Teddy’s Child Watch

For military parents, it can often be difficult to focus on their own health and well-being when their attention is divided between their care provider and their children. Teddy’s Child Watch is a free child care program that provides a safe, nurturing environment for children while their parents attend medical appointments at the JBER Hospital, or at the Bassett Army Community Hospital on Ft. Wainwright.

Serving families from all branches of military, including Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves, Teddy’s Child Watch is one of the most popular programs offered by the Armed Services YMCA of Alaska. In an average year, Teddy’s Child Watch provides free child care for more than 4,200 children!


Hours of Operation:

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER)

Providing care for children ages 6 weeks through 12 years
Monday – Thursday, 0745 – 1500
Friday, 0745 – 1400
Call for an appointment: 907-580-6455


Ft. Wainwright

Providing care for children ages 6 months through 12 years
Monday – Friday, 0745 – 1600
Call for an appointment: 907-361-5612

Be Involved with the Alaska Armed Services YMCA

The Armed Services Y provides free or low-cost youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility programs for junior enlisted military & their families to make military life easier.

Click the links to learn more about how you can be involved: