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 a 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, and 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.

To request a tour, please call 841-7022 x723 or email Starlisha Sylvester.

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 $50 non-refundable registration fee is required to secure your spot in a class starting August.

Morning Care (7:00-8:00 AM):   $25/month
After School Care (2:00-5:00 PM):   $100/month

Starlisha Sylvester, Director

Aloha! My name is Starlisha Sylvester. We are a military family, so we have moved around quite a bit. However, with my husband now retired from active duty service, we are so happy to make Hawaii our home. We currently live in Ewa Beach, where we were blessed to purchase a home. I have 2 children, ages 6 and 8 years old. I have over 12 years of experience in the Education field. My extensive background in education spans from early education to elementary education. I began my teaching career as a pre-school teacher, followed by years as an elementary school teacher throughout the United States.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education as well as a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education, an Associate in Childhood Psychology, and my CNA in Early Childhood education. For the last 3 years, I have had the privilege of serving as Director of Preschool Ministries at a mega-church in Tampa, Florida. It is my distinct honor to have the opportunity to serve you and your child here at Kalihi Union Church.

My personal belief is that every child can learn. As educators, it is our responsibility to provide each of them with an equal opportunity to succeed in school and to fully prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. Our success is based on your child’s success. Collaboration and communication are very important aspects of school success and teamwork. I believe in open communication, and I will always leave my door open for you. I am fully committed to this position as Director and will work collaboratively with my staff to ensure each family and child has a positive early educational experience. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your children!