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By Stephanie Berglund, CEO/thread

Every day thousands of working parents across Alaska leave their children with early care professionals and educators, and trust that they are being loved and cared for in a safe, educational and fun setting.  But the fact is that Alaska currently ranks in the bottom half of quality early care and education across the nation. With 90 percent of brain development occurring before the age four, what our children experience in their early care is critical to their development and success—and our future.  The time has come to invest in quality early care and education, and change the way we talk about quality care.   [Read More... ]




Now through July 31st, thread is accepting book donations at various community locations for the 7th annual Book Party in the Park.  [Read More... ]



Jun
20
2013
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The Rally4Babies on July 8 is an effort to get people talking about the importance of early learning birth to five. Join the rally and sign the petition!  [Read More... ]




Early educators across Alaska can help thread improve and plan for training by taking this short survey.  [Read More... ]




Keep children safe while riding in the car. Take advantage of the Alaska Injury Prevention Center's free car seat and booster checks.  [Read More... ]




On June 5th, early learning advocates around the country will join together for a day of action in support of President Obama's new early learning initiative.  [Read More... ]



May
07
2013
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Tell us what makes your early childhood providers special and they could win a training gift certificate from thread!  [Read More... ]



May
01
2013
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Low wages for early educators affect not only the care givers - it affects our children, too.  [Read More... ]



Apr
15
2013
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April 14-20 is the Week of the Young Child, an annual celebration to bring attention to the needs of young children and their families.  [Read More... ]



Apr
08
2013
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This month all child care programs have the chance to help improve access to affordable, quality child care for Alaskan families. And the best part? It only takes 5-10 minutes.  [Read More... ]




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