Summer is a time for family fun with thread!
During the summer months in Alaska, thread hosts and joins many community events throughout the state which include everything from activities for dads to street fairs - fun stuff for the entire family.
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thread is committed to move quality Child Care forward in Alaska. Quality child care means providing a safe, clean and engaging place where parents can partner with trained professionals to help nurture their children’s education, emotions and physical abilities. To really move quality forward in Alaska, it takes a community. We invite you to join thread by voting in the upcoming election and joining thread’s action center. For more recent news and articles from thread, check out thread's Fall E-Newsletter!
Vote: thread celebrated National Step Up For Kids’ day with special events and a video highlighting why investments in children and families are important to every community in Alaska. In its fifth year, Step Up For Kids is coordinated by Every Child Matters in Washington D.C. to raise awareness among voters and elected officials about the issues American children face including access to child care, poverty, child abuse and neglect, and health care. As partners in Step Up For Kids’, thread encourages everyone to vote! Recognizing young children cannot vote, we know every vote for children matters and can inform legislation and policies impacting families across the state. For more information, please visit www.elections.alaska.gov. You can also find national news and information about candidate’s support of children’s issues at www.everychildmatters.org
Take Action: thread recently hosted a workshop with special guests from the Public Policy team at Child Care Aware of America. Many statewide partners gathered in Anchorage to discuss issues and policy impacting access to affordable, quality child care. The federal Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG), which sets law and funding around child care, was highlighted. The CCDBG has not been reauthorized in over sixteen years and needs to be strengthened. thread supports national and state policy to improve the quality of care, through laws like this one. Watch for news about future conversations around strengthening quality care in Alaska.
You can take action today by joining thread’s online Action Center under the community tab at www.threadalaska.org. Look for “Be a Voice” and join a growing movement to improving child care in Alaska.