I highly recommend Room to Grow Preschool (formerly Our Village Preschool). My kids have been going there full-time since last June. They are nearly 4, and up until very recently the preschool was only for 30 mos and up and potty-trained, but the school just got licensed for 12 mos. and up. The school fits very well with our parenting and general life philsophies (child-centered, eco friendly, often organic snacks, compost pile on the playground, etc.) and the head teachers all have degrees in early childhood ed. I'm not sure about the infant teacher, since they are only starting taking infants as of May 1. The school is currently in the basement of the unitarian church, but they are moving because the church is not renewing their lease. They are moving into a huge duplex with a big yard in the neighborhood behind Sears. While we're disappointed that the environment won't be as rural as it is now (the playground was literally in the woods), the teachers are committed to making the most out of the space they have as they can. I know there's a waitlist for preschool age kids, but not sure if there's yet a waitlist for the infants. Feel free to ask any questions. Also, you can call the director directly. Her name is Leah Tucker. She's a retired Head Start teacher and has an absolute passion for early childhood education. 451-7475<br><br>
Good luck in your search! Finding quality child care is such a stressor.<br><br>
Any daycare you can get into! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br><br>
No, seriously, any daycare is difficult in Fairbanks, good daycare even more so.<br>
I've heard good things about Room to Grow, as well. And lately I've heard good things about Kid'N Around.<br><br>
My dd goes to Enep'ut, but I know there's a long waiting list. I've got things I love love love about that place, and a few things I'm not fond of. But, overall, it's good, and it's a good place for my dd, and getting better. The staff genuinely care about my child, communicate about how she's doing, and are generally great.
Thanks for the recs. I talked to a friend here about Room to Grow and she echoes all the good stuff about it. It sounds like a great place. I called today and am waiting to talk to the director. If for some reason the list is already two miles long, we'll take a look elsewhere, Kidn' Around and Enep'ut.<br>