Request Care

Families not currently enrolled must request care through

School Age Centers

Our two School Age Centers are designed to create a healthy, safe, and enriching environment for children K5 – 12 years of age. Our goal is to facilitate and enhance each child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development. We also promote each child’s self-esteem and instill in each child the desire to reach his/her full potential through our six core areas:

  • Arts

  • Character and Leadership

  • Education and career development

  • Healthy living and life skills

  • Leisure and Recreation

  • Sports and Fitness

Request care at the School Age Centers through Registration packets are available at each School Age Center. All required documentation must be updated annually.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal allows you to securely manage your family’s profile to include program registration and payment information.


We plan a very busy and active day in the School Age Program. We request that sturdy shoes (tennis shoes) be worn so your child can play in the gym, go outside on outdoor equipment or on field trips. No sandals or jellies allowed. Children coming into the program with sandals, opened toed, or opened back shoes will be sent home. We will take children outside everyday so please ensure your child has appropriate clothing for the Alaska’s changing weather conditions. All extra clothing, coats and hats should be labeled with your child’s name.


Prior to first day of enrollment, new Families are required to have an orientation to the program. Parents/Guardians are able to walk through the facility, meet the children’s program assistants. Mandatory orientation of all new parent’s of kindergarten children takes place in the middle of August right before school starts.


All children must be signed in and out of the program daily on Air Force Form 1930. School Age staff will sign your children in and out of the program for school. We use these sign in sheets for accountability, safety and emergency evacuations; AF form 1930 will remain in the possession of your child’s group leader. When other authorized individuals pick up your child, please inform them that they will be asked to provide proof of identification in order to pick up your child. Children ages 9 and older may sign themselves in and out of the program with written parent permission.


Our program makes every effort to serve children with special needs. To assist each child individually we ask that parents work closely with the School Age Program Director, and Youth Director. Our Child and Youth Programs inclusion action team (IAT) along with the parent, will jointly develop a written plan of care which will determine how best to care for each child. Staff training will be provided and environmental changes may be made if necessary to implement each child’s plan of care.

Our Facilities

Illa School Age Center, JBER-R

Bldg. 36100 | 907-384-1068 
Mon – Fri: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Ketchikan School Age Center, JBER-E

Bldg. 7163 | 907-552-5091 
Mon – Fri: 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.