Tanaina's enrollment process includes an application, requires current physical, 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. When offered a spot you'll need to submit an enrollment application. You can access the enrollment application here. For the Summer Program enrollment application click here.


Thank you for your interest in Tanaina Child Development Center! We understand that finding high quality child care can be a stressful journey. We invite you to schedule a tour of our program and ask questions to make sure you and your child will feel comfortable in our environment.  If you feel Tanaina Child Development would be a good for your child you can enroll in our waitlist by filling out the application. Please note there is a $75 application fee due before the waitlist application is submitted. To enroll your child on the waitlist please click the PayPal link below. 

When your family is offered a space at Tanaina, you will have 48 business hours to accept or decline your space. You may defer your acceptance twice. A no reply will result in deletion from the wait list. If you accept your space, we will welcome you in for a meeting with the Executive Director to tour again and go over the Enrollment Application and Family Handbook. We want to be sure your placement here will be the best fit for your family and child's needs.

Parents are welcome to attend the first several days of care with their child as they ease into the transition process. This also provides parents the opportunity to become familiar with each child's environment, daily schedule, classmates and teachers.

Preference on our wait list is as follows:

l. Siblings of currently enrolled Alaska Regional Hospital Employees
ll. Siblings of currently enrolled children
lll. Alaska Regional Employees
lV. General Community Members

Please contact the Executive Director with any questions regarding the enrollment process HERE.