Operation Hero: Free afterschool program uniquely designed for military children in grades 2 through 6 that meets twice a week. Children will build resilience, develop confidence, improve academics and learn to overcome the challenges of military life. This 10 week program begins on February 25 at the following schools: Daniel K Elementary, Hickam Elementary, Mokapu Elementary, Mokulele Elementary and Solomon Elementary. Referral forms are due February 10. Registration packets are due February 18. Referral forms and registration packets can be found by clicking on the "learn more" button below. Parents, teachers and counselors can refer students. If you are a school interested in having Operation Hero at your campus contact Lika Baugh, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
PARENT'S NIGHT OUT: The Armed Services YMCA Hawai`i branch on Marine Corps Base Hawaii is hosting a Parent's Night Out on February 14 from 5:30 pm to 9 pm. Drop off the kids and enjoy a romantic evening with your spouse. Cost is $30 for the first child and $15 for additional siblings. Learn more by contacting our branch: (808) 254-4719.
KIDS IN THE KITCHEN: Kids in the Kitchen presents an entertaining and creative approach to the introduction of healthy eating habits, assisting with preparing nutritious snacks and meals, and kitchen safety for children 3 years to 6 years. Each class utilizes literature, music and movement where students can sing and read about various food themes. This method of instruction promotes good health and literacy by contributing an academic element. By instilling these lessons and habits to our children, we can ensure they will continue to practice a safe and healthy lifestyle as they continue to mature. Kids in the Kitchen occurs on JBPHH on Feb 21 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Wheeler AAF from 12 pm to 1 pm.
OHANA FOOD DROP: In partnership with the Hawaii Food Bank, FREE seasonal fruits and vegetables, bakery items and canned goods, available to all military and DOD families in need. Ohana Food Drop aboard Wheeler Army Airfield, 1262 Santos Dumont Rd, takes place on the 4th Monday of every month from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Ohana Food Drop aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, 1260 Pierse St Suite 145, takes place on the last Wednesday of every month from 1 pm to 3 pm.
Enrollment for Parent Participation Preschool is ongoing. Help your child build a strong foundation through our three phased academic and theme based part-time preschool. Our preschool program is available on JBPHH, MCBH and Wheeler Army Airfield.
EARLY LEARNING READINESS is an evidence based program that prepares children, 0 to 3 years old, for preschool while providing parents with helpful tools to facilitate their child's development and encourage learning at home. Early Learning Readiness meets twice a week for two hours each day and is offered through our locations aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Wheeler Army Airfield. Contact your local branch for more information on how to sign up: JBPHH (808) 473-3398 or Wheeler (808) 624-5645.
PLAYMORNING provides an opportunity for families with small children to play and socialize through crafts, free play, storytelling and singing. It promotes social skills, creativity, literacy and fine & large motor skills for children 0-3 years old while providing an opportunity for parents to connect with each other and create community. This program is available through our locations aboard Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam and Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
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