Directors Message

Aloha and Welcome Parent/Guardian,

Welcome to Holy Family Early Learning Center (ELC). I am excited and eagerly anticipating the challenge of being part of your children’s future. Early childhood education is full of exciting new experiences which we, as parents and teachers, relive through the eyes and laughter of our children. 

Working with children have been part of my life since 1995 when I got my first job working as a summer program leader for the County of Maui where I am originally from. This year will be my sixteenth year here at Holy Family and my third year being the Director of the Early Learning Center. I am looking forward to working with everyone here. I have taught in our Public School System here on O`ahu and the island of Maui. My teaching experiences include Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and First Grade. I have graduated from Chaminade University of Honolulu where I earned a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education, and a Minor in Elementary Education. During the years working as an educator I have had the opportunity to work with different children and professionals in the field of education; always learning something new to better myself as a teacher and providing helpful insights into different needs of children. I am a continuous learner and made a pledge to myself that I will continue teaching children for the hope of bettering their educational paths. 

My team and I look forward to getting to know your child as we grow together. Everyday will be filled with fun and exciting adventures to help your child develop spiritually, academically, and socially. Each class will be learning and exploring many concepts and themes throughout this year. To ensure that you and your child have a great preschool experience while at Holy Family, we believe that communication is the key to your child’s success. Each month you will receive a calendar and a newsletter to let you know about our weekly themes, class activities, and important events in the classrooms. The teachers will also send all correspondence in your child’s folder/binder via his/her book bag, so please check it daily. 

Feel free to call us at (808) 421 – 1265 or send an e-mail to

Again, I would like to welcome and thank you for choosing Holy Family Early Learning Center and look forward to a successful start in your child’s development.

Mahalo and God Bless,

Mr. Allen Akiona, Jr.