About Us

Welcome to the After-School Plus (A+) Program. The A+ Program 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 in 1989.


The mission of the A+ Program is to reduce the high incidence of latchkey children and provide affordable after- school child care services to children in the public elementary schools whose parents work, attend school or are in job training programs. The program also provides a safe, secure and nurturing environment with a rich variety of activities for the children.

Goals and Vision

  • To provide after-school supervision for children in a stimulating and caring environment. 
  • To reduce the number of latchkey children. 
  • To enhance the relationship between home and school in collaboratively meeting the needs of children. 
  • To support the social-emotional and physical development of children. 

The A+ staff appreciates your support and proudly provides a program that fits the interests and needs of children in a happy and stimulating environment.

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.​​

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