The Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation awarded Chaminade University a $87,000 grant to support the Castle Colleagues Pre-School Directors Management Training Program.

The Castle Colleagues Program at Chaminade provides management training to early childhood education directors from throughout Hawaii. The program was developed to meet the reality of management issues faced by directors of early childhood sites and is designed to offer practical, hands-on management skills, tools, and resources through a series of intensive retreats structured as interactive survey courses.  It is the only community-based management training program for early childhood site directors in Hawaii.

The Samuel N. & Mary Castle Foundation and its component fund, the Henry and Dorothy Castle Memorial Fund,  are committed to providing resources to improve the life of Hawaii’s children and families by improving early education, K-12 and independent schools, and arts and cultural institutions. The Foundation works to fund a multiple number of projects to ensure greater access of Hawaii’s children to high quality early education.

Educating students for life, service and successful careers, Chaminade University is a Catholic/ Marianist university offering programs of study grounded in the liberal arts with day, evening, online and accelerated courses. Chaminade is also a Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander serving institution with its main campus located at 3140 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, HI 96816, and 10 satellite locations around Oahu. For more information, visit the Chaminade Web site at or call (808) 735-4711. ###

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