School Aged Childcare

The School Age Program

The School Age Program at the Child Development Center is a licensed childcare program operating before and after school during the school year and all day during the summer. The Program serves youth ages 5 to 12 years.

The School Age Program offers activities that reflect the developmental needs of the children, striving to develop self-confidence, self-expression, positive social interaction, and self-reliance.

Programs are focused on learning center-based curriculum in seven key areas:
* Artistic Expression
* Music & Movement
* Dramatic Play
* Outside Play
* Literacy
* Science & Technology
* Manipulatives (Construction Play)

During the school year, homework help is provided through our PowerHour Program, which helps children build intrinsic motivation, and understand the benefits of completing their homework on a daily basis.  Furthermore, the staff are able to assist children with their homework, ensuring the kids return to school with the confidence of knowing their work is done well and complete!

School Aged Programs are offered at two sites, The Child Development Center at the Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club and Turnagain Elementary School.

Ages served vary by site, so please review site-specific information below.

Registration/enrollment is on a space available basis.

Grizzlies : 5 – 10 years old
Capacity: 20 elementary school aged children
Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 10 children

The Grizzlies classroom provides before and after school care, including transportation to and from school, for children attending Willow Crest, Lake Hood, Sand Lake, and Northwood elementary schools.

The Grizzlies operate full-day during the summer months.

Location: Woodland Park Child Development Center, 2300 W. 36th Ave, Anchorage 99517

Turnagain Elementary School: 5 – 12 years
Capacity: 40 school aged children attending Turnagain Elementary
Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 10 children

The Turnagain Elementary site operates during the school year and is closed during the summer.

Location: On-Site at Turnagain Elementary School

Transportation for School Age Programs
The program offers van routes for before school drop-off and after school pick-up.

Please contact us for the current transportation schedule and schools served.

If you are interested in registering your child for the Child Development Center, please click -> New Family Registration! Complete the process online and staff will contact you the next business day.

The Child Development Center is located at the Woodland Park Boys & Girls Club, 2300 W 36th Ave, Anchorage, AK  99517.

Business hours are Monday – Friday 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

If you have questions, please call 907-249-5400 or e-mail!

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