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"My child attended this daycare for a year. Throughout that year, I witnessed the quality of the daycare reduce significantly. During my child's time there," there were several staff members that came and went and there would be no acknowledgement or reason for the teacher’s absence. I witnessed the staff members and teachers whispering and gossiping daily as I would arrive to pick my child up. The owner
is extremely rude and has absolutely no people skills. Some days she will walk by and speak and on other days she would not. The focus is no longer on learning in this facility. The staff members are overpaid baby sitters. The curriculum that I paid for was not being implemented. There are over 30 students in the 3 year old classes with only one teacher and
to supervise. My child had a new teacher and within weeks the teacher disappeared. No one decided to share this information with the parents. I had to ask management, and they stated that things did not work out with that teacher. I was assured that my child would have a new teacher within a week, but 2 months later there was no new teacher. There was a teenage girl in the class that the management said was "helping them out until they find a replacement". Initially I was reluctant to remove my child from this daycare (absolutely will not call it a learning academy) because I did not want to take my child from their friends, but I am finding that most of them have been switched to other facilities as well. Upon enrolling my child, the staff assured me that spanish and sign language would be taught, but my child was never taught any. They pride themselves on the fact that there are no tv's in the classrooms, however they take the children into the theater to watch disney movies daily. There were several days I arrived to pick up my child and the class would be empty. I would ask management or other teaches where the class was. They would respond by shrugging their shoulders and saying look in a different room. This is not what any parent should experience after being away from their child the full work day. This facility does not keep parents updated on their child’s progress. There are no report cards or learning updates provided. I would not recommend anyone take their child to this daycare. It is not a comfortable environment for children and there is not focus on learning.

-takeshia D.

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"They are great and very professional. They have a curriculum and are very hands on. The meals are pretty good and they make them everyday. The director, Miss
" , is extremely professional and does an excellent job at running the program. They get the parents involved, as well. It is well worth the money and they even have a daycare assistance program. I am having a baby this year and I would be comfortable trusting them with my
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-Sipriana M.

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We stopped by without an appointment for a tour. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. When the time came, they were able to open a spot for my daughter. She has been going for 2 weeks now and is doing really well. The teachers work with the children to help them develop age appropriate skills. My daughter is always happy at this facility.
- Christina K.
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My daughter really struggled with the transition from staying at home to daycare but GKA did so good with her. They would work with her one on one and provide her with what she needed at the time to adjust. She also had a hard time adjusting to napping on a schedule and they were just so accommodating to her needs and schedule until she caught on. She now enjoys going there and doesn't want to leave at the end of the day. This is just such a great place and everyone who works there is so amazing and genuine towards the kids.
- Amanda H.
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The teachers and staff provide superb and consistent pre-school and after school services for my grandson. The school is in our local community and the student/teacher ratio seems appropriate. My grandson loves attending their school…he happily jumps into activities when he arrives in the morning. When I pick him up in the evening he is playing with other children or one of the teachers. The facility has a nice fenced playground with sand footing. Homework projects, reading logs and monthly lesson plans are all sent home to keep family informed on what the children are learning!
- Margaret W.
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The person who gave us the tour did a fine job. She seemed knowledgable and invested in the daycare center. What we didn't like were:
1) The facility - it seemed more gloomy and cluttered and closed in than other centers we toured.
2) The level of professionalism of some staff/teachers -dressed in dirty, holy clothes, had greasy hair...it just turned me off. That aside, she was kind and engaged with our child in the 5 minutes she saw her.
3) The menu. ATROCIOUS. Some of the menu items for lunch were: corn dogs, pizza rolls, chicken nuggets... I asked why they fed this stuff to kids and whether there were other options and was told "This food is FDA approved and kid friendly." That's not food and it's not friendly to anyone - it's laden with toxic additives.
What we did like:
1) The responsiveness of the staff
2) The price. It was cheaper than comparable options. It is not accredited but I'm not sure how much that matters for kids as young as mine.
We ended up choosing a bilingual school that serves organic food.
- Amy W.
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My wife and I have been taking our son to
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since October of this year. As he is our first child and in daycare for the first time we really did not know what to expect. We called and took a tour with
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that week. They had several openings in the Infant room and we were able to get in without a wait list immediately.
Everything has exceeded our expectations in just a few short months. The teachers in the infant room that he is in are amazing and genuinely seem to have his best interest at heart. They sometimes text us pictures and are in constant contact throughout the day.
You are responsible for all of the diapers, wipes, formula/breastmilk when your child is in the infant room. For 4 days a week we are paying $255/week. It is a bit pricey but you do get what you pay for. We have needed to change which day of the week he doesn't come several times, and they are more than willing to work with our schedule when we need them to. Every time i drop him off or pick him up, the teachers never seem overwhelmed and they always have a good handle on the small class size.
The director
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is great and is always very proactive about keeping us in the loop.
I would absolutely recommend this
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to anyone looking for child care.
- Adam W.
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The staff was warm and friendly and the facility is nice. I did not feel they provided enough structure for kids and the classroom size was too large. My son was 1 at the time and I would watch him on video playing alone the days he was there. They never seemed to have a structured curriculum for learning for. We moved our son after 2 weeks, he never warmed to them.
- Venitia L.
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They have done a great job so far. Our son seems to really like going there, and smiles a lot at the teachers. I have no issues and we plan on using them as long as we stay in the area.
- Josh B.
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I originally enrolled my son in one of the chain child care centers but after being there to observe, I had an uneasy feeling about the cleanliness of the facility and care givers as well as the lack of hands-on attention they provided the babies. Therefore, I withdrew him from the center after one day and began the
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for other care. During my tour of one of the more reputable child care centers, it was mentioned they refer parents to
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when there are no immediate openings at their facility. I had only heard of
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by name since I had no desire to place my son in an in-home daycare and had not even considered that possibility. I am so, so glad that I gave it a shot and scheduled my visit.
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has been a true blessing. I immediately enrolled my son and we have both been very content from the first day. You get the best of both types of child care - the quality and "curriculum" of a facility daycare with the comfort and feel of an in-home setting. The teachers/care givers are fantastic with the babies/infants/toddlers and they've all become like family. My son is genuinely happy when we arrive everyday. Give
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a visit - you won't be disappointed! I gave a "B" for price because it is a little expensive, but the price is comparable to other child care facilities in the local
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and worth it since the teacher/child ratio is smaller.

