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Wai‘anae Preschool Promises Safety, Cleanliness In Class
 Thanks to mindful and 2021-22 school year, which
 diligent work from the team at ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, stu- dents and staff were able to return to campus for in-per- son classes.
is slated to run Aug. 2-June 17.
“The protocols that we have implemented here at Pūnana Leo o Wai‘anae in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have provided much-needed relief for our ‘ohana, our staff and kei- ki currently enrolled at our site,” states Ku‘ulei Alves, Pūnana Leo o Wai‘anae site coordinator. “In this pres- ent time, especially for the island of O‘ahu, it is abso- lutely imperative to ensure a safe and clean environment for both our keiki and staff.”
Open enrollment is now available for children who are 2 years and 8 months old to age 8. The early enroll- ment deadline is March 1.
With safety top of mind, Pūnana Leo o Wai‘anae is able to accommodate up to 40 keiki in the upcoming
The family-based educa- tional organization has 13 sites throughout the state, including one in Waiʻanae, and is dedicated to the re- vitalization of the Hawaiian language.
“Our ‘ohana is so grateful for our keiki’s APL edu- cational experience, espe- cially during times of such uncertainty,” states Pūnana Leo o Wai‘anae makua Mana‘o‘i‘olani Galario Lālāwai.
To learn more or for ap- plication information, visit
By maintaining safe protocols, ‘Aha Pūnana Leo’s Wai‘anae campus is able to welcome up to 40 keiki for in-person classes next school year. Enrollment is now open.
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