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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Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

Patch serves the community well. Not only they provide information for child care providers, but provide work for people who love the child care field. I am very blessed to participate in their courses. They were very educational.
I recommend Patch to my friends and families.
My experience with them were in their courses. I learned so much. It allowed me to do my own child care services for while. My kids are big now, I stop doing the child care services, but I will always recommend their services. Thanks Patch.

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How to relate with children, and how to do child care services.

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Not change a thing.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Very helpful website, which helped me to choose from different child care providers in a specific area.

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Choosing my son's child care provider.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Thank you to the staff of the Kauai PATCH Office and Dept of Human Services, I am well on my way to opening up my own daycare at home. Not having a natural sense of business, I called the PATCH office to get more info. They walked me through the process step-by-step and were encouraging and up-front on how to fulfill the requirements without having to do my own guess work. They didn't mind answering several questions for the second time or explaining things in different ways so that it was easier for me to understand. Also, my daughter attends Tutu&Me which is a travelling preschool where caregivers need to attend with the child. Stephanie from PATCH visited on several occassions to educate the public about services PATCH offers to find qualified and screened caregivers in their area. PATCH realizes that there are families in need and are always looking for new avenues to reach them to provide help.

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working with them to fulfill all the qualifications required to open up a childrens daycare at my home.

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It was difficult to find their phone number in the phone book. Please make the phone number more accessible.

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