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Approximately 25% of Waikiki's residents are over the age of 62, many of whom live alone or without family nearby.  WCC provides a wide variety of educational and social activities to help maintain their physical, cognitive and emotional health and independent lifestyles to avoid premature aging, isolation and institutionalization.  On any day of the week, you’ll find older adults (and young adults, too) participating in dance classes (hula, line, tap), wellness classes, yoga, English As A Second Language, foreign language classes, music, bridge, arts and crafts and outings to places old and new.  We welcome you to Waikiki Community Center, stop by and visit us!

For seniors and their caregivers, finding the right services to assist with challenges, identifying the right support systems, and contacting and explaining one’s situation can be very overwhelming!  Sometimes seeking help is like speaking a foreign language. Let us help!  Waikiki Community Center is so fortunate to have Trish Lowry and Suzie Garrett as our Senior Resource Coordinators.  Trish and Suzie are on-site and available for appointments Monday thru Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Call (808) 923-1802 to schedule an appointment for this valuable, free service. 

The Waikiki Community Center is a private, nonprofit agency that provides an early childhood educ
ation program during the weekday.  The Waikiki Community Center Preschool provides families with quality education and care in a safe and nurturing environment by promoting individual growth and development. meeting the needs of today’s working parents, especially those who live or work in Waikiki’s 24/7 travel industry.  We promote individual growth and development and provide a variety of developmentally appropriate skills that nurture social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth.       

I AM! I CAN! Is our educational philosophy.  Our goal is to prepare young children for lifelong 

learning by developing fundamental skills to think creatively, to use all their senses, to build self confidence, and grow physically, emotionally, cognitively and socially. These fundamental skills provide young children with the foundation to become successful learners in kindergarten.


100% of our children regularly achieve a majority of early childhood developmental milestones that fostered their growth, development and school readiness.   


WCC’s Preschool is licensed by the State of Hawaii and enrolls up to 84 children at one time.  A TUITION ASSISTANCE program is available to qualifying families with limited income at the beginning of each school year.  Please contact our Preschool Director at 923-1802 for an application and more information.

This program operates year-round, closing only two (2) weeks a year for facilities maintenance and major holidays.  We're closed for 12 holidays as well as 3 teacher professional development days.

To enroll in our Preschool, contact Pamela SeeligEarly Education Director at (808) 922-2098.

Child-Staff Ratio

Waikiki Community Center's Preschool follows the child-staff ratio as required by State of Hawaii group child care center licensing standards: 

  • 18 months – 23 months                            One teacher:  6 children
  • 2 Year Olds (24 mo – 35 mo)                  One teacher:  8 children
  • 3, 4 & 5 year Olds (36 mo – 72mo)        One teacher:  12 children

Weekday Program

The Weekday Program offers education for children:  14 months - preschoolers.

Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Extended day:  Monday thru Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Morning extended day
Monday thru Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Afternoon extended day

Registration Fee: $35.00 payable with your child's application.  Registration fee can be paid through credit card, local (Honolulu) check, cash, money order, or traveler's check.  This is a non-refundable fee.  Upon your agreement to enroll your child in our program, a deposit of half of the first month’s tuition must be submitted.  This deposit will be credited towards your child's first month of tuition.

Non-Hawaii resident fee - 1 month enrollment required. Per DHS Licensing Regulations, our extended day program is limited to 8 students.   

Scholarship and Tuition Assistance are available, please check with the Early Education Director for an application and questions.

Monthly Tuition 2013 - 2014 SY (August 2013 to July 2014)

Early Education Center



   Applicable Tuition Fee



 Toddlers (14 - 23 months)

$1045.00 $1225.00
 Toddlers (14 - 23 months) Half Day - 7am - 12:30pm

$560.00 $625.00

  2 year olds (24 - 35 months) potty trained



  2 year olds (24 - 35 months) not potty trained



  3-4 year olds (36 months to 47 months old)



  4/5/6 year olds (48 months to 72 months old)



  Extended Day (14 months - 4/5/6 year olds)



Other Fees: 
  • Late pick up:  $3.00 per minute after 5:30 p.m. and, 6:00 p.m. for extended day
  • School T-shirt: $10.00
  • Copies of Documents: $10.00
  • Returned Check Fee:  $30 per instance
  • Late payment fee:  $30 (Tuition is due by the 10th of each month)
  • Annual School Supply Fee $125

Enrollment Requirements

The following requirements are needed before your child can start school.

  • Application Form with applicable registration fees.
  • Medical and Emergency Form, Parent Handbook Acknowledgement Form, Photo and/or Story Release form and Regular Outing Permission Form.
  • Form 14 (Student's Health Record), Physical, and TB clearance - must be completed in Hawaii.
  • Form 908 (Supplement Health Form for Form 14)
  • TB testing must be done in Hawaii.  (Please allow at least one month (30 days) to actual enrollment to schedule and conduct a physical and TB test in Hawaii).
  • USDA Income Eligibility Statement and Meal Benefit form. 
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Out of State Visitors 
Advance reservations are required (one month in advance) and must meet all enrollment requirements listed above.  Form 14 and Form 908 may be obtained from any Health Care provider, doctor's office or medical clinic.  The physical and TB (tuberculosis) clearance must be completed in the State of Hawaii.

Each weekday, a Senior Resource Coordinator is at Waikiki Community Center to help you find and secure appropriate services for senior citizens.  The Senior Resource Coordinator is available Monday thru Friday, between 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., by appointment only.  Call (808) 923-1802 to schedule an appointment.

Emergency Food Pantry Amidst the luxury and wealth of Waikiki, you’ll find many older residents, young families, and homeless individuals struggling to make ends meet on a daily basis.  Many are in need of food to sustain themselves.  WCC provides nonperishable food to over 800 individuals and families each year through its Emergency Food Pantry.  The pantry is stocked through the generosity of neighborhood community groups, schools and businesses.  Referrals are made to community resources if additional services are need.  The Food Pantry is open Tuesday 1pm - 2:45 pm.  Photo ID and proof of need is required. 

Waikiki Community Thrift Shop Low cost clothing, household and personal goods are available through our Community Thrift Shop.  Local businesses, hotels, and residents donate their "gently used" items for recycling through our shop.  The Community Thrift Shop Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  Closed Thursdays, weekends and major holidays, credit cards accepted.


Volunteerism is at the heart of Waikiki Community Center's operations.  Volunteers lead and organize 95% of WCC’s wellness, education, recreation and social activities offered. People of diverse backgrounds and all ages, from teens to seniors, volunteer at WCC.  High school and college students, Rotary Clubs and other civic groups, Waikiki residents, and many others contribute their valuable time and talents to WCC’s programs, events and community activities.

WCC's participants also give back to the community as volunteers.  They entertain at nursing home and community events.  They work in WCC's preschool, read aloud to children and participate in special community events.  They engage in neighborhood activities, such as neighborhood boards and crime watch units, to ensure the Waikiki's residents have a voice in government and that it is a liveable community.  They create loving baby items and donate to mothers-to-be.  They've stitched blankets for our war veterans.   Seventy-five (75) WCC participants contribute over 1,000 hours each year in the community.  To learn more about volunteer opportunities and ways to give back contact Jill at (808) 923-1802, ext 108.

WCC is currently seeking:   - ESL Instructor
- Arts & Crafts Instructor
- Beginning Ukulele Instructor

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