- Michelle S.

All Childcare Centers in Anchorage, AK

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ALASKA FAMILY CHILD CARE ASSN

2221 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

ALASKA FAMILY CHILD CARE FOOD

7011 Old Seward Hwy
Anchorage

ALASKA NANNIES

645 G ST
Anchorage

AMAZING GRACE PRESCHOOL

10830 ELMORE RD
Anchorage

ANCHORAGE COOPERATIVE PRE-SCHL

3031 LATOUCHE ST
Anchorage

Anchorage Montessori School

5001 Northwood Dr
Anchorage

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

3606 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

2500 ABBOTT RD
Anchorage

BUILDING BLOCKS CHILD DEVMNT

5565 CHILKOOT CT
Anchorage

BUTTERFLY CHILDREN'S CTR

3300 W NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

C J'S CHILD CARE

3113 ROSE ST
Anchorage

CAMAI CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR

13030 BRANDON ST
Anchorage

CAMP FIRE ALASKA COUNCIL

161 Klevin St Ste 100
Anchorage

CAMP FIRE USA AK COUNCIL

3933 PATTERSON ST
Anchorage

CAMP FIRE USA AK COUNCIL

11900 JUNIPER ST
Anchorage

CAROLYN'S DAY CARE

3860 MCMAHON AVE
Anchorage

CAROUSEL CHILD CARE CTR

6370 DEBARR RD
Anchorage

CHILD CARE CONNECTION

3350 COMMERCIAL DR
Anchorage

CHILDREN'S WORLD MONTESSORI

7423 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

CHILDS EARLY LEARNING CTR

7231 MEADOW ST
Anchorage

CHINOOK SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

3101 W 88TH AVE
Anchorage

CHRIST OUR SAVIOR LUTHERAN PRE

1612 OCEANVIEW DR
Anchorage

CHRISTINE'S CUDDLE BUGS

8421 E 3RD AVE
Anchorage

CRYSTAL CHILD CTR

3020 MINNESOTA DR
Anchorage

CUDDLES & LULLABIES

7231 CHAD ST
Anchorage

DAYCARE DEPOT

8885 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

DEE'S CHILDCARE SVC

1210 LATOUCHE ST
Anchorage

DENALI SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

148 E 9TH AVE
Anchorage

DUSK TILL DAWN HOME CHILD CARE

7446 BERN ST
Anchorage

EAST ANCHORAGE PRESCHOOL

1660 PATTERSON ST
Anchorage

EASTER SEALS

750 D ST
Anchorage

FAITH DAY CARE & LEARNING CTR

4240 WISCONSIN ST
Anchorage

FALISE CHILD CARE

5700 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CT
Anchorage

GAN YELADIM PRE-SCHOOL

3327 FAIRBANKS ST
Anchorage

GARDEN MONTESSORI

12855 OLD SEWARD HWY
Anchorage

GINGERBREAD CHILD CARE CTR

4520 SHELIKOF ST
Anchorage

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

8427 JEWEL LAKE RD
Anchorage

GRAMMA'S WEE CARE

10104 THIMBLE BERRY DR
Anchorage

HEAVENLY SUNSHINE KIDDIE CARE

6721 FOOTHILL DR
Anchorage

HILLCREST CHILDREN'S CTR INC

900 HOLLYWOOD DR
Anchorage

HOP TO IT PLAY CARE

3104 GLENN DON DR
Anchorage

HOPE LUTHERAN PRESCHOOL

1847 W NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

HUFFMAN SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

12000 LORRAINE ST
Anchorage

IMAGINATION STATION

300 E 56TH AVE
Anchorage

IMPACT FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM

1345 RUDAKOF CIR
Anchorage

IVORY TOWER DAYCARE

