Guidelines to consider in your process of selecting care for your child:

We understand that it can be difficult it is to leave your child in someone else’s care.  Because of this, we deeply value the trust you place in us on a daily basis.  Therefore, we strive to build this trust by being professional, dependable, honest, and most importantly, caring for your child the same way we would want our own children to be cared for.  We feel that good communication between parent and provider is essential in the building of a quality daycare, and we want you to feel completely confident and reassured when you leave your child in our care.  If you have questions that are not addressed on our website, please contact us directly by phone or email.  We want to develop a center that best serves your family needs and desires.


Choosing care for your child is a significant decision.

  • When you entrust the care of your child to another person, you are making an important decision.  Visit, ask questions and carefully compare several programs.  Licensed care includes child care and educational homes and centers.  Your choice depends on what you want and need for your child.

Licensing is a key to quality childcare.

  • It promotes good care by setting basic standards.  Before a center or home is granted a child care license, it must meet health, safety, and program requirements (see summary on back of this sheet).  A Child and Adult Care Specialist from the State of Alaska visits and inspects the facility and investigates complaints.  The goal of licensing is to prevent risks to children; however, licensing cannot guarantee that a facility meets all requirements at all times.

You as an informed parent are a key to quality childcare.

  • Parents are responsible for choosing and monitoring their child’s care.  Licensing specialists visit one to four times a year, but you visit each time you take your child.  Visit unexpectedly sometimes or in the middle of the day.  Keep an eye on the quality of care.  What do you see when you visit?  Is the environment safe?  Are caregivers capable and nurturing?  How many children are present?  Are meals nutritious?  Are activities appropriate?  Watch how your infant responds to the program and listen to what your child says.  You are the person best able to decide whether child care meets your standards for safety, health, and quality.

If you have questions or concerns about your child’s care.

  • Discuss concerns with your caregiver.  Talk to the caregiver if you observe health or safety problems or if you feel the program needs improvement.  If you are still concerned, or if you believe children may be in danger or a standard is violated, contact the local licensing office.  The licensing office will investigate your complaint.  Address and phone of the local licensing office:

Child Care Program Office
3601 C St. Suite 140
Anchorage, AK 99524
907.269.4500
CCPO@alaska.gov





THE FIRST TEACHER

 

As your childs' first teacher, you play a big part in how well your son or daughter does in school.

 

PARTNER WITH US

 

We invite you to work with our teachers to help students get all they can out of their growing years.

PARENT’S ROLE

​​​​​​​Enrollment

 

We are so glad that you are considering Tree of Life Child Development Center as a place your family could feel safe, cared for, and valued.  Download the following documents to gain a better understanding of our services or to enroll your child.  If you have any additional questions or concerns that are not addressed within these documents, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Parent Handbook
Enrollment Packet