I am a parent of two children currently attending CWBM (4.5 and 17 months). As a parent I find it is my responsibility to fully evaluate any school prior to sending my children to attend. I have observed several Day Care/Pre-Schools in the Eagle River/Anchorage areas and have found CWBM to be the best. I am surprised by the reviews I read here on YP. I urge you to go to the school and observe the classroom for your child’s age group. Personally speak with the administration prior to forming an opinion on reviews listed here in the YP. Also ask yourself, when do people write reviews, are they motivated to write a review when they are happy and satisfied or when they are disgruntled? CWBM has loved and cared for both of my children responding to my needs and requests immediately working with me in a caring manner, but also challenging me as a parent to think outside of the box. I have a girl (4.5) and a boy (17 months). The other day, my daughter used the bathroom before we went home and asked me to help her, the teacher said, “who is going to help her if you are not here and winked.” She was absolutely right. The school has boundaries and limits that each child must follow while working in a safe environment where they can freely grow and explore. CWBM addresses unacceptable behavior of children immediately and will tell you when your child is sick and should stay home. They address the root of the problem to ensure everyone is safe and healthy. My son pulled hair and they were on top of this issue immediately to ensure we followed up at home and vs. versa. My daughter changed classrooms and did not nap for 4/5 days the following week. I immediately went to speak with Maria and the teachers in the classroom. The issue was immediately addressed, I spoke with my daughter with the teachers and she has napped each day since raising this issue. I am impressed with the responsibility and accountability this school has upheld with my children and with my husband and I as parents. Marsha P. .
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Recently stayed here twice and was happy with the hotel and the location. It's on Spenard, a short walk to some great inexpensive restaurants, and not far from the airport. My only complaint was regarding the hotel airport shuttle. It's inconsistent at best. On arrival the first night we were told it would be 45 minutes as he'd taken some people to the train station. We therefore took a cab. The next morning we thought we'd booked an airport shuttle for 6:30 but the driver was leaving again for a different destination and wouldn't take us to the airport. We again took a cab. The next time there (a week later) I was told the shuttle would be 6-7 minutes. After 15 minutes I called the hotel again, they said "sorry, the driver had to go to the bathroom" and in fact it took another 10 minutes before he finally arrived. We were exhausted and really wanted to get to our rooms, and would have again taken a cab had we known it would be such a long wait. They do shuttles to downtown anchorage and the farmers' market, and I asked the desk when that would leave again (was told 15 minutes or so). Then when I went back down I learned that someone had needed to go earlier, so they took him right away and weren't going to be going again, so I missed my shuttle. The person I talked to was pretty blase about it and said I could take the bus which wasn't far from the hotel. That wasn't the issue, but that I was told a departure time only to learn that they'd changed it without letting me know.
Children’s World Bilingual Montessori has my heart. It balances the Montessori Method with a nurturing spirit. My daughter is happy and eager to see her friends, she learns Spanish and other amazing things, but more than that, she learn to be a wonderful person – grace, courtesy, kindness, love, friendship – those are important pieces of life to me. All the teachers and also the office staff are wonderful people who bring their own gifts. I trust them with my daughter because they love her and guide her in a truly meaningful way. I could not ask for a better Montessori environment. I am continually astounded by the level of reading, writing, math, and creativity I see the children at CWBM demonstrating. The fact that they have accomplished so much at such a young age while being so engaged and loving everything about what they are doing is remarkable. I looked at a large number of Montessori programs in Anchorage and I could not be happier with the choice I ended up making. From the moment we toured this school, it was clear that this is a truly special place.
I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon Rabbit Creek Preschool for my boys. As a stay at home mom, I almost felt the boys would be starting school at a social disadvantage, having never been to daycare. But I also didn't want to place them in an aggressive academic situation. Finding Rabbit Creek Preschool, recommended from another mom, was the perfect fit. A creative space, learning opportunities with no pressure, lots of parent participation easing the transition from home to school, and enough structure to prepare them for kindergarten, but not so much that they didn't want to go. The teachers are wonderful at creating themes to keep the classroom evolving. Some of my favorites are the famed "circus" week, fire safety week, and all of the holiday partys (parent planned). The playdates arranged by classroom coordinators strengthen the classroom friendships (and parent ones too). I would recommend Rabbit Creek Preschool to anyone who is looking for a preschool setting for their children.
