Childcare in Anchorage - Mothering Forums
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 7 Old 03-10-2010, 07:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
Ak Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hi momma,

Ok, so I had to make the decision to go back to work, and I have a 4y.o. I will need full time childcare for. I am starting to freak out. I've been in contact with thread (childcare connection) and have a list of homes/centers...but I am not impressed. Does anyone have any recommendations and ones to avoid? You can PM if you want. At this point, I might even go out of my way if I have to, but I am in Nunaka Valley, I drop my older son off downtown and then will make my way down C St. to Raspberry Rd. So anywhere along that route would be preferable...but I'm getting desperate.

Thanks!
Ak Mom is offline  
#2 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 01:09 AM
 
happyblessedmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 635
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No personal experience, but my SIL used Spenard Kiddy Drop and was decently satisfied with them. I hope you find a provider that makes you & your kiddo(s) comfortable.

Mom of 7, ages 12, 11, 8, 6, 4, 3, and 18 months!grouphug.gif
happyblessedmama is offline  
#3 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 02:55 AM
 
roadfamily6now's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Anchorage, ALASKA
Posts: 4,272
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my neighbor runs an in home day care down here in Scenic Park. Kinda out of your way though.
roadfamily6now is offline  
#4 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 03:05 AM
 
liza-s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My 2 year old DS is at Hillcrest Childrens Center on gov't hill (baby girl starting there in 3 weeks) - It's fairly convenient to get to from downtown and then buzz down C St., but would be slightly out of way. I'm happy with them - and DS loves it.

Liza - Bird watching, tree hugging, dirt eating, kinda-crunchy momma to my cub (3) and bird (1). treehugger.gifcold.gifdust.gifflower.gif
liza-s is offline  
#5 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 03:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
Ak Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks Liza-I got their number and will call tomorrow. Anyone else, please????
Ak Mom is offline  
#6 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 01:26 PM
 
akgrown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Fort Richardson, AK
Posts: 15
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER SUNFLOWER. They are horrible.

Kelsey, married to a U.S. Soldier, expecting our first baby (due August 9th.)
akgrown is offline  
#7 of 7 Old 03-11-2010, 04:05 PM
 
liza-s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Alaska
Posts: 525
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Mistee - Good luck. A friend of mine just moved her son to Midnight Sun Montessori. They are hoping to move into the Airport Heights neighborhood (in the fall I think) which would also be on your commute route.

PM me if you want any more info - from a parent - after you talk to Hillcrest.

Liza - Bird watching, tree hugging, dirt eating, kinda-crunchy momma to my cub (3) and bird (1). treehugger.gifcold.gifdust.gifflower.gif
liza-s is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off