Child Care Assistance

thread provides families with information on obtaining child care assistance to help pay for their early childhood education. Use these resources to help make child care more affordable for your family.

Northern/Interior and Southeast Alaska

thread partners with Thrivalaska in Fairbanks and AEYC-SEA in Juneau to administer the State of Alaska Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) for the CCAP Northern and Southeast service delivery areas. The CCAP, also known in Alaska as Parents Achieving Self-Sufficiency (PASS), helps eligible families pay for child care.

You may be eligible if you:

  • Work or attend a job training or educational program 
  • Have children who are younger than 13 years of age who need child care 
  • Financially qualify based on your family size and gross income 
  • Select a child care provider participating in the CCAP

The thread child care assistance staff can help you with:

  • Understanding the CCAP and the rights and responsibilities of participants 
  • Determining your eligibility 
  • Completing your application

Contact our child care assistance office: 

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday
907.479.2212 or toll free 855.479.2212 
[email protected]
1949 Gillam Way, Suite G
Fairbanks, AK  99701

Southcentral and Other Regions

If you live in another region, contact your local child care assistance office. For more information about the CCAP, visit the State of Alaska Child Care Program Office website.

American Indians and Alaska Natives

If you are enrolled in an American Indian or Alaska Native tribe, you may be eligible for financial assistance through your tribe to help pay for child care.

For other regions, contact your tribe or village for more information.

Alaska Inclusive Child Care (Alaska IN!)

If you are participating in CCAP, you may also be eligible for the Alaska Inclusive Child Care Program (Alaska IN!). Alaska IN! provides supplemental funding to qualifying child care providers caring for qualifying children with special needs. The additional funding helps child care providers pay for training, accommodations, and support needed to meet your child’s individual needs. To learn more or to apply for Alaska IN! visit the Alaska Child Care Program Office.