Daycare License Requirements for Alaska

    Worker requirements: At least 18 years old, although 14 – 17 year-olds may serve as caregivers if they have completed a child care training course or have demonstrated competency to satisfaction of administrator.

    Provider / Child ratios

    Age of Children Child: Staff Ratio
    6 weeks5 to 1 / 11 to 2
    9 months5 to 1 / 11 to 2
    18 months6 to 1 / 13 to 2
    27 months8 to 1
    3 years13 to 1
    4 years15 to 1
    5 years20 to 1
    6 years20 to 1
    7 years20 to 1
    8 and 9 years20 to 1
    10 years and older20 to 1
    Age RangeRatio For Family Child Care
    Small Family Child Care Home1:4Caregiver can provide care to four children under age 12 for compensation plus two additional children with no compensation
    Group/Large Family Child Care Home2:10Family members of the caregiver are not included; maximum of 15 children including family members

    Child Care Program Office

    Contact Information:

    Child Care Program Office
    619 E. Ship Creek, Suite 230
    Anchorage, AK 99501
    907-269-4500

    Northern Regional Office
    542 4th Avenue #212
    Fairbanks, AK 99701
    907-451-3198

    Southeast Regional Office
    P.O. Box 110640
    150 3rd St., Ste. 107
    Juneau, AK 99811
    907-465-4756

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

    E-mail: CCPO@health.state.ak.us

    Child care regulations

    http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/ccare/regs.html

    Child care licensing:http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dpa/programs/ccare/files/Child_Care_Licensing-7AAC_57-2006.pdf

    Alaska Child Care Associations:

    Alaska Family Child Care Association – AFCCA – http://www.alaskafcca.org

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