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Child Care Program Office (CCPO)

Mission: We support Families in Accessing Quality Child Care

Vision: Safe, healthy child care is available and affordable for all families in Alaska.

The Child Care Program Office (CCPO) is the lead agency for the Federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) functions.

The CCPO monitors, regulates, and licenses child care facilities across the state and further promotes child care quality through grants to Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and the direct administration of the Child Care ​Grant Program.

The CCPO promotes capacity and accessibility in child care with special attention to infants, school age child care, and children with special needs.

Current Events

Notice of Proposed Changes: Child Care Facilities Licensing Program

The Department of Health & Social Services proposes to change regulations on the child care facilities licensing program. The Notice of Proposed changes can be found on the Alaska Online Public Notice System at: Attachments for the proposed changes are located at the very bottom of the webpage under “Attachments, History, Details.”

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to the Department of Health & Social Services, Child Care Program Office, 3601 C Street, Suite 140, Anchorage, AK 99503. Additionally, the Department of Health & Social Services will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 269-4536 and by electronic mail at The comments must be received not later than 5 p.m. on May 31, 2018.

Oral or written comments also may be submitted at a hearing to be held on May 14, 2018, at the Frontier Building, in conference room 890, 3601 C St., Anchorage, AK 99503. The hearing will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3 p.m. and might be extended to accommodate those present before 2 p.m. who did not have an opportunity to comment. If you are unable to attend in person, but would like to comment during the oral public hearing, you can call the teleconference number 1-(800) 754-1346 (toll free).

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Samantha Ray by email at or at 3601 C Street, Suite 140, Anchorage, AK 99503. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period.

How Can We Help You?

Real-time, comprehensive list of child care providers in the state of Alaska.
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Regional office locations, phone numbers, and contact information for PASS II and PASS III.

Child Care Licensing, Licensed Exempt, Child Care Assistance, and Child Care Grant
Child Care Assistance application, PASS program, Alaska IN!, and resources and referrals
Information on regulations, statutes, federal reports, and family and provider resource lists.
Child Care Assistance Program, Child Care Grant Program, Licensing, and Accounting forms.

important notice iconTo file a complaint against a child care provider, please email or contact our main office at (907) 269-4500 or 1 (888) 268-4632.

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