Ch’anikna – love for children – is one of the Tribe’s most important traditional values.
Our experienced and caring staff emphasizes family support and involvement, healthy lifestyle habits, and traditional Dena’ina culture, language, and core values.
Our no-fee services are open to Native and non-Native children, regardless of household income.
Infant and toddler learning (Early Head Start) – This center-based program serves pregnant mothers and children up to age 3.
Preschool (Head Start and Dena’ina cultural education) – This preschool program is open to children age 3 by Sept. 1 until they go to kindergarten.
Children enrolled in learning programs have access to dental and health screenings, nutrition services, and many daily activities. We also offer programs for children with special needs.
Many of our learners have gone on to graduate high school and pursue secondary education, milestones of which we are very proud.
We also are a participant in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program, allowing us to serve nutritious snacks and meals to students.
Contact us to learn more about our Early Learning programs.
Contact – Location
Kahtnuht’ana Duhdeldiht Campus
12271 Kenai Spur Highway
Kenai, AK 99611