Child Development Centers

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson has a total of five Child Development Centers (CDCs). All our centers are equipped to provide a safe and nurturing environment to each child. We provide many hands-on activities with an emphasis on child-initiated play experiences. All five CDCs are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and participate in the USDA Food Program* to provide nutritious meals and snacks for the children, which includes formula (specific brands only) and baby food. Reservations may be made at the centers for hourly and daily care on a space-available basis for children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. A part-day preschool program is also available for children 3-5 years old. All centers are equal opportunity providers.

All requests for care are now done on-line through the new DoD program more information on Child and Youth Programs, stop by the Central Registration Office (inside Kodiak CDC) located at 6 Chilkoot Ave. JBER-R, or call 907-384-1510/2514 to make an appointment.

* For more information on the USDA Food Program, call Sue Long (552-7840). In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington D.C.  20250-9410 or call (800) 795.3272 or (202) 720.6382 (TTY).

Below is the list of centers with their hours of operation, location, and contact number. Please call for more information.

Denali Hours of Operation
Bldg. 7377 – 15th St. JBER-Elmendorf
Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 552-8304
Katmai Hours of Operation
Bldg. 7181 – 11th St.  JBER-Elmendorf 
Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 552-2697/5113
Sitka Hours of Operation
Bldg. 6376 – 15th St.  JBER-Elmendorf 
Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 552-6403
Kodiak Hours of Operation
Bldg. 6 – Chilkoot Ave. JBER-Richardson
Hourly Reservations 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Morning Preschool 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Afternoon Preschool 1 – 4 p.m.
Phone: 384-1510/2514
Fax: 384-2472
Talkeetna Hours of Operation
Bldg. 11 – 2nd St.  JBER-Richardson 
Mon – Fri 6 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Phone: 384-0686