Alaska resources

Alaska Children’s Trust (ACT)
ACT's mission is to ensures all Alaskan children grow up in a family and community that provides them with all the tools and resources necessary to make dreams come true. Thru donor support, ACT continues its goal of preventing child abuse and neglect throughout the state.

Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED)  
A guide to Alaska’s public schools.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)
News, events, data with related links and resources relating to ACES.

Alaska Department of Health and Social Service (DHSS) Child Care Program Office (CCPO)
CCPO promotes capacity and accessibility in child care with special attention to infants, school age child care, and children with special needs. CCPO monitors, regulates, and licenses child care facilities across the state and further promotes child care quality through grants to Child Care Resource & Referral agencies and the direct administration of the Child Care ​Grant Program.

Alaska Head Start Association (AHSA)
AHSA is dedicated to strengthening early learning programs through advocacy, education and leadership.

Alaska IN!
Referrals and subsidy information for families of children with special needs. Phone: 1(888) 268-4632 or (907) 269-4500

Alaska Native Knowledge Network (ANKN)  
Resources for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing.

Alaska Parent as Teachers State Office (RurAL CAP)  
Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an early childhood parent education and family support program designed to empower parents to give their children the best possible start in life. Home visits and group socialization are offered to families. The PAT approach is to support all children so that they will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.

All Alaska Pediatric Partnership (AAPP)
The All Alaska Pediatric Partnership supports and links healthcare and community-based services between government, healthcare entities, social services, and payers for children and families by leading collaborative opportunities, improving efficiency within systems, advocating on behalf of children, expanding education and training opportunities for healthcare professionals, and enhancing communication around children’s health and wellness. 

Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC) Alaska affiliates:
Anchorage AEYC (AAEYC)
Southeast AEYC (AEYC-SEA)  
Northern Interior AEYC (NIAEYC)

Best Beginnings
Best Beginnings is a public-private partnership that mobilizes people and resources to ensure all Alaska children begin school ready to succeed.

Early Intervention-Infant Learning (ILP) )
Intervention services for infant and toddlers at risk for developmental delays. Phone 1(877) 477-3659 (in state only)

Easter Seals Alaska  
Offers hundreds of home and community based services and supports-categorized into five distinct support areas; Live, Learn, Work, Play and Act.

Help Me Grow Alaska (HMG Alaska)
Connecting Caregivers and their children with resources and support for child development.

Special Education Service Agency (SESA)
SESA is an educational service agency comprised of a low incidence disability service inclusive of a statewide lending library. Low incidence disabilities include autismdeaf and hard of hearing (DHOH)vision impairmentemotional disabilities and multiple disabilities.

Stone Soup Group 
Stone Soup Group exists to sustain the health and well-being of Alaskan children with special needs and their families. Stone Soup Group works with families of children with special needs from birth up to age 26. Our services are available statewide to help families with medical, disability, mental health, and special education issues. Our programs focus on a specific need based on each family’s unique story and most are at no cost to families.

To help all Alaskan children receive the quality of early care and education they deserve.

National resources

Act Early App     
Milestone tracker

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)  
AAP mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
The U.S. Department of Justice provides information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through a toll-free ADA information line. 800-514-0301 (voice) or 800-514-0383 (TTY)

Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) 
The Association promotes and supports the optimal education and development of children, from birth through early adolescence, and the professional growth of educators and other committed to the needs of children in a changing society.

Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services and is recognized as the nation’s premiere health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency.

Childcare Aware of America   
Find Alaska’s resources for child care, financial assistance, health and social services and more.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPCS)  
CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. 

Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood (CEC DEC)  
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) promotes policies and advances evidence-based practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of young children (0-8) who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
Website and social media pages of the Office of Head Start (OHS).

Family Education Network  
A consumer network of learning and informational resources.

Healthy Children Parenting
Provides information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about health, development, safety, and awareness for parents and caregivers.

HighScope Educational Research Foundation
Publishes many resources that support early childhood educators in their continued learning about best practices and the latest research in the early childhood field.

Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)  
MCEC is focused on ensuring quality education opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, family separation and transition. The MCEC performs research, develops resources, conducts professional institutes and conferences and publishes resources for all constituencies. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)  
Promoting high-quality learning by connecting practice, policy, and research. 

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC DLL)  
Use these resources to support young children who are learning a second language while continuing to develop their home language.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC)   
NAFCC is dedicated to promoting quality child care by strengthening the profession of family child care. NAFCC provides technical assistance to family child care associations by promoting leadership development and by promoting quality and professionalism through the organization’s accreditation process for family child care providers.

National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI)    
NBCDI provides and supports program, workshops, and resources for African American children, their parents and communities in early health and education, health, elementary and secondary education,  child welfare and parenting,  Affiliated chapter in many regions of the country provide direct services at the community level.

National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning (NCECDTL)   
 advances best practices in the identification, development, and promotion of the implementation of evidence-based child development and teaching and learning practices that are culturally and linguistically responsive and lead to positive child outcomes across early childhood programs.

National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations
The National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations is a repository of state and territory licensing regulations and agency contact information. It is organized by State and allows users to access child care licensing regulations that apply to child care centers, family child care homes, school-age programs, and infant care programs, and other specialized programs.

North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)   
The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education is an inspiration to early childhood educators worldwide.  Ideas about this approach can be accessed through publication, a newsletter, traveling exhibits and seminars.

Office of Child Care (OCC)  
OCC supports low-income working families through child care financial assistance and promotes children’s learning by improving the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs. 

Office of Head Start (OHS)   
OHS manages grant funding and oversees local agencies providing Head Start services. Head Start promotes school readiness of children under 5 from low-income families through education, health, social and other services.

Parent as Teachers (PAT)
Parents as Teachers take a holistic approach to strengthening families. Through our evidence-based early childhood home visiting model, we provide services to pregnant women and families with children from birth through kindergarten.

PBS for Parents    
PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.

Sesame Street in Communities  
Resources, Strategies, and Support for community providers through ongoing collaboration, training experiences, and local partnerships and continually add content that meets the changing needs of the communities.

Vroom App 
A set of tools and resources designed to inspire families to turn everyday moments into “brain building moments” by layering activities that are essential to healthy brain development into existing routines.

Zero to Three
To ensure that all babies and toddlers benefit from the early connections that are critical to their well-being and development.