About our Child Watch Program

This program provides before and after school care for children ages 6-12, generally Kindergarten-6th Grade. It also operates for the full day on most inservice days and school breaks. Child Watch is an excellent supplemental service for students in regular attendance in Anchor Lutheran School’s elementary school program. We also offer this service to students from the community, and for students who attend the nearby Campbell Elementary School we offer a convenient shuttle bus service to and from our campus.



Purpose/Philosophy

All programs at Anchor Lutheran share the desire and responsibility to provide a sound Christian environment that strives to nurture each child treating them with love and respect. Sharing with children the message of love and forgiveness given to us by our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus is an integral part of all programs.

Goals

Our program goals include striving to instill self-confidence, to build self-esteem and to help provide for the growth and development of each child. We work to assist children in developing school readiness, faith in God and the ability to make positive life choices.

Requirements

Children ages 6-12 are eligible for our before-and-after school program, Child Watch. All children and their families are welcome to our program, regardless of sex, age, pregnancy, color, race, ethnic origin, religion, physical handicap or any other legally protected status as per Alaska Statute (AS) 18:80:23 and Anchorage Municipal Code (AMC) 5.20.05.

Licensing

Anchor Lutheran School Early Childhood Program is licensed by the regulatory agency for licensed child care centers in Anchorage (Municipality of Anchorage, Department of Health and Human Services Child and Adult Care Office) as a Care and Education Center. This agency supervises, monitors, and investigates complaints involving child care centers. A licensing specialist is assigned to our program. You may contact (907) 343-4758 or 343-4206 for additional information or stop by the office located at 825 “L” Street, 3rd floor.

Snacks

We provide healthy snacks each morning and afternoon. Each snack consists of two components from the following list: a dairy or protein product, a grain product, a vegetable, a fruit, fruit juice or milk. Please remember to indicate on the application form if your child has any food allergies. We will substitute another food or drink if needed or ask you to provide snacks for your child in the case of extreme allergic reactions.

Student Records

All personnel will maintain confidentiality regarding a child and the child’s family. However, Municipality of Anchorage Child & Adult Care Department & designees will review compliance of our records and examine records during inspections.

Learning and Disabilities

We strive to meet the needs of all children. If staff cannot meet a child’s needs, we will suggest agencies through which parents can find a program better qualified to meet their needs. Our program is limited by the restroom facilities and requires that all children are able to use the restroom independently.