Our History

Our History

The Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project (H-PEP) is designed to extend the knowledge gained from our two previous projects, First Step to Success in Hawaiʻi Preschools and The Hawaiʻi Preschool Positive Engagement Project. These successful projects implemented interventions that employed positive engagement strategies with Hawaiʻi’s youngest students and their teachers since 2008. H-PEP, our third iteration, maximizes the reach of our most effective strategies by supporting those in our community who work in the early childhood education field and parents with young keiki. We believe that the ripples that are made in our cohorts, workshops, and parent groups will go on to create transformative waves of light, learning, and aloha throughout our state and beyond.

2008 - 2012

First Step to Success in Hawaiʻi Preschools

2012 - 2015

The Hawaiʻi Preschool Positive Engagement Project

2015 - Present

Hawaiʻi Positive Engagement Project