Alaska ChildCare Preschool Centers

We provide local listings of preschools and childcare centers in Alaska. Continue below to search the list of local childcare centers in Alaska. We have also listed the top cities in Alaska on the right side of the page.

Guide for Parents in Alaska Looking for Childcare or Preschools

Finding the right childcare or preschool in Alaska for your children can seem like a daunting task, but knowing what options are available to you can simplify the process. Whether you're looking for state-subsidized options, private care, or other alternatives, this guide will help you navigate through the choices.

Alaska Child Care Program (ACCP)

The ACCP is a state-subsidized program that assists low-income families with childcare expenses. Assistance is dependent on your income, size of family, and type of care chosen. To see if you qualify, or to apply, visit the Department of Public Assistance website.

Inclusive Child Care Program (ICCP)

The ICCP offers special needs care for children who require extra support due to a diagnosed disability. The program aims to help these children to engage in daily activities with other children, giving them the same opportunities and experiences. The Department of Health and Social Services website provide information on how to apply and qualify for the ICCP.

Head Start and Early Head Start Program

This federal program is designed to promote school readiness for children from low-income families. Alaska children from birth to five years of age, including pregnant women, are eligible to apply. It focuses on helping children develop the early reading and math skills they need to be successful in school. More about this program can be found on the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center website.

Private Childcare and Preschools

There are several private childcare and preschool options available in Alaska. These options can vary greatly in terms of curriculum, size of classes, and teaching philosophies. It's recommended to visit these facilities and ask plenty of questions to ensure they align with your expectations and values.

Choosing the Right Option

When choosing the right option for your child, consider their personality, comfort, and how they learn best. Other factors to consider include the location, hours of operation, and cost. Remember that the best care or preschool choice should align with your child’s needs and your family’s circumstances.

Other Resources

For further assistance with finding the right child care or preschool service in Alaska, contact these resources:

  • The Alaska Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Network.
  • The Alaska Child Care Licensor in your area, they can provide a list of licensed childcare providers.
  • If your child is under three and has a developmental delay or disability, the Infant Learning Program (ILP) could provide valuable assistance.

Choosing a childcare or preschool setting for your little ones is an important decision, but being informed of the services and support available to you in Alaska can make the process easier and less stressful.

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