Head Start Performance Standard 1304.20(a)(1)(i) states each child needs to have an ongoing source of continuous, accessible health care. If a child does not have ongoing health care, we are here to assist the parents in accessing a source of care. Cook Inlet Native Head Start (CINHS) is in partnership with Southcentral Foundation's Pediatric, Dental, Audiology, and Vision Clinics to ensure each child has accessible health care that's available to them even after the child leaves Head Start.
A large part of becoming ready-to-learn is to "feel" ready. A child who is in good health will be able to focus and eager to learn. Incorporating daily physical activities, good nutrition, and oral hygiene are just a few of the important life skills children are taught while attending Cook Inlet Native Head Start.
Parents are the primary caregivers of their children and play a central role in the child's health and developmental services. Parents are encouraged to participate in health promotion activities, well child care, treatment for health problems, and follow-up health care. Parents will also have the opportunity to participate in trainings and receive information on child development, safety, nutrition, and preventive care.
Our Health Services Advisory Committee (HSAC) strengthens recommended child health care guidelines by drawing upon its knowledge of the community. The Health Services Advisory Committee provides guidance on child health, nutrition, and safety policy and procedures and direction for eliminating health disparities.
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