• Early Childhood Community Head Start 


    KCI Head Start

    KCI Head Start offers half day and full day preschool programs for Anchorage children ages 3-5.  The program is free to eligible families.  Limited transportation is provided.  Please visit  KCI Head Start for more information. 


    CCS Early Learning

    CCS Early Learning offers 1/2 day preschool at their Chugiak Head Start Center for children in the Chugiak and Eagle River area.  Please visit CCS Head Start for more information. 


    Cook Inlet Native Head Start

    Cook Inlet Native Head Starts offers both half day and full day preschool services.   The mission of the program is to  build strong foundations with Alaska Native Families through Alaska Native cultures and education.  The program is free to eligible families.   Please call 433-1600 for more information.  

    Rural CAP

    Rural CAP offers a half-day head start classroom and early head start for children and families in the Anchorage Area.  Please visit Rural CAP for more infotmation. 

  • Early Childhood Community Resources



    thread provides early care and education referrals and parenting support to over 7,000 families, trains over 2,500 early educators and offers onsite assistance and consultation to almost 200 early care and education programs throughout Alaska.  Visit thread's website for more information.


    PIC provides early intervention services to children 0-3 who reside in Anchorage.  PIC’s mission is to promote the growth and development if young children who experience developmental delays by supporting and strengthening parents. To learn more, please visit www.picak.org


    In Eagle River & Chugiak, on Elmendorf and Fort Rich, FOCUS is the agency that works in respectful partnerships with families in offering Infant Learning services. Visit here for more information.  

    Anchorage Public Library

    The Anchorage Public Library offers many resources and activities for preschool aged children.  Visit the library website for information. 

    Best Beginnings 

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

    CITC ARISE K Preparedness 

    ARISE partners are committed to supporting sustained success for every Alaska Native student in Anchorage across their development—from learner to leader, toddler to elder. We want all children to have the opportunity to reach their full potential, because each individual’s success is a collective gain. If you are interested in learning how ARISE supports community preschoolers, please visit their website


    Stone Soup

    Stone Soup is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that provides information, support, training and resoueces to assist families caring for children with special needs.  Click here to visit Stone Soup.