Our Vision

To provide quality Christian education for our children and their families.

Our Mission

To provide a Christ-centered environment that builds strong spiritual and academic foundations for our children and their families.


Expected Learner Outcomes

Daily Devotional Life

A growing relationship with Jesus.


Emulate the heart of Jesus.

Kindergarten Readiness

Exhibit academic foundations.

About KUC Preschool

Kalihi Union Church Preschool offers classes for children ages 3 to 5 years old.  We intentionally design our classes to be place that is welcoming, nurturing and academically stimulating.  Our environment is such that each child will feel loved, special and part of a large family.

Our curriculum includes monthly themes that are studied schoolwide.  Biblical concepts are woven into all aspects of the curriculum including the songs we sing, the art projects we complete, the books we read.  In our Kindergarten preparatory class (those students entering Kindergarten the following school year), we use the Abeka preschool curriculum for the teaching of phonics, reading and math.  The Abeka curriculum is a very strong phonics based program aimed to have the students reading by the time they enter Kindergarten.

Our day includes a wide variety of large and small group activities.  Students have outdoor play daily on our playground or in our enclosed gymnasium.  The daily schedule is structured and consists of teacher-directed activities, centers and free play time. We offer a well-balanced preschool curriculum and hope you will consider allowing us to partner with you in the education of your preschooler.

Registration for New Students

Kalihi Union Church Preschool enrollment is on-going and based on availability. All classes are assigned based on the age of your child on July 31. We serve children ages 3 to 5 years of age. Registration forms are available on our website or at our church and school administration offices. A $35 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure your spot in a class starting August.

Click here for Preschool Application

If you have questions or would like to schedule a tour, please contact our Preschool Director, Karen Maluo at (808) 841-7022, ext. 723 or karen.maluo@kalihiunion.org.

Mrs. Karen Maluo, Director

Mrs. Karen Maluo is born and raised on the island of Maui. She has been an educator for over 20 years in both the public and private educational systems. Karen has built several private Christian schools, the largest being located on the Leeward side of Oahu that services ages Preschool to Grade 8. Her passion is children and their families and strives to create a place for children to come and learn about Jesus while developing their academic skills for a successful future. Karen has her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and two Masters degrees in Elementary Education and Business Administration. She has seen firsthand the transformational impact quality Christian education has on a community and has made it her mission to change communities through the education of young children. Karen is married to Poncho Maluo from Hilo, Hawaii and is the mother of Elijah and Kaitlyn.