It is cheaper compared to others, owner Mr.Ajit Singh Minhas and every staff is very very helpful, friendly and co-operative for every need. They have given us early check-in, late check-out and above all have not charged for 1st night when we could not check-in due to flight delay. 24hrs tea/coffee/juices are provided free, you may get some bread, butter, muffins etc. in case of emergency, unbelievable but it's true that Mr.Ajit & his team don't charge for any of these, their gesture and helpful approach makes them different from others. I would love to stay in any property to be owned and managed by them. You will get pickup & drop facility to Airport, market or any place, also to book car/cab for any trip, you may go through Mr.Ajit as it is much cheaper, in my case, for a group of 4, he has arranged a nice cab for Seward at a price cheaper than public bus or train. I wish Merrill Field Inn all the very best.
My daughter has been attending Children's World since she was 2 yrs in the part time program. She just turned 5. We have always been impressed with the way the work with our daughter. The teachers are extremely loving with my daughter. It has really been a good experience for us! My only complaint has been with the billing side. If you choose to do extra hours like we do you either need to work out a set amount you pay with them or be very diligent about tracking as they are not very good about being able to prove extra charges in a business like manner. As far as the care our daughter receives it is by far one of the better programs out there and would recommend them to anyone! Our daughter was very shy when she started and is extremely outgoing and friendly with other children now! I give a lot of credit for this to the wonderful teachers at Children's World!
We came to the Straker daycare after a few unpleasant experiences with daycare in town. And immediately we fell in love in Marvelle's daycare. Marvelle, the owner, is the best care giver you can wish for. The daycare has a very warm and loving athmosphere. You will find a very organized, kind and fun person. Kids love her and she loves them. My daughter enjoyed this daycare for 3 years from 12 months to 4 years old. All kids including my daughter call her grandma Marvelle. Unfortunately, we had to leave the state, but we miss Marvelle's daycare and are still in contact with her and the kids almost every week. Marvelle has been certified as a child caregiver and she has a Biennial License - meaning she consistently showed excellent performance and compliance during the state audits. I will and have been recommending Straker care to everyone. Natasha.
My mother, sister and I stayed here in june of 2014. The many reviews I read of negative remarks originally scarde me. But as budget wise travelers I chose to try it out. It was a great decision. We were checked in immediately upon arrival. After a long stay at the anchorage airport that was great! We were welcomed to the hotel, after the shuttle picked us up, and our rooms were clean. Breakfast was decent. Our bellies were filled. The shuttle even dropped us off downtown at the summer market later in the day! (Beware of prices in the market for souvenirs. ...go out and venture the city once done with the market...cheaper souveniers) Ok, back to hotel. Its worth what you pay and two stars. Expecting glamour is ridiculous but, quality of envirnoment and amenities are just right!
My wife and I were fortunate enough to make a four night reservation at the Alex Hotel in Anchorage. Our room was spacious and comfortable, and that bed was SOOO comfortable. Shortly after our arrival in Anchorage we had to make a significant change to our travel plans which required us to stay in the hotel for nine nights instead of four nights. Hotel management could not have been more accommodating if I had owned the hotel; they were able to confirm a nine night stay instead of four, even during a time of heavy booking. What a relief it was to have a room available when we needed it! We will look forward to staying in the Alex Hotel on our next trip to Anchorage.
First let me tell you a little about us there were 4 of us staying in one room we were there do to a tragedy that happened to my very young nephew, this was a very trying and hard time for our family. The moment we arrived at this hotel The staff was fantastic and management went above and beyond in helping us with everything we needed. The room was great bed’s real comfortable and breakfast is very good. I have stayed in many hotels and have been treated very well is most all of them But the people working and running this hotel is the best I have ever experienced. I will defiantly be staying at this Hotel again on my vacation visiting family.