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Child Care
Fort Wainwright, Alaska

Children at the Child Development Center

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Child and Youth Services at Fort Wainwright provides quality programs for children from 4 week of age through their senior year in high school.

A current Health Assessment, Child's immunization record, Current LES and Current pay stub, special needs information, and medications is required upon enrollment.

The CDC is located in Building 4024 at Gaffney Road and 600th Street, phone number is 907-356-1550. The Child Development Center is open Monday through Friday, 6am-6pm.

Respite care is offered in Hourly Care at the Child Development Center or School Age facility at 16 hours per month per child for deployed families only.

Following is list of programs available at the Fort Wainwright CDC:

Full Day Program - Serves children 6 weeks through pre-kindergarten.
Part Day Program - Serves children 3-5 years of age. Morning and afternoon classes.
Hourly Care Program - Serves children ages 6 weeks to 4 years of age. Drop-in care is available by appointment for parents needing intermittent care, up to 5 hours per day. Reservations are accepted up to two weeks in advance.

Family Child Care (FCC) - Care is in the certified provider's home, which must meet safety, fire and health standards and are monitored and inspected on an on-going basis. The FCC office is in Building 4176 which is located at Neely Rd and 600th Street. They can be reached at 907-353-6266.

The School Age Services is housed in building 4176 at Fort Wainwright. The SAS program provides before and after school care for school-age children. The program provides opportunities to participate in 4-H and Boys and Girls Club of America activities.

A summer / spring / winter camp program provides children with a variety of activities and field trips when school is out. SAS is accredited by the National School Age Care Alliance (NSACA).

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