Child Care Program Office (CCPO)
The Child Care Program Office is pleased to announce the Department of Health and Social Services has adopted regulation changes in Title 7 AAC 41 Child Care Assistance Program effective January 5, 2017.
The adopted regulation will be implemented in phases beginning March 1, 2017, with changes impacting child care provider eligibility and July 1, 2017, with changes impacting family eligibility, program payment to providers, and administrative functions.
Webinars to explain the implementation plan specific to provider eligibility will be held weekly beginning mid-January. The same information will be presented at each session, however, a different call-in number and access code are assigned to the different dates. Please click here to view the webinar schedule and access information.
New Child Care Facilities Licensing
7 AAC 57 regulations were implemented July 1, 2016
Broadcast Follow-up to June 28, 2016 Provider Chats with Child Care Licensing Regulation Changes Q & A Document and Child Care Licensing Regulation Changes and Implementation Plan Matrix.
Learn & Grow: Alaska joins 43 other states in offering a statewide Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS) for early care and learning programs. This new system is called Learn & Grow and is designed to foster the success of young children in our state.
Are you eligible for Child Care assistance? Try our Child Care Contribution Calculator!
State of Alaska: Find a Child Care Provider -- If unable to access this link, try our List of Providers (updated weekly)
Child Care Assistance Rates
State Child Care Licensing
Child Care Licensing Chats - 2017 Schedule
Statutes and Regulations
Child Care Development and Fund Plan FFY 2016 - 2018
2015 Alaska Child Care Market Price Survey
Child Care Reports and Alaska Child Care and Development Fund Plans
Child Care Program Office (CCPO) Brochure
Child Care Program Office and Child Care Licensing Contact Information:
Email: CCPO@alaska.gov or
Toll-free statewide at: 1-888-268-4632
South Central Regional Office
3601 C St., Suite 140
Anchorage, AK 99524
Northern Regional Office
542 4th Avenue #212
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Southeast Regional Office
Goldstein Building, Room 512-517
130 Seward Street
Juneau, AK 99801
P.O. Box 110640
Juneau, AK 99811-0640
We support Families in Accessing Quality Child Care
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.
Information for Parents