"Supporting Alaska's children isn't just a feel good message, it is one of the smartest investments we can make as a community," says Stephanie Berglund, thread's CEO."
Investing early on in a child's life makes even better sense. Brain research has repeatedly shown that a majority of our brain, including its size and wiring, is developed by the age of four. However, less than 4 percent of public investments in education or early education are made at that time. The earlier the investment in early education, the higher return on the investment. That means healthier and stronger children, higher graduation rates, better employees, a more competitive workforce and ultimately, our children's success in life.
thread is committed to supporting children and families find quality and affordable child care that fits them. thread also works with early educators to provide training opportunities whether they live in Anchorage or Nome, through distance learning like online classes and self-studies. Throughout Alaska, thread supports communities in having quality early care and education choices.
"Investing in Alaska's children is paving the way for our next generation of leaders," Berglund says.
You can join thread in supporting quality early care and education by:
Clicking on thread's "donate" button at the top of our website and give online today!
Choosing thread or another favorite charity through Pick.Click.Give. Thank you to the many supporters who pledged almost $2,500 in 2011 to support quality early care and education!
Giving through your place of work: Ask your employer if you have a workplace giving program. Your employer might be able to match and double or even triple the size of your gift!
Volunteering with thread: We have a variety of volunteer activities that happen throughout the year.
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