Ch’anik’na (pronounced cha-NEEK-nuh) is a Dena’ina word for children. The word, unique to our area, was specially chosen to represent our dedication in exploring and enriching all of our children’s various cultures, Alaskan and world-wide, and exploring the surroundings and culture of our Seldovia community. Ch’anik’na is open for children birth to age 6 for academic & cultural enrichment programs daily. Weekly activities include going to the library, science time, hikes, arts and crafts, and music and movement time.

Hours of Operation

9:00am – 12:00pm
1:00pm – 4:30pm

Child/Adult Ratio

5 children: 1 adults if there are any children under 18 months in attendance
6 children: 2 adults if there are NO children under 18 months in attendance
Maximum number of children at any given time is limited to 12.
Attendance is on a scheduled basis and then as needed on a space available basis.

Contact Shannon Custer, Prevention Program Coordinator and ICWA/Child Welfare Worker, for more info. You can reach her by email or you can call her at (907) 435-3252.