PATCH

Rating: 4.76 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 560 North Nimitz Hwy Suite 218 Honolulu HI 96817 USA

Mission: To support and improve the quality and availability of care for the young people of Hawaii.
Results: Government funding and contracts support some of PATCH's key programs and services. Government funding isn't enough to support all of our programs -- private funding and donations are making up the difference. So far, this year, fundraising efforts have been focused on a technology upgrade for our offices, as our previous system is defunct, and we are raising funds to support the rising needs of the lowest-income families, with programs to assist families to send their children to preschool, funding for extra training classes and recruitment services for child care professionals, funding for grants to child care business to purchase supplies and equipment, and more.
Target demographics: Families, children, child care professionals, and the community at large in Hawaii.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000+
Geographic areas served: Hawaii, statewide.
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 99-0167464
808-839-1988
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

PATCH is a small nonprofit that continually accomplishes big things in Hawaii! Their biggest asset is their people, who genuinely care about supporting child care providers to be the best they can be, and ensuring our keiki receive quality care and attention. Thank you PATCH for all that you do!

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

PATCH has been an asset to our preschool program in offering free or low cost workshops/classes to our families. The resources given to us through PATCH allow us to educate our families and ultimately benefit the little ones we serve.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

PATCH training classes- not only hosting them at our program but also teaching the classes to the families and other staff members.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

expand their resources so that more families can be served through their workshops and classes.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

What is unique about this organization?

They work hand in hand with other non-profits to make changes for early childhood education in the state of Hawaii.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

People Attentive to Children Hawaii is a wonderful organization. They provide so many services. Families can go to them to request information about child care options in their area, they provide much needed training for Early Childhood Professionals. They have taken on daunting task of maintaining and revising the Hawaii Registry of ECE Professionals as well as administer the disbursements for Preschool Open Doors. The County Co-ordinators of PATCH are dedicated people who truly believe in the importance of early childhood education.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

by hosting several of the trainings that PATCH provides, as well as have a significant number of staff attend the trainings. PATCH is a wonderful resource for finding out information about what is going on in the realm of ECE in the state of Hawaii

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I woul try to make the website a little more user friendly for families who are researching childcare options in their community.

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Rating: 5 stars  

PATCH has provided me with the support I needed to grow a successful childcare business and work in the field I love -- helping families with young children. Through PATCH I have been able to receive educational grants, equipment grants, training classes and referrals to my family childcare which has allowed me to provide childcare for numerous families over the last 5 years. PATCH is definitely a great nonprofit that supports the families and young children in Hawaii to help ensure that the first five years of a child's life are met with educated and qualified professionals that provide a great foundation for future learning and success.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal and professional life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Create a database of families looking for childcare that providers can access.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a licensed professional child care provider and would like to share one story of how patch helps families with child care issues. I was contact by a patch and a mother that has a child with unique learning. Because I am experienced in this field due to two of my adopted sons with this same unique learning PATCH was able to help this mother. Leading her in the right direction to finding appropiate childcare for this child. PATCH helps.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My experience is noted above.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am also a board member for the last two years, but my relationship with PATCH goes back much further.
PATCH on Maui continues to be responsive to community needs and requests for information. The support of the PATCH staff has been invaluable as we work together as part of a community to increase the quality and amount of early learning opportunities for children. In my role at University of Hawai'i Maui College, I have been able to partner with PATCH on many things - from providing space for PATCH classes to accessing important, up to date data from PATCH.
PATCH has grown and evolved as a resource and referral, adapting to the times and continuing to stay healthy despite the economic downturn.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Please see above.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to support its growth and efforts to provide resource, referral and support for high quality in early childhood settings.

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