH Mānoa Business Admin C102
Registration Deadline: Friday, Feb. 25         Registration Deadline: Monday, March 7
Cost: $50                                      Cost: $50
The UH Outreach College and the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work are providing a
professional development course for individuals working in, or have a interest in, social services. This
workshop will introduce child custody issues in the court system to those professionals working with
children and families involved in custody issues. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the
processes as they relate to the law, the judicial process and the impacts on children. The goal of the
workshop is to educate those professionals who are interested in working with children and families to
prevent trauma in children as they experience custody issues and encourage the best healthy
outcomes for their future. For more information on Friday’s workshop visit
http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit/courses/programdetail.aspx?eventsid=1197 and for
Saturday’s workshop visit
http://www.outreach.hawaii.edu/noncredit/courses/programdetail.aspx?eventsid=1196 or call Lance
Haga at 956-9249 or email noncred@hawaii.edu

Improving the Response to Child Abuse Victims with Disabilities
A National Training & Support Project
March 7- 8, 2011
8:30a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Ala Moana Hotel (Honolulu)
Fee: $30 in advance for one day or $50 for both days; $35/day at door, $60 for 2 days at door
During this two day workshop speakers Nora Baladerian, Ph.D., Lt. Michael Hertica (ret.), M.S.,
Candace Heisler, Esq., Gerald Stone, and Bob Geffner, Ph.D. will be providing an overview of
disabilities in children; commonly held beliefs and case challenges when handling cases of children
with disabilities who are victims of abuse; the benefits of a multidisciplinary response; pre-interview
considerations; investigation techniques, issues & barriers to investigations; an overview of interviewing
children with disabilities; conducting the forensic interview; complex situations; and legal issues. This
training will be in conjunction with the IVAT conference in March. This is an excellent training for social
workers, psychologist, nurses, attorneys, police, teachers: all who are involved with reporting and/or
working with vulnerable families. For more information, or to register online, visit www.ivatcenters.org

8th Annual Hawai’i Conference on Preventing, Assessing & Treating
Child, Adolescent and Adult Trauma
March 8 - 10, 2011
Ala Moana Hotel
The goals of this Conference are to present the latest research, prevention, assessment, and
intervention techniques concerning various aspects of child, adolescent and adult trauma and
maltreatment and the long term effects if they go untreated. Plenary and breakout sessions
discuss the types of child, adolescent and adult trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and
trauma at home or in the community, and the effects on children, adolescents and adults
psychologically, behaviorally and neurodevelopmentally. Nationally and internationally
recognized presenters and local practitioners come together to discuss the latest research,
assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for children, adolescents and
adults who have been traumatized, abused and/or victimized. Application of current research
information and practical techniques will be emphasized throughout the Conference. For more
information visit http://www.ivatcenters.org/8thHawaiiConference.html



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Hawaii Island Early Childhood Conference
Building on Strengths: A Paradigm Shift to Support Success for All Keiki
Friday & Saturday April 8 – 9, 2011
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa (69-275 Waikoloa Beach Drive)
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Postmark by Monday, February 28, 2011
Regular Registration Deadline: Postmark by Monday, March 28, 2011
A block of rooms at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is being held at a conference rate of
$125/night through the weekend for participants. Please refer to this link when making hotel
reservations: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/hiecc

                   Friday, April 8, 2011                                     Saturday, April 9, 2011
                     6:30 – 9:00 p.m.                                         7:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
                  Dr. Susan B. Neuman                                 Various Presenters & Workshops
       Early Bird: $30                                             Early Bird: $40
       Regular: $35                                                Regular: $45
       Credit Card Fee: $5                                         Credit Card Fee: $5

To download a registration form visit
http://www.fofhawaii.org/docs/EC%20Conference%20Registration%20Form%202011.pdf For more
information contact Angela Thomas at 808-887-1228 or at athomas@fofhawaii.org or email Gail Judd
at gjudd@hawaii.rr.com

PATCH Online Child Care Professional Education Center
PATCH has partnered with NACCRRA to provide online training to child care providers as a training
option. These online training courses meet the CDA 120 formal training hours for the initial CDA as well
as the CEU requirements for those seeking to renew their CDAs. The training packages are sold in
annual subscription increments, which provides participants with one year to complete the courses at
their own pace and convenience. Should you have any questions, please contact your local PATCH
office or visit http://patchhawaii.org/providers/training
   Oahu: 839-1988                   Maui County: 242-9232      Lanai & Molokai: 1-800-498-4145
   Kauai: 246-0622                  East Hawaii: 961-3169      West Hawaii: 322-3500


Upcoming Events, Meetings, Conferences, Trainings
For Families with Young Children (dated items first, then alpha order)
Family Programs Hawaii Upcoming family support group for resource, guardianship, adoptive and
kinship parents. Childcare provided for children ages 3-12. Dinner provided. Space limited.

