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 program provides child care assistance for families receiving
benefits under the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program.
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II program provides child care assistance for families who
are transitioning from the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program.
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III program provides child care assistance for families who
are not eligible for, or who have never received,
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Special Needs Child Care - Alaska IN!
The Alaska Child Care Inclusive! Program (Alaska IN!) is an enhanced referral and supplemental subsidy program for children with special needs.
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Types of Child Care Providers
If you participate in the
programs, you may select your child
care provider. However, only eligible providers may be paid with
Child Care Assistance Programs.
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learn more about eligible provider types.
Child Care Resource and Referral
The Statewide Alaska Child Care Resource & Referral Network,
, 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.
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If you are unsure about what to look for in a quality child care program,
, can help! Visit www.threadalaska.org for more information.