Parent Information

Parent Handbook
Parent Handbook
Enrollment forms
Enrollment forms
Rates and Payments
Rates and Payments
COVID-19 Plan
COVID-19 Plan

Operating Schedule

Little Bears is open:
7 AM to 6 PM
Monday to Friday

Closed for the following days:

  • New Years Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • President’s Day
  • ASD Spring Break
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Friday of Forest Fair
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday)
  • Professional Development Days (announced at the start of every fall school year).
  • Holiday Break (announced at the start of every fall school year)


How do I pay tuition?

Standard methods of payment are cash, check (written out to Little Bears Playhouse), or bank transfer (please contact the Director for the account number).


What if I can’t pick up my child? Can someone else do it?

The parent or parent designee is required to pick the child up. Your designated pick-up person needs to be listed on the child’s emergency card and will be required to show ID if we are unfamiliar with them. If no one is available or can’t be reached the family can discuss child care with a teacher on duty.


What if I am late for picking my child up?

You are required to call the facility to alert the staff of your delay. Depending on the length of stay you can have your designated emergency contact pick your child up or there will be a fee of $5 per minute for any child picked up after 6 p.m., paid to the teacher on duty.


What if I decide not to attend or need to pull my child out of school before the end of the session?

There are no make-ups or credits allowed for sick days, vacation days, or no-shows. If You choose to end your enrollment or change your reservation, families are asked to provide a 30-day written notice. Without proper notice, you will be responsible for paying one month’s tuition regardless of attendance.


Where can I get more information about family services available in Alaska?

The State of Alaska’s Department of Health and Social Services has lots of information for families with children available on the Alaska DHSS website and a list of state resources available HERE.