  Support Group                     Date & Time                                Location                          Registration
                                                                                                                 Information
Central Oahu                Friday                              Aliamanu Community Center                    Register one week
Resource Families           February 25, 2011                   182 Kauhini Road                             prior to the event
Support Group               5:30 – 8:00 p.m.                                                                 by calling 521-
                                                                                                             9531, ext. 245
                            Dinner at 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                             When registering
                            Childcare and support                                                            leave name,
                            group starts at 6:00 p.m.                                                        contact number(s)
                                                                                                             and ages of keiki
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                                                                                                             needing child care,
                                                                                                             which is provided
                                                                                                             for children
                                                                                                             between 3 – 12
                                                                                                             years.
For additional information, visit www.familyprogramshawaii.org or call 521-9531

Science Symposium
Sacred Hearts Academy (3253 Waialae Avenue in Kaimuki/Honolulu)
Saturday, March 5, 2011
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Free, but registration is required
The 17th annual Science Symposium features 18 hands-on workshops with various professionals.
Keynote address by Dr. Connie Mariano, the White House doctor, author and retired Navy Rear
Admiral. Recommended for girls in grades 5 to 8 and their parents. For more information call 734-5058,
ext. 262 or visit http://www.sacredhearts.org/sciencesymposium/sciencesymposium11.pdf to register
visit https://www.sacredhearts.org/sciencesymposium

Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii (LDAH)
Upcoming Workshops
Kainalu Elementary School (165 Kaiholu Street in Kailua)
Free
To register for any of the workshops listed below, call LDAH at 536-5684
                                Workshop                                                                 Date & Time
Developing My Child’s IEP                                                                         Thursday
Eligibility has been determined for your child under IDEA 2004. Now you                           March 10, 2011
and your IEP Team will be developing an Individualized Education                                  6 – 8:30 p.m.
Program or IEP. Understand the steps to this process, from beginning to
end and how your child with a disability will benefit from his/her IEP.
Guardianship – Clinic                                                                             Thursday
What a Parent of a child with a disability needs to know about seeking                            April 14, 2010
guardianship for their child before 18 years of age.                                              6 – 8:30 p.m.
For additional information, including an up-to-date calendar, visit http://www.ldahawaii.org/events.html

Hawaii Families As Allies
Statewide Family & Youth Conference
Get Up, Stand Up, Be Involved
Neal S. Blaisdell Center – Hawaii Suite
Saturday, March 5, 2011
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Free but registration required
Parking fee not included in registration
Neighbor Island Registration Deadline: February 15, 2011
Oahu Registration Deadline: February 28, 2011
Parents, family members, caregivers of children, adolescents or youth with emotional, behavioral
and/or mental health challenges are invited to attend. Youth will have separate sessions. Registration
includes interactive and informational workshops, various agency displays, lunch, prize giveaways and
more. There are a limited amount of airfare scholarships available. Shuttle Service provided from
Honolulu Airport to the Blaisdell Center. For more information call 487-8785 or 1-866-361-8825 from
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the neighbor islands, or visit
http://www.hfaa.net/HFAA_2011_Statewide_Family___Youth_Conference_1_.pdf To register on-line
visit http://www.jotform.com/form/10151654396

Upcoming Activities for Families with
Young Children (dated items first, then alpha order)
Nā Kamalei – K.E.E.P.’s Ho‘āla Nā Pua Fundraier
Surfin’ Tacos in Hau‘ula Shopping Center
Saturday, February 19, 2011
11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Bring your ‘ohana for food, entertainment with Kapena, games, jumpers, and more! This fundraising
event is to benefit Ho‘āla Nā Pua early childhood education program that serves the Ko‘olauloa
community. For more information call Kanani Kilbey at 237-8500 or email nklpublishing@nakamalei.org

Woman of the Cloth
Honolulu Academy of Arts Family Sunday
900 South Beretania, Honolulu
Sunday, February 20, 2010
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with activities stopping at 3:00 p.m.
Learn about 19th-century local schoolteacher Margaret Brewer Fowler and her incredible textile
collection. For more information visit
http://www.honoluluacademy.org/cmshaa/academy/index.aspx?id=514 or call 532-8700.

