Lissa Van Kralingen, Childcare Director, Preschool
145 Ululani Street
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone: (808) 935-7141


Mission Statement
YWCA Hawaiʻi Island is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.


YWCA Developmental Preschool Program Goal
Provide children with a warm, caring, safe and secure environment in which to explore and discover those things around them and within themselves.


blockquoteAn OSM caseworker reported that one of her non-English speaking families enrolled their child in our preschool. The child attended classes in our Cottage and graduated from our preschool in July. The child is doing very well in public school. The caseworker attributes the child’s success in kindergarten to our preschool program.