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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Investing in Alaska's Workforce - Summit Resources

The Summit is a day-long conversation about how the early care & learning industry plays a crucial role in Alaska’s economy. Businesses and organizations rely on child care to meet the needs of their employees each day in order to maintain a quality workforce. And, having a strong workforce is critical to having a strong economy.

Plus, early care & learning invest­ments are a major component of overall education reform and as economist will tell you, yield a high rate of return. Having a high-quality early care & learning program instills a strong founda­tion of cognitive and social skills in children, making them more likely to graduate high school, refrain from criminal activities, attend col­lege, contribute to the workforce, and achieve higher earnings.

You can take steps right now to support quality early care & learning by signing up for advocacy alerts from thread's online Action Center.



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Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow; A Business Case for High-quality Child Care
Report from U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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ReadyNation: STEM Brief
From ReadyNation

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Family Friendly Workplace
A checklist to help create a family friendly workplace

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Why Business Should Support Early Childhood Education
A report by the Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Cafeteria Plan
Also known as a dependent care plan

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Service Options
Service options to create a family friendly workplace

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What Can the Business Community Do to Take Action?
Six things businesses can do to support early care & learning.

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ReadyNation: Business Case for Early Childhood Investments
A document from ReadyNation

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ReadyNation: Building the Workforce Pipeline for the Energy Industry
A document from ReadyNation

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ReadyNation: Tomorrow's STEM Workforce
A document from ReadyNation

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The Economic of Early Care & Learning in Alaska - Report Summary

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2015 Statewide Early Care and Learning Economic Impact Report

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ReadyNation: Business Brief
From ReadyNation

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