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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.
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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. 

Background Checks for Child Care Providers

Available on the Health Care Services webpage, are details on the Background Check Interim Application Process and the Background Check Interim Application. This temporary process will remain in effect until NABCS is restored or until further notice is released by the Division of Health Care Services (HCS).
At this time, there are no waivers or suspensions in place that would allow any other processes to be conducted in lieu of the requirements of 7 AAC 10.900 - 7 AAC 10.990, due in part to the additional registry checks that are conducted by HCS but that are not available to vendors. Full compliance with background check regulations continues to be required to remain in compliance with Department of Health and Social Services certification and licensing regulations.
Please contact Mikal White, Background Check Section Manager, at or 907-269-3938 if you have any questions. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Information for Families

  • important notice iconTo file a report of concern regarding an incident involving a child in care or a complaint against a child care provider, click here for email: or call the Child Care Program Office at 907-269-4500 or toll free at 888-268-4632.

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How Can We Help You?

This search finds child care providers currently licensed by the State of Alaska or Municipality of Anchorage and providers approved for participation in the Child Care Assistance Program.
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.

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