Early Childhood Development

The social, emotional, physical and cultural health of our children is a top priority for Seldovia Village Tribe. We strive to support families and help in the development of our greatest assets, our children.

Ch’anik’na – Children’s House

Ch’anik’na (pronounced cha-NEEK-nuh) is a Dena’ina word for children’s house. 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 worldwide, and exploring the surroundings and culture of our Seldovia community.

Ch’anik’na is open for children birth to entering Kindergarten for academic and cultural enrichment programs Mondays through Fridays. Weekly activities include going to the library, science time, hikes, arts and crafts, and music and movement time. The maximum number of children at any given time is limited to 12. Attendance is based on a scheduled basis and then as needed on a space available basis.


9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

For more information or to sign up your child for our early child development program, contact our Ch’anik’na Supervisor via email or you can call (907) 435-3252.