We take pride in our highly qualified teachers and in our communications throughout the center. We strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children can express their individuality, while we provide them with a variety of experiences and enhance their development. HCCofAK takes pride in its reputation and strives to uphold and promote values and principles, which encompass fairness and honesty to instilling a life-long love for learning, while providing a nurturing atmosphere that helps promote self-image and self-esteem in all children.
The most well known Hmoob instrument. Hmoob Cultural Center of Alaska teaches qeej during our theme Hmong cultural of the month for preschoolers and school age children. Qeej is made from 6 bamboo reeds. It is a free-reed mouth organ, used to play a text-based melody in the middle range. It consists of a wooden wind chest, with a long horizontal tapering neck ending in a mouth hole. This is a fun flute that teaches how important all music can be!
Math & Science
We know how important math and science are as we use them in our daily lives including cooking, creating, cutting, and installing. That is why we provide hands on math learning, tracing, counting, hands on basic science curriculum, and so much more!
Knitting & Sewing
Engaging and patience are the keys as we teach our children how to guide through beautiful art through hand stimulation, coordination, and of course hands on with stitching and sewing. This activity will be during our Hmong theme of the month. It is important to encourage hands for all children to learn; it can help with their exploration, senses, and creativity.
Fine Motor Skills, Sensory & Creativity
Who doesn’t love some sensory and motor skills? It is one of the best ways to explore with our imagination it encourages multi-tasking through listening, speaking, touching, tasting, and using the senses to explore the environment. Sensory & fine motor skills engages children in problem-solving strategies. It allows young children to interact with the learning materials and make mistakes as they learn in a practical manner.
Moving our bodies as we listen to the sounds is such a fun way to work our muscles and a fun way to learn coordination. Hmong dancing is one of our culture’s known traditions and we’re practice this social movement. Hmong dancing will be conducted during our Hmong theme of the month.
Arts & Crafts
Being messy with our hands and feet and using lots of crafts supplies is what connects children’s brain. In early childhood, as their brains make millions of new neural connections, it allows opportunities to be creative and build artistic activities it helps build self confidence in their abilities by learning how to innovate. It is a risk-free exploration that defines its uniqueness and individuality.
Food - Home Economics
Cooking & baking is what Hmong culture love to share and embrace. Zaub Mov will be during our Hmong theme of the month. By teaching how to prepare traditional food using the nutritious ingredients. Cooking is always a fun way to be creative and the best part is being able to eat the prepared food.
Hmoob Cultural Center of Alaska teaches Hmong & English curriculum. This includes literacy, arts & crafts, language, math, science Hmong language, and so much more!
Hmong & English Literacy - Writing
We are a cultural center that implements Hmong language and English. We teach both languages with books, flashcards, tracing letters, and so much more! We believe in our vision and core purpose that being bilingual is our future!
Hmoob Cultural Center of Alaska is now a part of Music Together Worldwide! Our Willow & Spruce classroom’s will have music class every Thursdays. Music has tremendous power to support the developing child. It forges unique connections inthe brain and enhances a child’s linguistic,cognitive, emotional,social, and physical development, as well as their disposition to learn. Simply put, music learning supports-all learning. By including Music Together here at HCCOFAK, we are making the choice for music to be an essential part of our early childhood program, benefiting children’s growth and development in so ways!
Hmoob Monthly Theme
January: History of Hmoob
February: Hmoob story cloth
March: Hmoob outfit of the world
April: Hmoob food
May: Hmoob Music
June: Hmong farm
July: Hmong sports
August: Hmong New Year
September: Hmong Alphabet
October: Hmoob stories
November: Hmong singing
December: Hmong Cultural Dance
Here at Hmoob Cultural Center of Alaska we offer camps to our school agers. We have spring, summer, and winter camps. For more information please call 907-375-1914 or email email@example.com