University of Hawaii Maui College and Head Start of the Maui Economic Opportunity (MEO) are partners in the UHMC-MEO Head Start, a preschool for 3-5 year olds on the west end of campus. First priority for this free program for eligible families is to children of Maui College students. Hours are 7:50 a.m. – 3:20 p.m., Monday through Friday. Children must attend daily. A hot breakfast and lunch, plus an afternoon snack, are provided.

Interested families may apply at the MEO Head Start office in February for the next school year by specifying the Maui College center, as there are several centers in the central area. Families must take the child’s state birth certificate and W2’s or other proof of the previous year’s income to apply.

Call the preschool at 242-1057 or the MEO Head Start office at 249-2988 for more information.