What was once an empty field of rocks and dry kiawe wood, is now a sanctuary of early education and family resources for the surrounding communities of the Waianae Coast. The Kamehameha Schools Community Learning Center at Ma‘ili consists of a ground-up construction totaling about 10 acres of extensive sitework and the erection of 57,509 SF of mix-use buildings, which included an Infant Toddler Center, 3 Preschool Buildings, and the Kauahale building which housed office administration and operations for the facility. The Kamehameha Community Learning Center provides an invaluable resource of early education and childcare, essentially creating 185 additional preschool seats and expanding the capacity from Kahe Point to Ka’ena Point by 20%, which will continue to benefit the people and families of the Waianae Coast for many years to come.
During construction, Swinerton supplemented Kamehameha School’s effort in informing the neighboring communities and the general public through several social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The Kamehameha Community Learning Center continues be an invaluable component to the Makaha/Maili area and we continue to help in sharing their stories of their continuous effort to providing early education to the keiki of Hawaii.