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We had quite a shake-up on Nov. 30th, and we’re hoping your family, children, and teachers are well and beginning to recover. 

Being in an earthquake is a frightening experience which brings additional stress related to your family, home, work, and child care.

The State of Alaska Child Care Program Office, the Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing and thread are working together to support you with your child care needs following the earthquake. We have a plan to contact child care programs impacted by the earthquake to confirm which programs are open. For those child care programs that are closed, we will be assisting them with the support they need to open as soon as possible.


Get the latest updates on our website's Earthquake Center and on thread's Facebook page.


Your Family's Child Care Needs

  • Follow your child care program’s guidelines and procedures for services following a natural disaster. Contact the program directly for the status of the facility, procedures, and closures. If you are unable to reach your program, call the Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing Office at (907) 343-4758 or Outside of the Municipality, the Alaska Child Care Program Office can assist you at (888) 268-4632.
  • Get the Anchorage School District’s (ASD) earthquake updates. Currently, all ASD facilities and non-ASD afterschool activities are closed until December 10. Updates are available in multi-languages.

  • Work with your employer. If you are returning to work and need child care, review your policies for taking time off. Alternatively, ask your employer about your options for working from home, bringing your child to work, or flexing your time.  

  • Check in with your community. Family, friends, neighbors, or your local church or place of worship may be able to provide temporary child care.  

  • If you are in a parenting crisis, or need more comprehensive social services assistance, contact the Alaska Parent Line by calling 2-1-1 or visiting


Resources and Guidelines to Help Children Cope 

Enjoy the time with your family. It’s an opportunity to get outdoors, cook or play games together! 

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