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Community and Family Health Division

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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

Child Care Licensing Program

Current Events
11/20/17

For more information regarding the Mumps outbreak please click here.

09/21/17
Anchorage's Mumps Update

There are confirmed cases of mumps in Anchorage.  While this is NOT a child care facility related outbreak, it is important to inform all families and caregivers so that they are aware.  Please click here to obtain more information.

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.

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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.

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 free888) 268-4632

Email:  CCPO@alaska.gov 

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:

 

Provider Resources

How to apply for a Background Check through the Background Check Program
Alaska Background Check Program (BCP)
Child Care Licensing Fees
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    • Community and Family Health Division
    • Division Manager: Blanche Moreman
    • 825 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
    • 907 343-6718

 Documents

Child Care Facility Exemptions

If you are operating or planning to operate a child care program or any programs for children and you believe that the program may not be subject to licensure, you must apply to the Child Care Licensing (CCL) Program for exemption from licensure by submitting a Request For Exemption form.

Along with the Request For Exemption form, you must submit any documents requested on the form pertaining to your program operations.  The CCL program will review the request and make a determination based on the applicable statutes and regulations.  .

Click here to download the Request For Exemption form

For more information refer to  AMC 16.55.050 and 7 AAC 57.015

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