Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the devastating wildfires on Maui and our condolences to those who have lost loved ones. Many families are dealing with immeasurable loss – their homes, their belongings, and ultimately, their sense of security. It has been reported that more than 2,000 structures have been destroyed. Among those are several schools and early learning institutions, including Pūnana Leo o Lahaina, a Hawaiian language preschool that serves young keiki in the Lahaina area, as well as the Maui Economic Opportunity Early Head Start site. Additionally, Imua Family Services, which provides early intervention and early childhood services to families in need, has also lost their Lahaina office.

In the wake of this tragedy, it’s important that we recognize the emotional toll that this will have on young children. The long-lasting impact of experiencing such loss and displacement cannot be overlooked. Maui’s families and keiki need our support!

CLICK HERE for a list of child care options for families affected by the wildfires on Maui. Mahalo to PATCH – People Attentive to Children for creating this list for our families.

Please consider donating to organizations that provide direct services to our youngest keiki on Maui. Click the button below for a list of Maui partners currently accepting donations, including Maui Family Support Services and Maui Early Childhood Resource Center, Imua Family Support Services, `Aha Pūnana Leo, Parents and Children Together Maui, and more.