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May 7th celebrated National Provider Appreciation Day and the professionals who give high quality care and education to Alaska kids of all ages -- whether in a preschool program or in our homes or a community facility.

We'd love to hear your own provider experiences and invite you to share with us your favorite story about child care, learning or your local provider. thread will highlight our favorite stories on the website and share them with others. Please email your story to and in the subject line type "My Story."

Candace Winkler, CEO of thread, was interviewed by David Weatherholt, host of KUDO 1080's "Getting Down to Business" on Friday, February 12, 2010. Click here to listen to the radio show.

Dirt Diggers Project for Early Educators in Fairbanks.  An exciting opportunity to promote healthy activity and increase natural elements in early childhood settings for young children. The coalition is interested in improving activity in young children in an effort to help prevent obesity for the rest of their lives. A recent report “Childhood Obesity in Alaska” noted 32% of children entering Kindergarten or First Grade in the Anchorage School District were already above normal weight. The report also showed 40% of 2-4 year olds enrolled in our State’s WIC programs are above normal weight.  [Read More... ]

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To highlight the Child Care Resource and Referral network and better connect with communities across Alaska, we have taken a fresh look at our name and a new approach to the way we present ourselves – one that creatively depicts our promise to the communities we serve.

The name thread was chosen to signify "the common thread" that ties together Alaska’s network of Child Care Resource and Referral organizations – which supports families, early educators and communities around the state.

thread CEO, Candace Winkler, comments, "thread is a very strong brand. It ties our statewide network together and conveys a sense of the work we do to connect parents, early care and education programs, and communities together to guide Alaska's children to success. thread really works. It is simple enough to resonate with grandmothers caring for their grandchildren and bold enough to work with professional early educators across the state. We love it and look forward to everyone exploring the information in our new website."

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Download the thread Press Kit.  Press kit includes information on mission, benefits, services and the new thread brochure.

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