Early childhood is an emerging field. Nationally, there is a fieldwide initiative towards towards a unified field of practice, a coherent system of preparation and license recognition for early educators. Pursuing a license aligns your program requirements with Professional Standards and Competencies for Early Childhood Educators.

Students completing a licensure program are eligible to apply for a state license through the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board, which will allow the licensee to teach in public and charter schools in the State of Hawaii.