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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


The Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Assistance, Child Care Program Office will be holding Informational Meetings statewide for the public in regards to proposed program changes to the Child Care Licensing Program.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in an Informational Meeting please contact Diana Browne at or at (907) 269-4678 or 1-888-268-4632. Please provide advance notice in order for the Department of Health and Social Services to accommodate your needs.

Click here to view the schedule of Informational Meetings.

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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