Giving to Quality Early Care and Education

thread works with and supports thousands of Alaska’s families and early educators by providing resources like teaching materials and books, family friendly events and high quality training for early educators. We invite you to join us in supporting quality early care and education for Alaska’s children.

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October 5, 2017, Anchorage: Investing in Alaska's Workforce: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care & Learning at the Anchorage Marriott Dowtown, 8 am - 4 pm. Learn more.


First Thursday of the month (during the school year), Juneau: Family Night at the Downtown Library,  5:30 - 7 pm. FREE.

Third Thursday of the month (during the school year), Juneau: AEYC Preschool Family Night at the New Valley Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. FREE.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday, Juneau: Family Nights at the Turf, 5 - 6:30 pm at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Light snacks included. FREE. 



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Parent TALK Community Café Schedule

thread’s Parent TALK is a free group where parents learn, share ideas, and ask questions about the joys and challenges of parenting. Enjoy a free dinner, giveaways, books & resources, children’s activities, and more. Parent TALK meets from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the thread conference room at 3350 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, 99501. Pre-registration is required. Registration for an upcoming session opens at 9:00 am the Monday following the previous session.


October 17, 2017
Cooperative Co-Parenting ~ Whether you are a single mother living with your parents or a couple who recently divorced, there are many situations where multiple adults find themselves working together to raise children. Come learn about the topic of co-parenting and how to see through the frustration of differing opinions and start working together as a team!
November 9, 2017
Battling Bad Behavior ~ From environment to emotional issues, children’s bad behavior can come from a variety of origins. Come learn about behavioral issues, where they come from, and what you can do to help guide behavior in a more positive direction!
December 14, 2017
Spotlight on Special Needs ~ It can be difficult to navigate through all the resources available for children who have special needs. Come hear an overview of systems available in Anchorage to support children who have special needs, and also learn a little about bullying prevention.
January 11, 2018 Social and Emotional Intelligence ~ Children learn more than just words, numbers, and shapes as they grow—they also learn about emotions and how to interact with others. Come gather ways to nurture resilience in your child to increase self-confidence and strengthen his connections to our world.

Watch for more sessions coming in spring of 2018!