Portion of grant will keep two in school

Faculty and staff of the Koloa Early School recently received a $10,000 grant, on behalf of the Atherton Family Foundation’s Preschool Tuition Assistance program, from the Hawaii Community Foundation.

The purpose of the grant is to offer mid-year assistance to families in need. KES can now offer support, for the remainder of the school year, to several families that they were unable to assist at the beginning of the year.

Two of these families were both hit with unexpected circumstances and were considering pulling their children out of school due to lack of funds. KES can now keep these children in school during these instrumental developmental years.

KES is a non-profit preschool for children between the ages of three and five. Founded by Kaua‘i residents in 1985, the school has consistently maintained its capacity enrollment. The school serves families predominantly on the South Shore of Kaua‘i, from the Kalaheo, Lawai, Poipu and Koloa communities.

For more information on the school, or enrollment for the next school year, call 742-1769.

• Lanaly Cabalo, lifestyle writer, may be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 237) or lcabalo@kauaipubco.com.


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