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Hi, we’re Imua

welcome to our family!

We’re a non-profit proudly serving Maui, Molokai, and Lana’i, while connecting with communities around the world. We believe discovery and play are the heart that drive children’s success onwards; in fact, the word Imua in Hawaiian means to “move forward.”

Hawaii islands

Since 1947, our mission has been to provide quality care and community so that children of all abilities can live to their full potential. When we play with Imua, we create spaces for children and their families to discover, nurture, and share a lifelong love for learning.

family kayaking

so welcome to our family; let’s go onwards, together.

Knowing little about Imua at the start of our journey; we couldn’t imagine what a magical part of our lives it would become and couldn’t believe the progress our child made.

Zadoc and Stephanie Brown

Child fingerpainting

play to your full potential

We believe every child should have the opportunity to play; to experience the world through exploration, investigation, and artistic expression – and play their way to their full potential.

play-based instruction

Our programs and staff empower children and their families by using play-based instruction to overcome developmental learning challenges in their most critical formative years.

child in a wheelchair celebraing

every child is a champion

Since play can look, feel, and mean something different for everyone, championing play means every child — of any ability — can feel like a champion, too.

Hawaii Voted Happiest Place to live in the U.S. by WalletHub’s 2019 Survey

We’re proud to share more about our positive influence in our latest Impact Report

Our Team

Our success is thanks to talented and dedicated individuals united by a shared passion for our Maui County families.

Imua team event

Our Partners

The support of our amazing partners makes our work possible and children’s dreams a reality.

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