Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui Addresses Graduates of the Ka Pa’alana Traveling Preschool

preschoolerspreschoolHonolulu — Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui addressed graduates of the Ka Pa’alana Traveling Preschool.  The graduates were from the adult education and preschool program.

In his inspirational remarks, the Lieutenant Governor encouraged the graduates to take advantage of every opportunity and challenges before them.  He closed with a quote from Doctor Seuss, “The more that you read, the more things you
will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

The Ka Pa’alana Traveling Preschool and Homeless Family Education Program serves houseless families on Oahu’s Leeward coast.  It is a Family Child Interactive Learning (FCIL) preschool, which parents are active in their child’s learning. Ka Pa’alana is the first preschool in the nation serving the homeless population to be accredited by the National Association for Education of Young Children, the nation’s leading organization of early childhood professionals.

Ka Pa’alana is a core program of Partners in Development Foundation (PIDF). PIDF creates and implements programs to address the needs of at-risk groups within the Hawaiian community, such as preschool children, their caregivers, and economically depressed neighborhoods while drawing upon the ancient Hawaiian cultural traditions. Ka Pa’alana serves 700 young children from ages 0-5 and roughly 900 parents/caregivers annually.