EOEL PUBLIC PRESCHOOL APPLICATION 2023-2024
EOEL Public Prekindergarten Program Application Packet
Please complete and submit your application along with all required documents to the school where you are applying. You will be notified by mail of your application status.
To qualify, families must meet certain eligibility requirements.
1.) Children must be age four on or before July 31 of the current school year.
-For school year 2023-2024, children born on or between August 1, 2018 - July 31, 2019 are eligible.
2.) See application packet for priority categories that your child may be eligible for.
More informaton about the EOEL Preschool program can be found here.
STUDENT REGISTRATION 2023-2024
For instructions on enrolling your child online, please see the HIDOE Online Registration Parent Instruction document below. Once submitted, please call the main office to complete the registration process. Additional health forms, such as TB clearance and student health records, will be required. For more information, please click here.
Accepting new students! Please register now for School Year 2023-2024.
Online registation is also available! Please click here for more information regarding online student registration.
Required documents for student registration:
1.) Birth Certificate
2.) Health Records: Updated Immunizations, TB Clearance and Updated Physical
3.) Residence Verification: Utility Bill or Rental/Mortgage Agreement
4.) Parent/Guardian photo ID
5.) Any legal documents (if applicable)
6.) Completed Registration Form: click here to download the fillable PDF. Please print the completed form. Blank forms will also be available at the office.
7.) *Supplemental Kindergarten Enrollment Form: click here to download the fillable PDF form. Please print the completed form. Blank forms will also be available in the office. *Only required for Kindergarten registratants.
*If your child will be transferring in from another school, please note that transfer records are also required at the time of registration.
Please bring the necessary documents to Nānāikapono Elementary School during these Registration hours: 8:30am to 11:30am, Monday thru Friday.
If you have any questions, please call the Nānāikapono Elementary School office at 808-305-7800.
Frequently Asked Questions
For assistance in using online registration, parents and guardians may contact the Hawaii State Department of Education Online Registration Help Line at (808) 564-6070.
When do I enroll my child?
Children who are 5 years old by July 31 enroll in kindergarten for that school year. For example, children who are 5 years old by July 31, 2023 enroll in kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year. Children who turn 5 on August 1 or later enroll the following school year. For more information, please read our
Kindergarten was made mandatory on May 1, 2014. Act 76 amended the Hawaii Revised Statutes, Section 302A-411 and 302A-1132, which also list exemptions from mandatory attendance.
How can I help my child get ready for school?
Parents and caregivers have the most influence in these key factors that enhance a child’s readiness for school. If you need assistance with these, please see
- Ongoing health care, which includes prevention and treatment
- A safe, nurturing environment
- Appropriate rest, nourishment and clothing
- Opportunities for physical activity
- Consistent love, affection and care
- Positive self-concept
- Appropriate social behavior
- Reading, writing and viewing as natural daily activity
- Language development
- Development of thinking