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Installation Overview --Base Support Unit Kodiak, Alaska


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Installation Overview --Base Support Unit Kodiak, Alaska

Base Child Development Center

Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

Child care is limited on Kodiak, especially infant care. There is also no child care presently during night and weekend hours. Sliding fee scale is available at the base CDC based on total household income for those that qualify financially. State of Alaska offers a subsidized program for parents who qualify, to help defray the cost of child care for working parents and parents attending qualified schools. If interested contact their office Monday through Friday at 907-486-9375 between 8:00 and 5:00.

BSU Kodiak Child Development Center offers Full Day Care for children 6 weeks through 5 years of age in our Infant, Toddler and Full-day Preschool rooms.

A Part Day Preschool program is offered 4 days a week for children ages 3-5. Classes start after Labor Day and end in May each year. Observes the same Federal Holidays and breaks as Peterson Elementary School.

After School Care is provided for Kindergarten to 6th grade until 5:30 every school day. Full day care is available on school out days. However, no care is available on Federal Holidays. No summer program is available for school age children. Ask for details when registering your child.

Drop In Hourly Care is available but based on staff/space availability.

The Center is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 5:30 and is closed on all observed Federal Holidays and some approved early closure dates.

Dependent children of employees of the Department of Homeland Security, both military and civilian, other military personnel, and other Federal employees living or working at or near the unit may use the center.

The Kodiak Family Child Care Program (FCC) program offers a quality, flexible program that provides safe and dependable childcare by certified family child care providers in government housing. FCC homes serve children 6 weeks to 12 years of age, fees are set by each individual provider and providers participate in Coast Guard and State of Alaska child subsidy programs. Providers are inspected on scheduled and unscheduled visits.

Spouses looking for a rewarding career that will allow them to stay at home, earn money and provide a much needed service to the Coast Guard community, check out the FCC program. Contact the Family Resource Specialist in the Kodiak Work Life Office at 800-USCGWLS Ext. 563.

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