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Tanaina Child Development Center

3211 Providence Drive#142
Anchorage, AK 99508

Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Tanaina fosters the individual potential of each child by offering opportunities for children to make new friends, learn from new experiences, and explore new places. To do this, we strive to be a model of excellence in childcare for students, parents, and the community by offering a quality child development program."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Rainbows 16 months to 24 months,
Ducklings 25 months to 30 months, &
Dolphins 31 months to 35 months:
7:00am Tanaina Opens/ Free Choice
7:30am Breakfast Served/ Free Choice
8:00am Breakfast Closed/ Free Choice
8:15am Toddler transition from Preschool Area
8:30am Morning Snack Opens/ Free Choice
9:30am Morning Snack Closed/ Outside Play/Vigorous Physical Activity
10:30am Planned Activities
11:15am Circle Time
11:30am Lunch is served
12:00pm Rest/Nap Time
2:30pm Afternoon Snack Opens
3:30pm Afternoon Snack Closed/ Outside Play/Vigorous Physical Activity
4:30 Free Choice
6:00pm Day Program Ends
Moose 36 months to 4 years:
7:00am Tanaina Opens/ Free Choice Time
7:30am Breakfast Served/ Free Choice time
8:00am Breakfast Closed/ Free Choice Time
8:30am Morning Snack Opens/ Free Choice Time
9:30am Morning Snack Closed/ Free Choice Time/ Food experiences
10:00am Circle Time
10:25am Get ready for outside

otty break
10:30am Outside Play/Vigorous Physical Activity
11:15am Books on Tape
11:30am Lunch is served
12:00pm Rest/Nap Time
12:30pm Quiet play for awake children
2:30pm Lights on/ Potty Break/ Afternoon Snack/ Free Choice Time
3:30pm Circle time/ Phonics
4:20pm Potty Break. Get Ready for outside
4:30pm Outside Play/Vigorous Physical Activity
6:00pm Day Program Ends
Honeybees 49 months to 5 years:
7:00am Tanaina Opens/ Free Choice Time
7:30am Breakfast Served/ Free Choice Time
8:00am Breakfast Closed/ Free Choice Time
8:30am Morning Snack Opens/ Free Choice Time
9:30am Morning Snack Closed/ Free Choice Time
9:45am Group/Circle Time
10:00am Planned Activities
10:30am Outside Play/Vigorous Physical Activity
11:15am Lunch is served
11:45am Transition (clean up)
12:15pm Rest/ Nap Time
12:45pm Quiet play for awake children
2:30pm Lights on/ Potty Break/ Afternoon Snack/ Free Choice Time
3:30pm Transition (clean up)
3:45pm Group Time
4:30pm Outside Play/Vigorous Physical Activity
5:30 Free Choice Time
6:00pm Day Program End"
Excerpted from the preschool's website