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On behalf of the thread Board of Directors – THANK YOU! As of early March, over 50 generous Alaskans have supported thread through Pick.Click.Give! [Read More... ]
Alaskan quilter Maria Shell describes the making of the thread Generations Quilt. [Read More... ]
In an effort to expand a popular children’s book program more broadly in Alaska, Best Beginnings will issue grants to launch Imagination Library in new communities and expand it in communities that already have the program. [Read More... ]
Quality child care is the best gift for your child! This year, send your first Valentine to Congress urging them to protect the 11 million children in child care by reauthorizing the Child Care and Development Block Grant. [Read More... ]
“In states that make it a priority to educate our youngest children…studies show students grow up more likely to read and do math at grade level, graduate high school, hold a job, form more stable families of their own. We know this works. So let’s do what works and make sure none of our children start the race of life already behind.”
President Barack Obama
State of the Union, February 12, 2013 [Read More... ]
"Early childhood education is the driver of better outcomes and returns in secondary and higher education, health and economic development."
- James Heckman, Nobel Laureate Economist, University of Chicago
Learn more about early brain development during a free public talk with neuroscientist and best-selling author Dr. Lise Eliot at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Wilda Marston Theatre in the Z.J. Loussac Public Library in Anchorage. Dr. Eliot’s public talk will focus on themes from her latest book, Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps and What We Can Do About It. [Read More... ]
It's that time again to complete your Permanent Fund Dividend or PFD application and give to your favorite charities at the same time with "Pick. Click. Give." [Read More... ]
Learning doesn’t start at kindergarten, it begins at birth. At thread, we know children are learning first from their parents and also from their child care providers and teachers. This holiday season, thread says thank you to all those who spend their time caring for and teaching our children. [Read More... ]