4011 E 7TH AVE
Anchorage

JOY GREISEN JEWISH EDUCATION

7525 E NORTHERN LIGHTS BLVD
Anchorage

KID'S CORPS INC

3710 E 20TH AVE
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

3350 COMMERCIAL DR
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

1251 MULDOON RD
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

101 DAVIS ST
Anchorage

KIDS' CORPS INC

6927 OLD SEWARD HWY 106
Anchorage

KING'S KIDS CHILDCARE

12101 BRAYTON DR
Anchorage

KLEVER KIDS

500 E BENSON BLVD
Anchorage

KOZY KID KARE

6724 CRANBERRY ST
Anchorage

LAKE OTIS SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CR

3331 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

LANA'S DAYCARE

6420 WINCHESTER ST
Anchorage

LEARNING CENTER AT BAYSHORE

3131 AMBER BAY LOOP
Anchorage

LEMON TREE PRESCHOOL

3901 RASPBERRY RD
Anchorage

LIL-STAR HOME PRESCHOOL

2506 COLLIE HILL WAY
Anchorage

LILLIPUT CHILD CTR

4923 E 6TH AVE
Anchorage

LITTLE MUNCHKIN'S CHILD CARE

1621 PARKWAY DR
Anchorage

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE

3720 RASPBERRY RD
Anchorage

LITTLE RED SCHOOL HOUSE

8620 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

MCALISTER DAYCARE

10149 THIMBLE BERRY DR
Anchorage

MIDNIGHT SUN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1901 SPENARD RD
Anchorage

MIDNIGHT SUN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

2824 KIMBERLIE CT
Anchorage

MOMS

6807 Spruce St
Anchorage

MORNING STAR CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

8220 BRIARWOOD ST
Anchorage

NEW HORIZONS PRESCHOOL

1801 OMALLEY RD
Anchorage

NORA'S ARK

6124 E 12TH AVE
Anchorage

NORTH STAR SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CR

605 W FIREWEED LN
Anchorage

NORTHERN LIGHTS PRESCHOOL

703 W NORTHERN LIGHTS
Anchorage

OMA'S IGLOO

7732 E 4TH AVE
Anchorage

PAM'S DAYCARE

8003 PARKRIDGE CIR
Anchorage

PLAY TIME DAYCARE

2318 SUCCESS DR
Anchorage

PROFESSIONAL CHILD CARE

434 IRWIN ST
Anchorage

PUFFIN HEIGHTS MONTESSORI SCHL

1000 W 20TH AVE
Anchorage

RAY'S CHILD CARE & LEARNING

1738 N. Chest Circle
Palmer

RUGRATZ

800 W 86TH AVE
Anchorage

RURAL CAP CHILD DEVELOPMENT

545 E 5th Ave
Anchorage

S W ENTERPRISES

7131 ARLENE ST
Anchorage

SAAKAAYA CHILDREN'S CTR

1321 L ST
Anchorage

SAFE HAVEN CHILD CARE ED CTR

615 HOLLYWOOD DR
Anchorage

SILVER UNICORN DAYCARE

1700 ROOSEVELT DR
Anchorage

SPRING HILL SCHOOL-AGE CHILD

9911 LAKE OTIS PKWY
Anchorage

ST MARY'S CREATIVE PLAYSCHOOL

2222 E TUDOR RD
Anchorage

STARBRIGHT EARLY LEARNING CTR

3531 E TUDOR RD
Anchorage

SUNFLOWER PRESCHOOL

2500 BONIFACE PKWY
Anchorage

SUSITNA SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CARE

7500 TYONE CT
Anchorage

TLC CHILD CARE

7920 WILLIWA AVE
Anchorage

TRAILSIDE SCHOOL-AGE CHILD CR

5151 ABBOTT RD
Anchorage

TWEETY & TAZ CHILD CARE

3424 THOMPSON AVE
Anchorage

ZION LUTHERAN PRE-SCHOOL

2100 BONIFACE PKWY
Anchorage

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