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Child Care Program Office

Information for Parents: Child Care Resource and Referral Services

ReferralsThe Department of Health and Social Services provides funding to Alaska’s statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Network, thread, to assist programs in providing high quality care and education for young children. Services offered include free child care referrals, professional development including early educator training, resources, support, and lending libraries. For more information visit:


Information on Selecting Quality Child Care

Choosing child care is a very important decision for families with young children. thread provides guidance, information, and materials to help parents know what to look for, what questions to ask, and what their child care options are. Child care referrals can be provided over the phone, by mail, or online.
For more information on choosing quality care and for child care referrals, visit thread's website at or contact thread at:
•  Statewide outside the Municipality of Anchorage, toll free at: 1-800-278-3723
•  Within the Municipality of Anchorage only at: (907)-265-3100