Would you like to know more about child care licensing in your state or resources for children with special needs? Do you need to contact someone about child support, health care for your family, or help paying for food or heat? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Click a tab below to find those resources and more in Hawaii.

Find out more about child care in your area. Click on the links below, or contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for one-on-one help.

Child Care Licensing

Your local child care regulatory office

Phone: Contact your local office

Website Find Your Local Office

Provider Complaint Line: Call your local licensing office

Inspection Reports

Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations

*Inspections not available online. Contact your licensing agency for more information*

Phone: Contact your local office

Website Find Your Local Office

Child Care Fact Sheet

Basic facts about child care in your area

State Fact Sheet

Hawaii Child Care Information

Information and resources for parents looking for child care in Hawaii

Website

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Reimburses child care providers for healthy meals and snacks

Phone: (808) 587-3600

Website

Criminal Background Checks

Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

Website

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality.

*Hawaii does not have a QRIS at this time.*

Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.

Child Protective Services

To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

Phone: 1(888) 380-3088 or (808) 832-5300

Website

Child Support Enforcement

Child support application and procedures for your state

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

Find Your Local Office

Medicaid Eligibility – Med-QUEST

Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

Phone: 1(800) 316-8005

Website

Find Your Local Office

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Federal-State health insurance program for children – available to qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid. In some states, parents and pregnant women may also be covered.

*Hawaii’s Children’s Health Insurance Program is included in the Medicaid program. Please contact your Medicaid office for more information.*

Phone: 1(800) 316-8005

Website

Find Your Local Office

Hawaii Department of Human Services

State government programs and services for children and families

Website

Behavioral Health Services Administration

State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

Adult Mental Health Division

Phone: (808) 586-4686

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division

Phone: (808) 733-9333

Website

Car Seat Basics

Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

Website

Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.

Child Care Assistance – Child Care Connection Hawaii (CCCH)

Child care financial assistance programs

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

Find Your Local Office

Child Care Assistance – Preschool Open Doors (POD)

Child care financial assistance programs

Phone: (808) 791-2130 (Oahu), 1(800) 746-5620 (Neighbor Islands)

Website

Hawaii Head Start

A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

Find Your Local Head Start/Early Head Start

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

Phone: (808) 586-8175 (Oahu), 1(888) 820-6425 (Neighbor Islands – in-state only)

Website

Find Your Local WIC Clinic

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

Phone: 1(855) 643-1643

Website

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

Federal nutrition program

Phone: 1(855) 643-1643

Website

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

Phone: (808) 586-5734

Website

Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.

Easter Seals of Hawaii

Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

Phone: (808) 536-1015

Website

The Arc in Hawaii

Offers special needs services that may include respite care, advocacy, training, and support groups

Phone: (808) 737-7995

Website

Find Your Local Office

Early Intervention

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

Phone: 1(800) 235-5477 (Neighbor Islands), (808) 594-0066 (Oahu)

Website

The Parent Line

Information on child behavior and development, and parenting support and resources

Phone: (808) 526-1222 (Oahu), 1(800) 816-1222 (Neighbor Islands)

Website

  • Child Care

    Find out about the ins and outs of child care in your area. What is required to become a provider in your area? What requirements are there for a background check? Does your state offer any quality improvement programs?

    Child Care Licensing

    Your local child care regulatory office

    Phone:Contact your local office

    Website Find Your Local Office

    Phone:Call your local licensing office

    Inspection Reports

    Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations

    Phone:Contact your local office

    Website Find Your Local Office

    Child Care Fact Sheet

    Basic facts about child care in your area

    State Fact Sheet

    Child Care Center Regulations

    Requirements necessary to operate a child care center

    State of Child Care Centers

    Family Child Care Regulations

    Requirements necessary to operate a child care program in one’s home

    State of Small FCC Homes

    Criminal Background Checks

    Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

    State of Child Care Centers Website

    Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS)

    Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality.

    *Hawaii does not have a QRIS at this time.*

  • Health and Social Services

    Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.

    Child Protective Services

    To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

    Phone: 1(888) 380-3088 or (808) 832-5300

    Website

    Child Support Enforcement

    Child support application and procedures for your state

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Medicaid Eligibility – Med-QUEST

    Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

    Phone: 1(800) 316-8005

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    Federal-State health insurance program for children – available to qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid. In some states, parents and pregnant women may also be covered.

    *Hawaii’s Children’s Health Insurance Program is included in the Medicaid program. Please contact your Medicaid office for more information.*

    Phone: 1(800) 316-8005

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Hawaii Department of Human Services

    State government programs and services for children and families

    Website

    Behavioral Health Services Administration

    State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

    Adult Mental Health Division

    Phone: (808) 586-4686

    Child and Adolescent Mental Health Division

    Phone: (808) 733-9333

    Website

    Car Seat Basics

    Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

    Website

  • Financial Assistance

    Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.

    Child Care Assistance – Child Care Connection Hawaii (CCCH)

    Child care financial assistance programs

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Child Care Assistance – Preschool Open Doors (POD)

    Child care financial assistance programs

    Phone: (808) 791-2130 (Oahu), 1(800) 746-5620 (Neighbor Islands)

    Website

    Hawaii Head Start

    A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

    Find Your Local Head Start/Early Head Start

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

    A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

    Phone: (808) 586-8175 (Oahu), 1(888) 820-6425 (Neighbor Islands – in-state only)

    Website

    Find Your Local WIC Clinic

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

    Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

    Phone: 1(855) 643-1643

    Website

    Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

    Federal nutrition program

    Phone: 1(855) 643-1643

    Website

    Low Income Energy Assistance Program

    Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

    Phone: (808) 586-5734

    Website

  • Children with Special Needs

    Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.

    Easter Seals of Hawaii

    Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

    Phone: (808) 536-1015

    Website

    The Arc in Hawaii

    Offers special needs services that may include respite care, advocacy, training, and support groups

    Phone: (808) 737-7995

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Early Intervention

    Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

    Phone: 1(800) 235-5477 (Neighbor Islands), (808) 594-0066 (Oahu)

    Website

  • The Parent Line

    Information on child behavior and development, and parenting support and resources

    Phone: (808) 526-1222 (Oahu), 1(800) 816-1222 (Neighbor Islands)

    Website

If you find that any of the information above is incorrect, please contact us at info@childcareaware.org.