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Child Care Program Office (CCPO) -Alaska

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Child Care Program Office (CCPO)

Mission: supports Families in Accessing Quality Child Care

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

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.

Child Care Contact Information

Child Care Program Office and Child Care Licensing Contact Information

Email: CCPO@alaska.gov or

Toll-free statewide at: 1-888-268-4632

​South Central Regional Office
Frontier Building
3601 C St., Suite 140
Anchorage, AK 99524
Phone: (907) 269-4500
​Municipality of Anchorage
825 L Street, 3rd floor
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 343-4758
Northern Regional Office
Nerland Building
542 4th Avenue #212
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 451-3198
Southeast Regional Office
Goldstein Building, Room 512-517
130 Seward Street
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 465-4756
Mailing:
P.O. Box 110640
Juneau, AK 99811-0640

Child Care Assistance Office

Contact Information for Pass II and Pass III Families and

providers Participating in Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance Program Service Delivery Area and Agency Contact Information

​Central

​Coastal

​Serving families and providers in the communities including Cordova, Palmer, Valdez, Wasilla, Willow

ALASKA FAMILY SERVICES INC.
899 W Commercial Drive
Wasilla, AK  99654
Phone: (907) 373-4450
Toll-free: 1-866-746-4080
Fax: (907) 373-4468
Toll-free: 1-888-415-6868
Email: centralcca@akafs.org

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Regular closures: Every 3rd Thursday
1:00pm-5:00pm and most holidays

​Serving families and providers in the communities including: Aleutian Chain, Bristol Bay Area, Kenai Peninsula, Kodiak, Kotzebue, Nome

The LeeShore Center
601 Frontage Rd., Ste 204
Kenai, AK 99611
Phone: (907) 283-4707
Toll-free: 1-877-855-2227
Fax: (907) 283-4681
Toll-free: 1-877-855-2230
Email: coastalccap@alaska.net​

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Regular closures: Most holidays

​Municipality of Anchorage

​Northern

​Serving familes and providers within the Municipality of Anchorage to include: Anchorage, Bird Creek, Chugiak, Eagle River, Girdwood, JBER

ALASKA FAMILY SERVICES INC.
1251 Muldoon Rd, Ste 157
Anchorage, AK 99504
Phone: (907) 644-5000
Fax: (907) 644-5020
Email: ccaanc@akafs.org

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Regular closures: Every 3rd Thursday
1:00pm-5:00pm and most holidays

​Serving families and providers in the communities including: Barrow, Eielson AFB, Fairbanks, North Pole, North Slope, Moose Creek, Salcha, Tok, Y-K Delta Area

thread
1949 Gillam Way, Ste G
Fairbanks, AK  99701
Phone: (907) 479-2212
Toll-free: 1-855-479-2212
Fax: (907) 479-2295
Toll-free: 1-855-479-2295
Email: thread@thrivalaska.com

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Regular closures: Every other Friday for 1 hour, and 2 hours once per quarter (9:30am-10:30am or 11:30am) as well as most holidays

​Southeast

​Southeast

​Servingfamilies onlyin the communities including: Angoon, Craig, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Prince of Wales, Sitka, Skagway, Wrangell, Yakutat

thread
1949 Gillam Way, Ste G
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: (907) 479-2212
Toll-free: 1-855-479-2212
Fax: (907) 479-2295
Toll-free: 1-855-479-2295
Email: thread@thrivealaska.com

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Regular closures: Every other Friday for 1 hour, and 2 hours once per quarter (9:30am-10:30am or 11:30am) as well as most holidays

​Serving providers only in the communities including: Angoon, Craig, Gustavus, Haines, Hoonah, Juneau, Ketchikan, Metlakatla, Petersburg, Prince of Wales, Sitka, Skagway, Wrangell, Yakutat


thread​
3100 Channel Dr., Suite 215
Juneau, AK 99801
Phone: (907) 789-1235
Toll-free: 1-888-785-1235
Fax: (907) 789-1238
Toll-free: 1-888-730-1211
Email: ccap@aeyc-sea.org​

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm​
Regular closures: most holidays​

Information for Families: Questions or Concerns about Child Care Providers

Individuals with a concern about a provider are encouraged to contact the Child Care Program
Office regional offices nearest them or the Municipality of Anchorage. Child Care Licensing
Specialists investigate complaints received regarding child care providers and document their findings. Information on completed complaint investigations is part of the public file and available
for viewing.
If you have concerns about a child care provider or questions about Child Care Licensing
regulations please contact one of the three regional state offices or the Municipality of Anchorage
listed below.​​​​​​

Information for Families: Child Care Assistance Program

The Child Care Assistance Program provides assistance with child care expenses for eligible families who are working or participating in an education or training program.
Child Care Assistance in Alaska is known as “Parents Achieving Self Sufficiency” ( PASS ) and is divided into three categories; PASS I, PASS II, and PASS III.

Information for Parents: PASS I Child Care Assistance Program

PASS I child care assistance is available to parents receiving Alaska Temporary Assistance benefits while they seek work or participate in activities leading them toward employment. Temporary assistance case mangers work with parents to help them determine the amount of child care needed for work or approved activities. Parents select the provider who will care for their children. A provider is eligible to participate and receive payments from the child care assistance program if they meet the child care provider requirements established by the division of public assistance.

Eligibility

You must be receiving benefits from the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program (ATAP) and be working or participating in an assigned work activity to receive PASS I child care assistance. If eligible, you can receive child care assistance for children who are under the age of 13, or up to the age of 19 if your child has a developmental disability. Children between the ages of 13 and 18 who are under court supervision may also be covered under PASS I if they are required to be in the care of an adult.

Contribution

You will be responsible for any costs your child care provider charges over the state rate, or for any care used outside of authorized timeframes.

Child Care Hours

Your case manager will work with you to determine the number of child care hours covered each month based on your schedule of work or other assigned activities combined with your need for child care. An authorization will be issued covering the timeframe for which your family is eligible. You will be responsible for any care used outside of authorized timeframes.

How to Apply

If you are already receiving ATAP benefits, contact your case manager or DPA case worker for more information on PASS I child care assistance. Otherwise, please contact your local DPA office.

PASS I Payments

The authorized child care amount is paid directly to your child care provider on a monthly basis.
PASS I child care assistance may also offer a supplement to child care providers who care for children with special needs. Please contact the Child Care Program Office for information on the special needs supplement.

Information for Parents: PASS II Child Care Assistance Eligibility

If you are transitioning off of the Alaska Temporary Assistance Program, you may be eligible for assistance for up to twelve months from the PASS II Child Care Assistance Program to help pay child care costs while you work or participate in an education or training program. If eligible, you can receive child care assistance for children who are under the age of 13, or up to the age of 19 if your child has a developmental disability.
Your family may be eligible for child care assistance if you are:
  • Working
  • Attending school
  • In job training
Eligibility is also based on your family size and your gross income (before taxes).

Contribution

Depending on your family’s size and monthly income, you will be responsible to contribute toward your child care costs. The contribution is the amount you are required to toward your child care costs each month regardless of how many children are in care or the number of hours they are in care.

However, you will still be responsible for any costs your child care provider charges over the state rate, or for any care used outside of authorized timeframes.

See what your costs might be by trying the Child Care Contribution Calculator.

Child Care Hours

The number of child care hours covered each month is determined by your schedule of eligible activities combined with your need for child care. An authorization will be issued covering the timeframe for which your family is eligible during your selected eligible provider’s operating hours.

How to Apply

Eligibility for PASS II child care assistance is not automatic! You must apply for PASS II child care assistance by submitting an application to a local Child Care Assistance office.

If you are eligible for PASS II child care assistance, you will be issued an authorization for up to six months. In most cases, you will be required to update your information every six months.

PASS II Payments

Unless you choose to hire an in-home child care provider, the authorized child care amount minus your contribution is paid directly to your child care provider on a monthly basis.

If you choose to have a child care provider care for your children in your own home, you are considered their employer. The authorized child care amount minus your contribution is paid directly to you on a monthly basis, which you must then use toward your in-home provider’s wages. Contact your local Child Care Assistance office to learn more about the requirements of in-home care to determine whether it is right for you.

Child Care Assistance may also offer a supplement to child care providers who care for children with special needs. Please contact the Child Care Program Office for information on the special needs supplement.
The PASS III program provides child care assistance for families who are not eligible for, or who have never received, PASS I or PASS II.

Information for Parents: PASS III Child Care Assistance Eligibility

You may be eligible for assistance from the PASS III Child Care Assistance Program to help pay child care costs while you work or participate in an education or training program. If eligible, you can receive child care assistance for children who are under the age of 13, or up to the age of 19 if your child has a developmental disability.
Your family may be eligible for child care assistance if you are:
  • Working
  • Attending school
  • In job training

Eligibility is also based on your family size and your gross income (before taxes).

Contribution

Depending on your family’s size and monthly income, you will be responsible to contribute toward your child care costs. The contribution is the amount you are required toward your child care costs each month regardless of how many children are in care or the number of hours they are in care.

However, you will still be responsible for any costs your child care provider charges over the state rate, or for any care used outside of authorized timeframes.

See what your costs might be by trying the Child Care Contribution Calculator.

Child Care Hours

The number of child care hours covered each month is determined by your schedule of eligible activities combined with your need for child care. An authorization will be issued covering the timeframe for which your family is eligible during your selected eligible provider’s operating hours.

How to Apply

To apply for PASS III child care assistance, you must submit an application to a local Child Care Assistance office.

If you are eligible for child care assistance, you will be issued an authorization for up to six months. In most cases, you will be required to update your information every six months.

PASS III Payments

Unless you choose to hire an in-home child care provider, the authorized child care amount minus your contribution is paid directly to your child care provider on a monthly basis.

If you choose to have a child care provider care for your children in your own home, you are considered their employer. Contact your local Child Care Assistance office to learn more about the requirements of in-home care to determine if it is right for you.

Child Care Assistance may also offer a supplement to child care providers who care for children with special needs. Please contact the Child Care Program Office for information on the special needs supplement.

Alaska Inclusive Child Care Program

(Alaska IN! for Special Needs Child Care)

The Alaska Inclusive Child Care Program (Alaska IN!) is an enhanced referral and supplemental subsidy program for children with special needs.

Alaska’s Early Intervention Infant Learning Program –
Developmental Screenings

The early years of a child’s life are the most import. From ages birth to 3, rapid learning and brain development takes place. Some children need a little extra help to develop certain skills. Alaska’s Early Intervention Infant Learning Program (EI/ILP) is a program that provides specialized services for children who have developmental delays and/or disabilities. The services are for children birth to 3 years and will provide extra help for your child’s development. If you are concerned that your child may have a developmental delay, or know of a child with a disability, please visit the Alaska’s Early Intervention Infant Learning Program website for more information about the referral process.

Types of Child Care Providers

If you participate in the PASS programs, you may select your child care provider. However, only eligible providers may be paid with public funds through the PASS Child Care Assistance Programs. To learn more about eligible provider types, please visit our Information for Providers page.

Child Care Resource and Referral

The Statewide Alaska Child Care Resource & Referral Network, thread, supports families through the active operation of a child care referral and consumer education service. These services are offered free of charge to families that participate in the Child Care Assistance Program.

If you are unsure about what to look for in a quality child care program, thread, can help! Visit www.threadalaska.org for more information.

 

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