At Cook Inlet Native Head Start (CINHS), we use the Creative Curriculum. The philosophy of the Creative Curriculum is, "children learn by doing", meaning that children explore the world around them by using all their senses (touching tasting, listening, smelling, and looking).
In using real materials such as blocks and trying out their ideas, children learn about sizes, shapes, and colors and they notice relationships between things and how they work together. The most important goal of Creative Curriculum is to help children become enthusiastic life-long learners.
Our teachers encourage children to be active, creative, and to think their own thoughts. It is also our teacher's goal for children to learn to be independent, to develop self-confidence, and social skills. More than that, at Cook Inlet Native Head Start, we believe that culture is a very important part of a child's learning; therefore, recognition is given to parents as the child's first teacher.
We are able to meet the need of each child enrolled by individualizing in the areas of language, social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development.
We encourage families to volunteer and develop a trusting relationship with their child's teacher to work together in preparing children for success in kindergarten and life-long education.
For questions regarding education, please contact Kim Burnett, Director at KBurnett@cinhs.net or call 433-1600.