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Register your student with A Plus for School Year 2023-24.

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Need financial assistance? Learn how to apply for A+ subsidies. 

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View resources such as the parent handbook and eligibility information. 

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About After-School Plus

Welcome to the After-School Plus (A+) Program. This program provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment with a rich variety of activities for  children in Kindergarten to grade 6. 

The goal of the A+ Program is to reduce the high incidence of latchkey children and provide affordable afterschool child care services to children in the public elementary schools whose parents work, attend school or are in job training programs.

A+ is the outcome of a joint effort of former Governor John Waihee’s Subcabinet on Early Childhood Education and Child Care (chaired by former Governor Ben Cayetano who was Lieutenant Governor at that time), the Hawaii State Board of Education and the Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) in 1989.

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A+ Activities

The program starts immediately after the close of the school day. Children report to the base site for the A+ Program at their school. In general, during the first 30 minutes or so, children check in and are given time for free play/snack. After free play/snack, children participate in enrichment, physical development/ coordination activities and are given time to complete homework. Enrichment includes activities such as arts, crafts, drama, music and dance. Physical development/coordination activities include physical fitness activities, sports and games.

The monthly enrollment fee is $120 per child, with subsidies available for qualified participants.

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Apply for Assistance

Check your income eligibility with the following calculator to see if your family may qualify for the A+ DHS Subsidy. 
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About A+ Subsidies

The State Department of Human Services (DHS) provides funding for subsidies to cover the cost of the monthly after school A+ program fee to assist families in need. DHS has adjusted the eligibility schedule, increasing the maximum income eligibility levels.

Families who previously exceeded the income eligibility may now possibly qualify for this subsidy. The subsidy will cover the full monthly program fee.

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Income Eligibility Calculator

Start by entering the Annual Gross Income from all sources in your household. Once complete, enter the number of people in your household and click the "Check Eligibility" button. Keep in mind, this calculator does not guarantee eligibility.

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Child Care Connections Hawaii

The Child Care Connection Hawaiʻi (CCCH) subsidy program helps low-income families to sustain their employment, educational efforts, and job training by paying a subsidy for their children who are in the care of DHS-approved child care providers. Unless child care is required for protective purposes, families must meet income and activity requirements to qualify for this subsidy program.

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Assistance for Families Impacted by Maui Fires

Were you and your family impacted by the fires on Maui? Do you need help paying for child care? Help is here, but time is short! 
Apply Now! You must apply by October 31st, 2023

Register for A Plus

We want to make it as simple as possible to register for A+ 

Simply apply online to send all the necessary documents directly to the school coordinator. Or if it is easier for you, download the PDF version to complete on your own time. You will need to send the PDF directly to the school once complete.

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View the resources below to help you with the application process and to learn more about the A Plus Program.

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Parent Handbook

The A+ Parent Handbook provides families with information on A+ program operations, registration processes and tuition subsidy and assistance information. For more information, please access our printable Parent Handbook via our website or your local A+ school location. 

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Eligibility Table

You can check your eligibility by using the calculator on this page or view the eligibility table to manually calculate if your family is eligible for A+ assistance. 

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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in working for the A+ Program! 

If you would like more information about employment opportunities, please contact the individual school’s Site Coordinator during operational hours (2-5 p.m.).

Potential employees are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check through the Department of Human Services before starting.​​

School Contact Information Available Here
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HIDOE Operated Programs

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Operated by Private Providers


  • Dream Co.
  • Kamaaina Kids
  • Moiliili Community Center
  • YMCA - Honolulu
  • YMCA - Maui
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Contact Us

Have any questions? Please send us a message and we would be happy to assist as much as possible. For the fastest answers, use the school information page to contact your school directly. 

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