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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August 10, 2017, Anchorage:11th Annual Book Party in the Park at the Mt. View Garden Art Park, 3350 Commercial Drive, 4 - 7 pm/ FREE

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.


March 9, 2017

Simplicity Parenting ~ Between soccer practice, running errands, tutoring sessions, and everything else fighting for our attention, it can be difficult to find time to just relax and enjoy time with our families. