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Child Care Program Office (CCPO)

Mission: We support Families in Accessing Quality Child Care

Vision: Safe, healthy child care is available and affordable for all families in Alaska.

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The Child Care Program Office (CCPO) is the lead agency for the Federal Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) functions.

The CCPO monitors, regulates, and licenses child care facilities across the state and further promotes child care quality through grants to Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and the direct administration of the Child Care Grant Program.

The CCPO promotes capacity and accessibility in child care with special attention to infants, school age child care, and children with special needs.

Background Checks for Child Care Providers

  • Background Check Process Updates
    • Applicant Initiated applications are no longer accepted; background check applications must be submitted by the individual’s prospective employer.
    • Background check applications MUST be submitted via NABCS; paper applications are no longer accepted now that NABCS has been restored.
    • Use of NABCS requires whitelisting; a static IP address is required for NABCS whitelisting.
    • Refer to NABCS Provider Access Request Form and BCP Whitelisting Frequently Asked Questions for more information.
  • Do you have an employee who is working under a provisional background check clearance issued in 2020 or 2021 without fingerprints? If so, the employee’s fingerprints must be submitted no later than August 1, 2022. If fingerprints are not submitted by this date, the application will be closed, the employee will no longer be cleared to work, and a new application must be submitted.

  • Fingerprints are Required for Background Checks
    There are no background check waivers or suspensions in place that would allow any other processes to be conducted in lieu of the requirements of 7 AAC 10.900 - 7 AAC 10.990. All previous background check waivers and suspensions have ended.

If you have any questions, please contact the Background Check Program at or 907-334-4475. Please allow 2 business days for a response.

Information for Families

  • important notice iconTo file a report of concern regarding an incident involving a child in care or a complaint against a child care provider, click here for email: or call the Child Care Program Office at 907-269-4500 or toll free at 888-268-4632.

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How Can We Help You?

Alaska: Find a Child Care Provider

This search finds child care providers currently licensed by the State of Alaska or Municipality of Anchorage and providers approved for participation in the Child Care Assistance Program.

Contact Information

Regional office locations, phone numbers, and contact information for PASS II and PASS III.

Information for Child Care Providers

Child Care Licensing, Licensed Exempt, Child Care Assistance, and Child Care Grant

Information for Families

Child Care Assistance application, PASS program, Alaska IN!, and resources and referrals

Resources and Reports

Information on regulations, statutes, federal reports, and family and provider resource lists.

Child Care Forms

Child Care Assistance Program, Child Care Grant Program, Licensing, and Accounting forms.

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