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.
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: