Child Development Centers (CDCs)2018-08-29T11:28:44+00:00

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

All of our centers are equipped to provide a safe and nurturing environment to each child. Our goals are to:

  • Foster positive identity and sense of emotional well being

  • Enhance social skills

  • Encourage children to think, reason, question, and experiment

  • Promote language and literacy development

  • Support sound health, safety, and nutritional practices

  • Advance creative support expression, representation, and appreciation for the arts

  • Develop initiative decision-making skills

All 5 centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). NAEYC Accreditation meets the highest quality of Early Childhood Programs Standards and Accreditation Criteria. In addition, our programs all participate in the USDA Food Program to provide nutritious meals and snacks for the children, which includes formula (specific brands only) and baby food.

Our Facilities

Denali Center, JBER-E

6 week – 5 years, Full day.
Bldg. 7377, 907-552-8304
Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Katmai Center, JBER-E

6 week – 5 years, Full day.
Bldg. 7181, 907-552-2697
Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Kodiak Center, JBER-R

Toddlers – Preschool, Part day.
Bldg. 6, 907-384-1510
Mon. – Fri. 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sitka Center, JBER-E

6 week – 5 years, Full day.
Bldg. 6376, 907-552-6403
Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Talkeetna Center, JBER-R

6 week – 5 years, Full day.
Bldg. 11, 907-384-0686
Mon. – Fri. 6:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

QUALIFIED TEACHERS

As a condition of employment, all candidates must have a physical, all immunizations, and secure a local and national agency background check. Before employees work in the classroom, they undergo an intensive New Employee Orientation which includes safety and emergency procedures, sanitation and health practices, and guidance techniques.

PRACTICAL LEARNING

We are responsible for supporting the development of the whole child, meaning all areas of development are considered inter-related and equally important. Our program acknowledges that children learn through active, hands-on involvement with their environment, peers, and caring adults. We respect each child’s unique interest, experiences, abilities and needs, thus allowing us to be responsive to and appropriate for each child. Children are valued as individuals, as well as part of a group.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS WELCOME

Parents/Guardians are encouraged to participate in class activities, field trips and the Parent Advisory Board. Parent University classes are offered throughout the year at the multiple centers. Local information in the Anchorage community is also available.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the Child Development Centers is handled through militarychildcare.com. After we confirm your priority, parents/guardians will be contacted by central registration when a space is available. Parents will have 24 hours to accept that space, and come to the central registration to begin the formal registration process and pay a $50.00 deposit to secure the space. After the space has been offered, the parent/guardian will attend a scheduled mandatory orientation.

“I was honestly a little worried about my son going to school – I thought getting him to do his homework and reading would be a struggle because at home he doesn’t want to sit down and write his name or read books. But he is ready everyday a half hour early because he cannot wait to get to school and be with his friends and his teachers. He comes home from school and BEGS me to let him do his homework! I am in disbelief!”

” I also enjoy that the kids “read” books. He gets very excited to read his book with me and he loves to be able to “read” it to his class. He gets home from school and wants to take time with me and practice reading – something that was often a struggle before the school year. I can also tell that it has improved his confidence, he cannot wait to tell me how great of a job he did standing up in front of his classmates and he that he read it many times to make sure that he got the words right.”

“This is my daughter’s second year at Kodiak, specifically with Mrs. Alyssa. She is amazing with teaching ALL of the children and getting them to learn. I love that she is having the parents help the kids write their names as they come in. I FULLY support her in doing the letter, color, shape, and number of the week. In comparison to last year my daughter is actually learning. This is what I expect out of a pre-school as opposed to a glorified day care. She is an amazing teacher and would like her to continue TEACHING!”