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Child Care Centers/Programs

Warfighter and Family Services Flight provides an extensive child care program for dependent children of authorized families. 

The JBER-Elmendorf Child Development Centers are: 
• Katmai, at 7181 11th Ave…………………….907-552-5113
• Denali, at 7377 15th Ave……………………..907-552-8304
• Sitka, at 6376 15th St…………………………907-552-6406
• Talkeetna, at Building 11, 2nd St…………..907-384-0686
• Kodiak, at Building 6, Chilkoot St…………..907-384-1570

All five centers have year-round programs and are equipped with large playgrounds, classrooms and kitchens used to serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. All child development centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). 

The centers, through the skills of caregivers using the highest quality child care, focus on development of the “whole child.” They provide many hands-on activities with an emphasis on child-initiated play experiences. The centers participate in the USDA food program and provide nutritious meals and snacks for the children. Infants are provided formula (specific brands only) and baby food through the food program. Reservations may be made at the centers for hourly and daily care on a space-available basis. Children with special needs are mainstreamed case-by-case into the child development programs, based on individual education plans. 

A Part-Day Preschool Program is available for children 3 to 5 years old. For more information, call central registration, 907-384-7483, in Building 600, the Welcome Center JBER-Richardson. The Resource and Referral Office for information on Child and Youth Programs is in Building 600, 6th Street JBER-Richardson; call 907-384-7483 to make an appointment, or stop by. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call the Family Child Care office, 907-552-3995, for information on securing child care or becoming a licensed child care provider. 

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