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Staff Training Conference

Clubs open all day, every day, Mon - Fri!

Clubs open all day, every day, Mon - Fri!

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Staff Training Conference

Staff Training Conference

6 Weeks -5 Years

Early Childhood Program – 6 Weeks - 5 Years

The Child Development Center is located at the Woodland Park Campus, 2300 W 36th Ave, in Anchorage. Our program is open Monday – Friday, 7:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Early Childhood Program – Berry Patch

Our Berry Patch program provides safe, healthy, nurturing and responsive childcare for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. The Berry Patch offers a variety of educational opportunities that reflect the individual and group needs of the children we serve and special emphasis is placed on activities that develop self-confidence, self-expression, positive social interaction, and self-reliance.


Koalas & Pandas: 6 weeks - 12 months


Capacity: 8 Infants in each room

Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 4 infants

Boys & Girls Clubs Child Development Center staff recognize that each infant is unique and special. There is no set schedule for infants; instead we follow the patterns we observe from the infants themselves. Our caregivers quickly respond to each child’s needs, developing an infant’s sense of trust which encourages the infant to explore and develop at their own pace.


Penguins: 12 - 18 months – non walking


Capacity: 8 toddlers

Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 4 infants

Our Penguin room is designed to meet the needs of children transitioning from infant to toddler. The room is designed to give the youngest toddlers a chance to develop their motor skills at a pace that is comfortable to them. Children are supported in their exploration as they improve their motor skills, learn to eat independently, and expand their communication skills.


Polar Bears: 12-18 months - walking


Capacity: 10 toddlers

Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 5 infants

Our Polar Bear room is designed to meet the needs of children transitioning from infant to toddler. The room is designed to give the youngest toddlers a chance to develop their motor skills at a pace that is comfortable to them. Children are supported in their exploration as they improve their motor skills, learn to eat independently, and expand their communication skills.


Ducklings & Monkeys: 19 - 36 months


Capacity: 12 toddlers in each room

Ratio: One caregiver for every six toddlers

The toddler years are a time when children develop their own independence. They can distinguish colors and shapes and their friends and teachers from other children and adults. They learn to dress themselves, use the bathroom, feed themselves, get along with others, and play independently. Toddlers depend on a consistent routine to safely explore the world around them. Our older toddlers, the Ducklings, participate in many activities that develop both gross and fine motor skills. They are developing their language and communication skills and vigorously explore their environments.


Kangaroos: 2 years


Capacity: 12 children

Ratio: 1 caregiver to every 6 children

The Kangaroo room helps the oldest toddlers develop independent skills needed for the Pre-K rooms as well as finalizing their potty training. These children work on their independent skills in a supportive environment that encourages self help skills and communication.


Grasshoppers & Dragonflies: 3 - 5 years


Capacity: 20 pre-school children

Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 10 children

Our pre-school program (split into three rooms based on age and development) develops language skills in a print rich environment. Children begin to use practical applications of basic mathematics through counting games and block play. They develop their sense of creativity through open-ended art projects. Learning centers are set up within the room with their interest and invite the development of multiple intelligences.


Geckos: 4 – 5 years


Capacity: 20 pre-school children

Ratio: 1 caregiver for every 10 children

Our oldest pre-school program develops carries on with the development of language in a print rich environment and dives into phonics and sight words. Children continue to use practical applications of basic mathematics through counting games and block play. They develop their sense of creativity through open-ended art projects. They explore the world of science though hands on experiments and activities. Learning centers are set up within the room to pique their interest and invite the development of multiple intelligences. Children explore the community through field trips and guess speakers.