Most Affordable Neighborhoods In Hawaii, Pt. 4: Kauai

In my last three posts, I identified which neighborhoods had the cheapest rental housing on Oahu, the Big Island, and Maui & Molokai. Today’s post completes my series on the most affordable ZIP codes in Hawaii, with a focus on the island of Kauai….

Moving To Hawaii: One Man’s 5-Year Plan

I recently found out about a YouTube Channel called Hawaii Four-0, which is documenting (on video) one man’s progress toward his goal to live in Hawaii for a year with his family by the time he turns 40 (he’s 35 now). Jay’s dream of…

Shipping Cars To Hawaii

If you’re planning a move to Hawaii, you might wonder if it’s worth shipping your current car, motorcycle, or boat overseas, or if you should get rid of it and replace it once you’re living in Hawaii. The answer depends on several factors: Where…

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Registering Cars In Hawaii

How you register a vehicle in Hawaii depends on whether you ship it from out of state, buy it new from a Hawaii dealership, or buy it used from someone in Hawaii. If you ship your vehicle to Hawaii… If you buy a new…

Shipping Household Items To Hawaii

The moving process is never easy, but moving all your stuff to Hawaii is particularly challenging in that it requires not only land transport, but also ocean or air transport to get across that big, beautiful Pacific. Approaches to the Moving Process There are…

Child Care In Hawaii, Pt. 1: Overview

Part 1: Overview Types Of Providers In Hawaii, there are 3 types of child care providers that are defined and regulated by state laws: A license-exempt provider (like a relative, friend, or babysitter) can care for up to 2 children who are not related…

Child Care In Hawaii, Pt. 2: Statewide Programs

Part 1: Overview Part 2: Statewide Programs There are hundreds of child care programs to choose from in Hawaii, and many are unique, stand-alone facilities. But there are some larger programs that have locations throughout the state, offering similiar services to families at various…

Child Care In Hawaii, Pt. 3: Nannies, Au Pairs & Babysitters

Part 1: Overview Part 2: Statewide Programs Part 3: Nannies, Au Pairs & Babysitters Some families in Hawaii prefer to have their children cared for in their own home — sometimes for the sake of convenience (no drop off and pick up at a…

Child Care In Hawaii, Pt. 4: School-Age Programs

Part 1: Overview Part 2: Statewide Programs Part 3: Nannies, Au Pairs & Babysitters Part 4: School-Age Programs Kindergarten Eligibility Hawaii is one of 12 states in the U.S. that doesn’t have state-funded preschool, so families in which both parents work outside the home…

Preschools In Hawaii

Although Hawaii is one of 12 states in the U.S. that doesn’t offer state-funded preschool for all of its children, it does fund: Special-education preschool for children ages 3-5 with disabilities. Early-intervention services for children under age 3 with developmental delays or special health…

Private Schools In Hawaii: Grades PreK-12

NOTE: If you’re interested in finding a private school for a child age 15 months-6 years, I recommend also reading my post Preschools In Hawaii. In 2009, average test scores in reading, math, and science for 4th- and 8th-grade students enrolled in Hawaii’s public…

Public Schools In Hawaii: Grades PreK-12

Hawaii is the only state in U.S. that has just one school district (Department of Education) that governs all public schools in the state. Hawaii’s Department of Education also sets policies such as high school graduation requirements and curriculum standards. For administrative purposes, the…