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Community and Family Health Division

Child Care Licensing Program

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. 

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.

Regulations

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:

Information on How to Open a Licensed Facility

OPENING A CHILD CARE CENTER

A child care center refers to a facility providing care for nine or more children. When applying for a Child Care Provisional Center License, the applicant should refer to the Introduction to the Provisional Child Care Licensing Process and any other additional information. Please read and follow the instructions carefully to help guide you to a successful application submittal. All forms are located below.

Click here for the Full Application for Provisional Child Care License – Center 

OPENING A CHILD CARE HOME

A child care home refers to a facility located in a residence providing care to no more than eight children. When applying for a Child Care Provisional Home License, the applicant should refer to the Introduction to the Provisional Child Care Licensing Process and any other additional information.  Please read and follow the instructions carefully to help guide you to a successful application submittal. All forms are located below.

Click here for the Full Application for Provisional Child Care License – Homes

Please note: Criminal History Check

Fingerprint (FP) card – can also be rolled on cards provided by the fingerprint companies or you can come by the CCL Program office to obtain FP cards. CCL Program office is located at 825 L Street, 3rd floor.

CCL Contact Information:

Email: hhsccl@muni.org

Phone: (907) 343-4758

Location: 825 L Street, 3rd Floor, Anchorage

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Closed every Wednesday from 2:00pm - 4:15pm

 

    • Community and Family Health Division
    • Division Manager: Blanche Moreman
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718

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