Child Care Program Office
Information for Parents: Child Care Assistance Program
The Child Care Assistance Program provides assistance with child care expenses for eligible families who are working or participating in an education or training program.
Child Care Assistance in Alaska is known as “Parents Achieving Self Sufficiency” ( PASS ) and is divided into three categories; PASS I, PASS II, and PASS III.
The PASS I program provides child care assistance for families receiving benefits under the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program. Click here to learn more about PASS I.
The PASS II program provides child care assistance for families who are transitioning from the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program. Click here to learn more about PASS II.
The PASS III program provides child care assistance for families who are not eligible for, or who have never received, PASS I or PASS II. Click here to learn more about PASS III.
Special Needs Child Care - Alaska IN!
The Alaska Inclusive Child Care Program (Alaska IN!) is an enhanced referral and supplemental subsidy program for children with special needs. Click here to learn more about Alaska IN!
Types of Child Care Providers
If you participate in the PASS programs, you may select your child care provider. However, only eligible providers may be paid with public funds through the PASS Child Care Assistance Programs. Click here to learn more about eligible provider types.
Child Care Resource and Referral
The Statewide Alaska Child Care Resource & Referral Network, thread, supports families through the active operation of a child care referral and consumer education service. These services are offered free of charge to families that participate in the Child Care Assistance Program. Click here for more information about Child Care Resource & Referral.
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