As a kindergarten teacher for over 30 years, Mrs. Kunimura experienced many different trends and methods of teaching from New York to Hawaii. The groundbreaking information on brain research and development challenged her to utilize these findings and more importantly, to reach children at an even earlier age. After retiring from the Hawaii State Department of Education, she was ready to formulate her innovative curriculum when she founded her own preschool, Kauai Independent Daycare Services, Inc. (K.I.D.S), which today is recognized as one of the top daycare centers in Hawaii.
John Apana Co-founder & President of the Board
With three grandchildren, John Apana felt strongly about providing a future for Kauai's youth. John joined Phyllis in the founding of the school, leading the construction part of the operation. For over two decades his involvement has been continuous, and as the president of the board, he has directed and guided the school along its journey to where it is today.