Wait List

Thank you for your interest in Tanaina Child Development Center! We understand that finding high quality child care can be a stressful journey. We invite you to come in a tour our program and ask questions to make sure you and your child will feel comfortable in our environment. 

When your family is offered a space at Tanaina, you will have 48 business hours to accept or decline your space. You may defer your acceptance twice. A no reply will result in deletion from the wait list. If you accept your space, we will welcome you in for a meeting with the Executive Director to tour again and go over the Enrollment Application and Family Handbook. We want to be sure your placement here will be the best fit for your family and child's needs.

We do require a 3-5 day transition time for your child. We ask that you accompany them during those transition days. They are at no cost to you, but will help your child enter our program with greater ease and acceptance. It also allows you to get to know the routine and teachers as well.

Currently, wait time for enrollment is at 12 months.

Preference on our wait list is as follows:

  1. Full Time & Part Time UA Students
  2. Faculty & Employees of University of Alaska
  3. University of Alaska Alumni
  4. General Community Members
University of Alaska preference will expire Fall 2015. At that time all applications will default to "Application Date". If you have any questions, please feel free to call, or email, the Executive Director at 786-1340.


If you wish to place your child on Tanaina's wait list, please go to our
Online Wait List Registration.