Child Care Licensing Program
Phone: (907) 343-4758
Location: 825 L Street, 3rd Floor, Anchorage
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed every Wednesday from 2:00pm - 4:15pm
09/12/18 - Regulation Changes to 7 AAC 57 Child Care Facilities Licensing
Regulations have been adopted and will go in effect on September 30, 2018. These regulation changes are inclusive of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. The Child Care Program Office (CCPO) has created tools to assist child care facilities in implementing these changes into their programs. Please click below to obtain the following tools:
08/02/17 - New procedure for obtaining a Criminal History Check
All individuals applying to become licensed with the Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing Program will have to go through the Alaska Background Check Program (BCP). Refer to the instructions in the Introduction to the Provisional Child Care Licensing Process document located in the section to the right under either Opening a Child Care Center or Home when you click for a Full Application for Provisional Child Care License. Please do not deviate from them.
The Child Care Licensing Program (CCL) routinely monitors both licensed child care centers and homes within the Municipality of Anchorage through routine on-site announced and unannounced inspections, including investigating reports of concern and complaints about licensed child care facilities and facilities operating without a license. The goal of CCL is to help reduce predictable risk of harm to children, however, CCL cannot guarantee that a facility meets all code requirements at all times. To file a complaint against a child care provider or request a report, please email email@example.com or contact the main office at (907) 343-4758.
All licensed facilities fall under the regulatory jurisdiction of Anchorage Municipal Child Care Code 16.55 (AMC 16.55), State of Alaska Regulations, 7 AAC 10, 7 AAC 57, AS 47.05 and AS 47.32. The program administrator is responsible for knowing and complying with applicable regulations and statutes. Facility programs vary in size, location, services, and philosophy. Families are encouraged to visit facilities, ask questions, and carefully compare several programs prior to making a final decision. Choosing a child care facility is a significant decision and that choice depends on what the family wants and needs for their child.
If you live outside of the Municipality of Anchorage and would like information about being licensed with the state of Alaska, please click here
State of Alaska Child Care Program Office (CCPO)
(907) 269-4500 OR call toll free 1 (888) 268-4632
Information for Parents/Guardians
Several tools exist to help parents make an informed decision as to the best care arrangements for their child. CCL has made the following resources available to assist in the search for child care:
Child Care Licensing Program Policies and Procedures Manual
Alaska Family Child Care Food Program
Child and Adult Food Program - centers
How to apply for a Background Check through the Background Check Program
Child Care Licensing Fees
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