Business of Caring
Three times a year, from 12-1 pm at the AEYC Office
Training happens in January, April, and September, or by appointment.
Would you like to become a child care provider? Do you know about the many benefits and supports available through AEYC/thread? Stop by our office to find out more. We'll answer your questions and point you in the right direction to get started.
Become a Family Child Care Provider
More than 60% of children of all ages need some form of child care - from infant care to after-school programs. As a Family Child Care provider, you’re free to set your own hours and design your own caring activities. AEYC / thread is here to support you along the way.
The Process for Starting your own Child Care Business:
As an approved provider you may care for a total of five children, including your own. Within a year of becoming approved, the State of Alaska requires that you become licensed. When you’re licensed, you may care for a total of eight children, including your own.
Is becoming licensed difficult?
The licensing procedure is more straight forward than you might expect. Basically, it means ensuring that your home offers a safe, healthy, stimulating environment for young children. And that’s just common sense. AEYC/thread can walk you through the licensing process, act as a liaison with the licensing specialist, and provide support and technical assistance along the way!
As a provider, how can AEYC / thread support me?
As a child care resource and referral agency, we’re eager to help you explore all the possibilities and opportunities we have available. We’ll give you guidance, answer your questions, and help you get the training you need. We’ll help you start off on a sound business footing and, as soon as you’re approved or licensed, refer families in need of care to you.
Is financial help available?
If you work in a licensed family child care or center program, you are eligible for education funds of up to $500 per year for early childhood courses, conferences, and specialized training. A 75 percent reimbursement is provided through AEYC/thread with funds from the state Department of Health and Social Services.
Are you ready to Open Your Heart & Your Home?
To become an Approved Provider contact Catholic Community Services: 907-463-6184
To become a Licensed Provider contact Child Care Licensing: 907-465-4756