Child Care and Educational Center

Licensing Authority

Municipality of Anchorage
Health & Human Services
Child Care Licensing Program - Licensing Child Care Facilities
825 L Street, 3rd Floor
Anchorage, AK, 99501
phone: 907.343.4758
fax: 907.249.7840


Depending on facility size:
Facility plan review $25-$100
License $100-$300
Annual renewal $100-$300

  • A child care center administrator must have a minimum of twelve college credits in early childhood development, child psychology, or equivalent courses.
  • Caregivers must have 20 hours of in-service training yearly.
  • The physical facility must comply with municipal regulations prior to opening. The municipal code has additional requirements for space, equipment, program, and health and safety.

Number of Licenses on December 31, 2014

116 Licensed Child Care Centers
161 Licensed Child Care Homes

Last updated April 2015.