Read Across America
Dr. Seuss Storytime!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Target Kapolei and Salt Lake
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Free
On February 26, keiki can visit Target to enjoy giveaways, coupons and hear Dr. Seuss favorites. Learn
more by visiting http://reading.target.com/read-across-america

HDS Tooth Fairy Fun Day
Hawaii Children’s Discovery Center (111 Ohe Street in Kakaako/Honolulu)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Discounted Center Admission: FREE to the first 500 HDS Members; All others $6.50
Have fun while learning how to care for you teeth and gums. Meet the HDS Tooth Fairy, participate in
dental games and crafts, and have a free keiki dental screening. For more information visit
http://www.discoverycenterhawaii.org/forms/Tooth%20Fairy%20Fun%20Day%20flyer%202011.pdf or
call HDS at 521-1431

Island Heritage 11th Annual Backyard Jam
Live Aloha, Live Drug-Free
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Kapi‘olani Park Bandstand
Noon – 5 p.m.
Free


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Concert and fair for families to spend time together and enjoy a day of music, keiki activities, ono food,
and learn about making healthy choices. For more information visit
http://www.drugfreehawaii.org/Awareness

The LEGO Store Monthly Mini Model Build!
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Ala Moana Shopping Center Store
Activity: Skier
5:00 p.m. until supplies last
One Free Per Child
One the first Tuesday of each month you can learn how to build a cool LEGO mini model, and take it
home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. A new model will be
available every month and will be specially themed to that month – ask a Store Associate for details!
Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One free per child. Event is open to children aged 6
to 14 only. Come early as this increases your chances of getting supplies. Call the store at (808) 942-
5346 for more information.

Cinderella
Hawaii Theatre
Thursday, March 3, 2011; $5
Friday & Saturday, March 4 – 5, 2011; $10
All shows start at 7 p.m.
Iolani School Performing Arts Department presents the timeless enchantment of Rodgers &
Hammerstein’s Cinderella. For more information call the Theatre at 528-0506 or visit
http://www.hawaiitheatre.com/event_calendar.html

Home Depot’s First Saturday Kids Workshop
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Activity: Heart Shelf
9 a.m. – 12 Noon
Local Home Depot Stores Statewide
This an award-winning program that has been offered at The Home Depot stores since 1997. The
workshops are free, how-to clinics designed for children ages 5-12, available on the first Saturday of
each month between 9 a.m. and 12 noon at all The Home Depot stores. Children, accompanied by an
adult, use their skills to create objects that can be used in and around their homes or communities. The
workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety, while at the same time helping to instill in
them a sense of accomplishment and to build self-esteem. Additionally, the program allows for
invaluable one-on-one time between adults and children. For more information contact your local Home
Depot, or type Home Depot Kids Workshop in the search bar of your favorite search engine.

Resources for Families
Early Head Start/Head Start programs are now accepting intake applications for the 2011-2012 school
year. Part-day and full-day comprehensive child development and parent support services are available
for income-eligible families, children with special needs, children in foster care, and children who are
without homes. Services are provided state-wide by six (6) grantee agencies. Early Head Start provides
services to pregnant women, infants and toddlers. Head Start provides services to children, 3-5 years
of age. For more information, please contact the following agencies:

Parents & Children Together                                               Family Support Hawaii
PACT Hawaii Island Head Start Program (Hawaii                             FSH Early Head Start (Hawaii County)
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County)                                                                   Phone: 334-4186
Phone: 961-0570
Maui Economic Opportunity, Inc.                                           Maui Family Support Services
MEO Head Start (Maui County)                                              MFSS Early Head Start (Maui County)
Phone: 249-2988                                                           Phone: 242-0900
Parents & Children Together                                               Honolulu Community Action Program
PACT Early Head Start/Head Start (C&C of Honolulu)                        HCAP Head Start (C&C of Honolulu)
Phone 842-5996                                                            Phone: 847-1000
Child and Family Service
CFS Kauai Head Start (Kauai County)
Phone: 245-5914

Preschool Open Doors
Application Open Enrollment Period For SY 2011 - 2012
March 1 – April 30, 2011
Preschool Open Doors, helps families pay for preschool and is supported by the Department of Human
Services. The application process is approximately 30 days. Funding is limited. To request an
application or for more information you may contact your local PATCH office
  Oahu: 839-1988                  Maui County: 242-9232        Lanai & Molokai: 1-800-498-4145
  Kauai: 246-0622                 East Hawaii: 961-3169        West Hawaii: 322-3500
Or call the POD office on Oahu at 791-2130 or Neighbor Islands (toll free) 1-800-746-5620 or email
POD@PatchHawaii.org

Bill’s Bookmobile
First Saturday of the Month
March 5, 2011
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
690 Pohukaina Street (Kakaako/Honolulu)
Bill’s Bookmobile, a year-round bookstore that has a large selection of books, music, and movies at
reasonable prices. All proceeds support Hawaii’s 51 public libraries. For more information visit
http://friendsofthelibraryofhawaii.org/index.php/bookmobile

