Would you like to know more about child care licensing in your state or resources for children with special needs? Do you need to contact someone about child support, health care for your family, or help paying for food or heat? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Click a tab below to find those resources and more in Alaska.

Find out more about child care in your area. Click on the links below, or contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) agency for one-on-one help.

Child Care Licensing

Your local child care regulatory office

Phone: 1(888) 268-4632

Website

Provider Complaint Line: 1(888) 268-4632

Inspection Reports

Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations

Website

Child Care Fact Sheet

Basic facts about child care in your area

State Fact Sheet

Alaska Child Care Information

Information and resources for parents looking for child care in Alaska

Website

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Reimburses child care providers for healthy meals and snacks

Phone: (907) 465-8711 (Child Care Centers), Family Child Care Homes should contact a local sponsor

Website Find a Local Sponsor (FCCs)

Criminal Background Checks

Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

Website

Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) – Learn & Grow

Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality.

Phone: (907) 265-3105

Website

Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.

Child Protective Services

To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

Phone: 1(800) 478-4444

Website

Child Support Enforcement

Child support application and procedures for your state

Phone: (907) 269-6900

Website

Medicaid Eligibility – Denali Care

Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

Find Your Local Office

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – Denali KidCare

Federal-State health insurance program for children – available to qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid. In some states, parents and pregnant women may also be covered.

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

Find Your Local Office

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

State government programs and services for children and families

Website

Mental Health Board

State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

Phone: 1(888) 464-8920 (in-state only)

Website

Car Seat Basics

Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

Website

Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.

Child Care Assistance – Parents Achieving Self Sufficiency (PASS I, II, III)

Child care financial assistance programs

Phone: Contact your local office

Website

Find Your Local Office for Pass I

Find Your Local Office for Pass II/III

Alaska Head Start Association

A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

Website

Find Your Local Head Start/Early Head Start

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

Phone: Contact your local clinic

Website

Find Your Local WIC Clinic

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – AK Temporary Assistance Program

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

Phone: (907) 465-3347

Website

Find Your Local Office

Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

Federal nutrition program

Phone: (907) 465-3347

Website

Find Your Local Office

Low Income Energy Assistance Program

Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

Phone: 1(800) 470-3058  (in-state only) or (907) 465-3058

Website

Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.

Easter Seals Alaska

Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

Phone: (907) 277-7325

Website

The Arc of Anchorage

Offers special needs services that may include respite care, advocacy, training, and support groups

Phone: (907) 277-6677

Website

Early Intervention – Infant Learning Program

Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

Phone: 1(877) 477-3659 (in-state only)

Website

Alaska IN!

Referrals and subsidy information for families of children with special needs

Phone: 1(888) 268-4632 or (907) 269-4500

Website

There are currently no organizations listed

  • Child Care

    Find out about the ins and outs of child care in your area. What is required to become a provider in your area? What requirements are there for a background check? Does your state offer any quality improvement programs?

    Child Care Licensing

    Your local child care regulatory office

    Phone:1(888) 268-4632

    Website

    Phone:1(888) 268-4632

    Inspection Reports

    Find out what programs in your area are in compliance with licensing regulations

    Website

    Child Care Fact Sheet

    Basic facts about child care in your area

    State Fact Sheet

    Child Care Center Regulations

    Requirements necessary to operate a child care center

    State of Child Care Centers

    Family Child Care Regulations

    Requirements necessary to operate a child care program in one’s home

    State of Small FCC Homes

    Criminal Background Checks

    Understanding criminal background checks requirements in your area

    State of Child Care Centers Website

    Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) – Learn & Grow

    Child care providers earn a rating when they meet quality standards. These ratings can help families choose quality care and can assist child care providers to improve and communicate their quality.

    Phone: (907) 265-3105

    Website

  • Health and Social Services

    Discover resources that will provide more information regarding local services such as health care and child well-being.

    Child Protective Services

    To report suspected abuse, maltreatment, or neglect of a child

    Phone: 1(800) 478-4444

    Website

    Child Support Enforcement

    Child support application and procedures for your state

    Phone: (907) 269-6900

    Website

    Medicaid Eligibility – Denali Care

    Federal-State health insurance program for low-income individuals

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – Denali KidCare

    Federal-State health insurance program for children – available to qualifying families who are not eligible for Medicaid. In some states, parents and pregnant women may also be covered.

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

    State government programs and services for children and families

    Website

    Mental Health Board

    State government mental health resources that may offer community mental health services (may include individual, family, and marital counseling), behavioral health services, and substance abuse programs

    Phone: 1(888) 464-8920 (in-state only)

    Website

    Car Seat Basics

    Information on car seat regulations and inspection services

    Website

  • Financial Assistance

    Are you looking for help paying for child care? Buying groceries or diapers? Find out what assistance programs are offered locally.

    Child Care Assistance – Parents Achieving Self Sufficiency (PASS I, II, III)

    Child care financial assistance programs

    Phone: Contact your local office

    Website

    Find Your Local Office for Pass I

    Find Your Local Office for Pass II/III

    Alaska Head Start Association

    A federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families

    Website

    Find Your Local Head Start/Early Head Start

    Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

    A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition information to low-income women who are pregnant or have children aged birth to five

    Phone: Contact your local clinic

    Website

    Find Your Local WIC Clinic

    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) – AK Temporary Assistance Program

    Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency

    Phone: (907) 465-3347

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamps)

    Federal nutrition program

    Phone: (907) 465-3347

    Website

    Find Your Local Office

    Low Income Energy Assistance Program

    Helps low income households in meeting their immediate home energy needs

    Phone: 1(800) 470-3058  (in-state only) or (907) 465-3058

    Website

  • Children with Special Needs

    Learn about valuable resources for parents of children with special needs.

    Easter Seals Alaska

    Offers special needs resources which may include respite care services and other community supports

    Phone: (907) 277-7325

    Website

    The Arc of Anchorage

    Offers special needs services that may include respite care, advocacy, training, and support groups

    Phone: (907) 277-6677

    Website

    Early Intervention – Infant Learning Program

    Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays

    Phone: 1(877) 477-3659 (in-state only)

    Website

    Alaska IN!

    Referrals and subsidy information for families of children with special needs

    Phone: 1(888) 268-4632 or (907) 269-4500

    Website

  • There are currently no organizations listed

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