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Hawaii’s QRIS Pilot program was completed in 2014. Since then, Hawaii does not have QRIS. Elementary school principals are required to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and teaching experience, although pre-K experience is not required. State pre-K programs are located in the school districts and a principal license is required for administrators. Child care licensing regulations require administrators to have at least 30 semester hours in general education. The Hawaii Leadership Academy, offered by the Center of Early Education and Development (owned and operated by the KCAA Preschools of Hawaii), offers professional learning for new center directors and is supported by the McCormick Center of Early Childhood Leadership.

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