Kahuku Library Bookmobile
Internet access and a printer is available. Requests for materials may be placed and items picked up
from the Bookmobile. Shelves are stocked with books, CDs, audio books and large type books. For
more information call Fran at 293-8935.
Route #1: Monday, March 7, 2011
Rainbow School 9 – 10 a.m.
Bright Beginnings Learning Center 10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
BYU - HC family housing – 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Route #2: Monday, March 14, 2011
Kahuku Elderly Housing from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Sunset Beach Christian from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Kuilima Estates 2:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Turtle Bay Resort Entrance 2:35 – 4:00 p.m.
Route #3: Monday, February 28, 2011 & Monday, March 21, 2011
Pond’s at Punaluu from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
QLCC 10:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Key Project Kahaluu from 2 - 3:30 p.m.
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Kaiser Permanente’s Keiki Passenger Safety (KPS) Program car and booster seat inspections.
Participants do not need to be Kaiser Permanente (KP) members. Appointments available between
3:30 – 6:00 p.m. on the days and at the locations listed below. Call the KP Health Education
Department at 432-2260 to make an appointment. Questions may be directed to 432-8938 or
geila.r.fukumitsu@kp.org.

Kaiser Mapunapuna Clinic                                            Kaiser Waipio Clinic
The Old “Ceridian” Building                                         94-1480 Moaniani St.
2828 Pa‘a St.                                                       Waipahu, HI 96797
Honolulu, HI 96819                                                  February 25, 2011
March 11, 2011


Kamehameha Schools One-Stop-Shop Services provides assistance in completing KS forms and
application for various KS programs. Assistance will be provided at the following places at the following
times on the island of O‘ahu. Please note that dates and times are subject to change, without notice:
  KS Community Learning Center at Nānākuli           Wai‘anae Health Academy
  89-101 Farrington Highway                          86-088 Farrington Highway (Nānākuli)
  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.                                    8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  March 3, 17, 2011                                  February 24, 2011
                                                     March 10, 24, 2011

 Queen Lili‘uokalani Children’s Center                              St. George Church
 Windward Unit                                                      41-1323 Kalanianaole Highway (Waimanalo)
 53-516 516 Kamehmameha Highway (Hau‘ula)                           8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                              March 2, 16, 2011
 February 23, 2011
 March 9, 23, 2011

 Windward Mall Shopping Center
 46-056 Kamehameha Highway (Kaneohe)
 2nd Floor near Sears
 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 2011
 February 22, 25, 28, 2011
 March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29, 30, 31, 2011

For more information call the Oahu Regional Resource Center at 808-534-3994 or 808-534-3994 or
email orrc@ksbe.edu

Keiki Injury Prevention Coalition (KIPC) On January 1, 2007 a law went into effect requiring children
between the ages of four through seven to ride in a booster seat whenever traveling in a motor vehicle.
The only exemptions are if the child is over 4'9" or if the vehicle has lap-only seat belts in the rear seat.
The driver is held responsible for compliance with the law. Violators of Hawaii’s Child Passenger
Restraint Law are required to attend a 4-hour class and may be assessed a fine between $100-$500,
depending upon the number of offenses. A Hawaii State tax credit of $25 per year applies to the
purchase of a booster or child safety seat. For more information and basic guidelines on the proper use
of booster seats visit http://www.kipchawaii.org/SafetyFacts/TrafficSafety/keikisafety.aspx KIPC also
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conducts Child Safety Seat Checkups. Certified and trained technicians will check to make sure that
your car or booster seat is installed properly and that you know how to buckle your keiki into his/her
safety seat correctly. Below is a list of upcoming dates and locations.

 Date & Time               Location                  Contact                                                Sponsor
 Oahu                      Waianae Mall              Ruby Rellin                                            WCCHC/KIPC
 Saturday                  Shopping Center           697-3548
 February 19, 2011
 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 Oahu                      Waianae Mall              Ruby Rellin                                            WCCHC/KIPC
 Saturday                  Shopping Center           697-3548
 September 3, 2011
 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For the most current information or for other dates and locations, please visit
http://www.kipchawaii.org/SafetyFacts/TrafficSafety/keikisafety.aspx

YWCA Clothing Sale for Dress for Success® Honolulu
Mid–Month Tuesday through Thursday: March 15 – 17, 2011
Laniakea YWCA (1040 Richards Street) in Downtown Honolulu
Open to the Public Everyday of the Sale
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Save money and discover new and pre-owned women’s business, casual and evening attire in all
sizes. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will be used to support Dress for Success® Honolulu which
provides free interview outfits to help women re-enter the workforce with confidence and style. For
more information on the Dress for Success® Honolulu program, including volunteer opportunities, call
695-2603 or visit http://www.ywca.org/site/pp.asp?c=9fLGJSOyHpE&b=2818573




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