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300 E. 56th Ave. Anchorage AK 99518 us

Imagination Station

Early Learning Center

sCHOOL-AGE 5YR-12YR .

WE OFFER BEFORE & AFTER CARE AS WELL AS FULL DAY CARE ON ASD CLOSURES, SPRING BREAK, SUMMER VACATION AND WINTER BREAK.


SCHOOLS WE SERVICE

  • TAKU (ASD TRANSPORTS)
  • CHINOOK (IMS TRANSPORTS)
  • SAND LAKE (IMS TRANSPORTS)
  • NL ABC - PM ONLY (IMS TRANSPORTS)


BEFORE & AFTER CARE

We offer breakfast and afternoon snack for all children in before & after care. Any child needing to eat breakfast at either center needs to arrive there no later than 8:00 am, This ensures enough time for them to eat without rushing.  Any child not eating with us needs to arrive at or before 8:10 am.

Special needs buses and preschool children need to arrive 20 minutes prior to their scheduled pick up times.

If your child’s bus route schedule on either ASD or Reliant changes it is your responsibility to notify the office of the change.

Also, please be sure to send your child prepared with all materials they will need at school. This includes lunch, boots, hats, mittens and snow pants when necessary. We will not supply these items, they are your responsibility.

  • Children will meet at the place designated by the drivers for their school for afternoon pick-up each day within five minutes of the bell ringing.


  • I know and understand that IMS Express has a bus route that goes to several schools & IMS will determine which of the 4 vehicles, owned by IMS Express, they will use to pick up my child.


  • Due to the number of children in our school age program this year requiring bus service some days may require us to take 2 buses. With that in mind, it is imperative that you contact us before 2 pm daily if alternate transportation arrangements have been made and the child will not need to be picked up. (ex: child has an appointment or leaves early, goes home sick or stays after school, I will call I.S. so that they are not looking for my child at pick up time.)


  • A child who is too sick to attend school for the day is also too sick to attend Imagination Station Express for that day.


  • It is the parents’ responsibility to notify others on your pick up list of all policies.
  • Please see our transportation policy for additional information. (Transportation policy) -TransportAgreement.doc


Summer care

Our lesson plans include:

  • ART
  • SCIENCE
  • COOKING
  • COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
  • WEEKLY FIELD TRIPS (SWIMMING, ZOO, PARKS, SCIENCE CENTERS, MOVIES & DANCE)
  • OUTDOOR PLAY
  • STRUCTURED CENTERS (LEGOS, AIR HOCKEY, ROKENBOK, BOARD GAMES & FOOSE BALL)
  • COMPUTER TIME
  • FINE & GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
  • DRAMATIC PLAY
  • MATH
  • READING
  • PROBLEM SOLVING


OUTSIDE TIME


Outside time is twice a day. Children will be provided a minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous physical activity indoors or outdoors, for every 3 hours the facility is open. 

Inside activities will be substituted for children when the temperature is 10 degrees or lower. Also if the weather is too severe for outdoor play due to wind chill factors, heavy snow, unsafe conditions ( Icy or Heavy rain, Poor air quality & The occasional moose), indoor vigorous activity will be substituted for outdoor play.


CHILDREN WHO ARE WELL ENOUGH TO BE IN CARE ARE PRESUMED WELL ENOUGH TO PLAY OUTSIDE. IF YOU FORGET YOUR CHILD'S WINTER GEAR WE WILL PROVIDE EXTRAS IF AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL COST. DUE TO STAFFING RATIOS AND MUNI REGULATIONS ALL CHILDREN MUST GO OUTSIDE IF WEATHER PERMITS.