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Mission Statement

Tanaina Child Development Center collaborates with families and the community to foster children’s social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive development. We promote a love for learning and a foundation for school success, through a developmentally appropriate curriculum, while providing play-based childcare services.   Our core values include trust, collaboration, inspired learning, respect and inclusiveness.


Drawing on several approaches to early childhood care and education, Tanaina recognizes every child as an individual who is growing and learning at his/her own rate with special interests, strengths, and needs. The Tanaina curriculum is emergent and integrated. Teachers partner with the children to identify topics of interest and design activities around those topics.

program information

Tanaina is licensed by the Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing department. Tanaina offers 3. 4 and 5 day programs. Rates are dependent on number of days enrolled.  Tanaina operates Monday - Friday from 6:30am to 7:30pm. Child Care Assistance through multiple programs is accepted.



Tanaina's enrollment process includes an application process, requires current physical and vaccination records and 50% of your child's first months tuition in order to secure their space.  We are currently full but accepting wait list applications.