Community Children's Councils

The Community Children’s Councils serve children and families including those with disabilities and mental health needs through collaborative partnerships. Fully supported collaborative partnerships require equal participation and shared responsibilities of families, local providers, community stakeholders and representatives.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the councils

One of the key partnerships in the development of a full array of services to special needs children and their families, the Community Children’s Councils are led by parent and professional co-chairs and include representation from public and private child-serving agencies and other community members such as recreational services, businesses, churches and others.

The Community Children's Council Office (CCCO) provides technical and administrative support to the 17 councils, including information gathering and dissemination, logistical assistance for conferences and workshops, training in leadership and facilitation, and providing technical assistance and support.

OAHU

Central District North

Serves the Leilehua-Mililani-Waialua Complex Area.

  • Meets: 3rd Thursday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Mililani Uka Elementary School, Room P1
  • Parent Co-Chair: Kristi Okura
  • Professional Co-Chair: Brie Fukumoto
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.

Central District South

Serves the Aiea-Moanalua Radford Complex Area

  • Meets: 4th Monday of the month, (New Time) 5-6:30 p.m., Pearl Ridge Elementary School, Room P5
  • Parent Co-Chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-Chair: Leslie Baunach
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.​

East Honolulu 

Serves Kalani, Kaimuki and Kaiser Complexes

  • Meets: 3rd Wednesday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind, Library
  • Parent Co-chair: Patricia Moniz
  • Professional Co-chair: Clayton Tom
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.

West Honolulu 

Serves Farrington, McKinley and Roosevelt Complexes

  • Meets: 1st Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Kalihi Kai Elementary School, Library
  • Parent Co-chair: Lisa Jaso
  • Professional Co-chair: Jessica Wong-Sumida
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.
  • Parent support group: Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month, 5-6:30 pm at Kalihi Kai Elementary School - Library

Koolauloa

Serves HauulaKaaawaKahukuLaie and Sunset Beach elementary schools, and Kahuku High & Intermediate.

  • Meets 4th Tuesday of the month, 6-7 p.m., BYU Hawaii School of Education, Rm. 113.
  • Parent Co-chair: Lucy Moananu
  • Professional Co-chair: Dr. Barbara Hong
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.

Leeward

Serves the Pearl City-Waipahu and Campbell-Kapolei Complex Areas.

Waianae

Serves the Nanakuli-Waianae Complex Area.

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Waianae Satellite City Hall, Conference Room
  • Parent Co-chairs: Michelle Chung
  • Professional Co-chair: Kerry Shiroma
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.

Windward

Serves the Kailua-Kalaheo Complex Area and the Castle schools in the Castle-Kahuku Complex Area.

  • Meets: 2nd Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Windward Health Office, Conference Room
  • Parent Co-chair: Maile Kaopua
  • Professional Co-chair: Melissa Hebert
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696​ or email.

KAUAI

Kauai

Serves the Kapaa-Kauai-Waimea Complex Area.

  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 5-6:30 p.m., Hale Opio, 2959 Umi Street, Lihue, Conference Room
  • Parent Co-chair: Brende Ancheta
  • Professional Co-chairs: El Doi
  • Staff Contact: Steven Vannatta: 808-305-0695 or email.

MAUI / MOLOKAI / LANAI

​​​​Hana

Serves Hana High & Elementary School.

  • Meets 2nd Friday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Hana High & Elementary School, Main Office
  • Parent Co-chair: Lana Stuart
  • Professional Co-chair: Kelsey Galago
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.

Maui

Serves the Baldwin-Kekaulike-Maui Complex Area and Lahainaluna schools.

  • Meets: 1st Thursday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Velma McWayne Santos Community Center
  • Parent Co-Chair: Michelle Frendo, Santo Triolo
  • Professional Co-chair: Tara Sabado
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.

Molokai

Serves all schools on the Island of Molokai.

  • Meets 2nd Thursday of the month, 3-4:30 p.m., Home Pumehana
  • Parent Co-chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-chair: Artice Swingle
  • Staff Contact: Steven Vannatta: 808-305-0695 or email.
  • Parent support group: Call for location and time.

Lanai

Serves Lanai High & Elementary School.

  • Meets 3rd Tuesday of the month, 2:30-4 p.m., Lanai Public & School Library
  • Parent Co-chair: Tyra DuBose
  • Professional Co-chair: Vacant
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.

HAWAII

East Hawaii

Serves the Keaau and Pahoa schools in the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex Area, and the Hilo-Waiakea Complex Area.

North Hawaii

Serves the Honokaa and Kohala schools in the Honokaa-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area.

Kau

Serves Kau High & Pahala Elementary, Naalehu Elementary and Volcano School for the Arts & Sciences (charter school)

  • Meets 3rd Thursday of the month, 12-1 p.m., Punaluu Bake Shop Visitor Center
  • Parent Co-Chair: Vacant
  • Professional Co-chair: Joy Hohnstine
  • Staff Contact: Chad Domingo: 808-305-0697 or email.

Kona

Serves Konawaena and Kealakehe schools in the Kealakehe-Kohala-Konawaena Complex Area.

  • Meets 1st Thursday of the month, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., New Thought Center of Hawaii, Pualani Business Terrace
  • Parent Co-chair: Alice Bratton
  • Professional Co-chair: Zahava Zaidoff
  • Staff Contact: Willie Cadena: 808-305-0696 or email.

Contact Information

Steven Vannatta

Phone: 808-305-0695

Email: steven_vannatta@hawaiidoe.org

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