Tribal Child Care Program

The children we raise today are the elders future generations will rely on. The Tribal Child Care Program supports the growth of our children and the traditional Iñupiat values of cooperation and family, kinship and roles.

The purpose of the Tribal Child Care Program is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care on the North Slope. The program exists to provide child care for eligible low-income families who are working, attending job training or education program, are self-employed, or participating in subsistence activities. The Tribal Child Care Program requirements are aligned with ASNA’s approved plan through the Administration for Children and Families’ Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Office of Child Care.

ASNA is working purposefully with identified partners to align the approved plan goals and objectives based on statutory changes associated with the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 2014. Related provisions are health and safety requirements for child care providers, transparent consumer and provider education information, family friendly eligibility policies, activities to improve the quality of child care, tribal set-aside and other provisions on equal access, supply building, provider payment practices, technical assistance set-aside, research set-aside, plan period, and waiver authority.

The ASNA Tribal Child Care Program utilizes the tribal CCDF Guide and Minimum Standards for Tribal Child Care Health and Safety Guide to promote program integrity and accountability. The client assistance of in-home provider application will not be considered complete unless all required documents have been provided and completed.

Please contact ASNA to fully understand the eligibility determination processes.

Communities Served

  • Anaktuvuk Pass
  • Atqasuk
  • Barrow
  • Kaktovik
  • Nuiqsut
  • Point Hope
  • Point Lay
  • Wainwright

Tribal Child Care Program Contact (Family Preservation & Development Division)

Toll Free: 1 800 478 3033 in Alaska / Direct: 907 852 9376 / Alternate: 907 852 9153