Enrollment

IMG_7301 On or before your child’s first visit, you must fill out an Emergency Information Record and return the required Statement of Understanding from this handbook.  You must also provide a copy of your child’s immunization record (or an approved exemption form), a recent physical exam and the $50 membership fee by your second visit.  Physical exams must be updated annually for children up to age 5 and must be signed by an MD, DO or nurse practitioner.  You will be asked to review and update the Emergency Information Record quarterly.  We reserve the right to turn down any child whose records are not complete.  The records are kept at Little Bears and all information kept within a child’s file will remain confidential.

We offer two sessions per year:  The school year session coincides with the Anchorage School District, mid-August through May 31st.  The summer session runs June 1st through mid-August.  The minimum commitment for enrollment is one full day per week (or equivalent – two ½ days).  Once a child is enrolled, you must give 30 days written notice to cancel or change your reservation.  Without proper notice, you will be responsible for paying one month’s tuition, regardless of attendance.  Drop in reservations will be accommodated on a space available basis.IMG_7211

Before your child’s first day, you must schedule an orientation visit.  During this visit, parent and child spend time getting acquainted with the teachers, classmates and classroom environment.  Please plan on spending about one hour for your first visit.

What to bring (to be stored in child’s cubby)

  1. Lunch (see food section)
  2. One full change of clothing (more if potty training)
  3. Indoor shoes
  4. Appropriate outdoor clothing and footwear
  5. Diapers and wipes (if needed)
  6. Blanket or comfort item for rest time (optional)

What NOT to bring

  1. Toys from home (not allowed)IMG_7210
  2. Candy, gum or sweets

Little Bears does not discriminate against families in admission on the basis of sex, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, race, religion, color, national origin, age or physical disability.