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Hawai‘i Preschools See Declines in Enrollment and Available Seats
March 1, 2021

Projects mentioned in this story: Early Childhood Action Strategy

From Civil Beat:

Buried amid the national conversation around safely reopening K-12 classrooms during the pandemic are the impacts of loss of in-person instruction for the littlest learners: 3- and 4-year-olds attending preschool programs, experts say.

Increased restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the coronavirus and parental fears have led to diminished capacity for both public and private preschool programs in Hawaii. In some cases, small private child care providers have had to close because they could no longer afford to meet their bottom line, according to new data.

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