KAHULUI - Christ the King Preschool will change its name to Christ the King Child Development Center on July 1 to reflect the addition of kindergartners to the program.
The new name also better reflects the philosophy and mission statement of the 39-year-old institution, a news release said.
In 1973, Jeanne Riley founded and was director of the preschool, which began with 18, 4 and 5 year olds. She laid the foundation on which the preschool continues to build on today: "It's more than little kids, it's families and little kids."
Since 1985, and under the directorship of Carole Arakawa, preschool enrollment has increased to 77 children in four classrooms with a full-time instructional staff of seven and a business manager. The Diocese of Honolulu has assigned Arakawa the additional responsibility of supervising the kindergarten program and including the program within the new Christ the King Development Center.