​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Getting Started With Child Care Licensure​

​The first step in applying for licensure is to determine what type of facility you will be operating. There are three possible pathways, including a child care home, a child care center, and an in rare cases, an exempt facility. Select the appropriate pathway for you​r facility below.

You can complete the forms on your computer by saving them and using Adobe Reader​ to fill out the fields. Adobe Reader is free to download and use. You may also print the forms and complete them. The Child Care Home Application Packet and the Child Care Center Application Packet can only be completed electronically using Adobe Reader.

​I'm Opening a Child Care Home​​
​I'm Opening a Child Care Center
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I'm Opening an Exempt Facility
In certain cases, your facility may not be subject to licensure. To learn more about exemptions and fill out the ​​Request for Exemption Form, click the link below.

Request an Exemption

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​​Need Application Help?​​​

 ​​Call (907) 343-4758

​​​ hhsccl@muni.org​

​​Live Outside of Anchorage?

If you live outside of th​​e Municipality of Anchorage and would like information about being licensed in Alaska, please contact the State of Alaska Child Care​​​ Program Office (CCPO)

 Call (907) 269-4​​​500

​​​ ccpo@alaska.gov​​