Mission Statement

The Kailua Methodist Preschool (KMP) is a non-profit preschool sponsored by Kailua United Methodist Church (KUMC).

KMP is licensed for forty children a day by the State of Hawaii, Department of Human Services. KMP provides care for children between the ages of two years old and five years old, meeting the State of Hawaii requirements for staff qualifications and teacher-to-child ratios. The preschool is governed by a Board of Directors elected by KUMC members. The Board is composed of nine members, three of whom may be KMP parents with a child currently enrolled. KMP is covered by an umbrella policy purchased through the Hawaii United Methodist Union.

Who We Are

As a service to the community Kailua Methodist Preschool nurtures children's development of "strong bodies, healthy minds, God's heart" within a Christian small-class setting. Our focus is on development of the whole child spiritually, socially, intellectually, physically and emotionally through hands on and cooperative learning experiences. KMP is dedicated to instilling in each child a love of God and a love of learning throughout his/her life.


KMP provides a loving Christian environment to aid each child in developing appropriate character and life skills to become healthy, responsible and contributory adults. With this in mind, in cooperation with parents, we offer:

  • Small, well-supervised classes with a focus on engaging and growing in relationship with God;
  • Opportunities for children to listen carefully and to obey the first time instructions are given, learning to be responsible and accountable for the consequences of their own actions;
  • Materials and instruction that contribute to a child's adacemic readiness;
  • An opportunity, outside the home, for a child to interact with children of the same age, while developing Biblically-based, congenial behavioral skills.
  • Enrichment to the child's world through play, the creative arts, music, stories, books, nature and science.
  • Appropriate activities and equipment for development of large and small muscle skills.


(Children are admitted on a space-available basis regardless of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin.)

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