Parent Participation Preschool


Parent Participation Preschool is provided by our Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, U.S. Army Schofield Barracks/Wheeler Army Airfield and Marine Corps Base Hawaii branches. It is a program designed for parents to help their child(ren) transition from home to school while working side-by-side with them. Our dedicated teachers and teachers’ aides provide a stimulating, safe and nurturing environment which helps to give children a positive beginning to their education. Children must turn three by the end of December to be considered for the current school year.  There are currently three different phases to our Parent Participation Preschool;



Most traditional preschool program. 100% parent participation.  Teacher leads circle

goes over name recognition







story time.

During centers, teacher has different centers set up each week based on the theme.  Parent is there to work with their children to make sure child is engaged and completing each task with assistance if needed.  One staff to ten children/parent.  Healthy snack – no peanuts.  Two hour session twice a week   $80.00 a month.

Children whom fall in the Pueo phase do not need to be assessed. Please call your ASYMCA to see availability of class.



Two staff to ten children twice a week three hour a session for $130.00 a month.  Children need to be able to;

Recognize & identify all colors, shapes

Recognize & identify all letters

Rote count to 10

Understand meaningful counting

Able to hold and control a pencil

Write a few legible letters

Can follow directions

Can focus on a task for at least 5 minutes

Honu class focuses on phonics, basic math skills, and writing



Two staff to ten children twice a week three hour session for $130.00 a month

Children need to be able to:

All the above as well as:


Able to write spoken letters

Nai’a children focuses on recognizing site words, blended sounds, basic sentence structure, math, and writing spoken words.

**** Children will need to be assessed prior to entering Honu or Nai’a*****

Please call the branch closest to you to schedule an assessment or fill out request below.

****Children must be three years old to enroll in our program.****

PPP Assessment

Be Involved with Honolulu, HI ASYMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

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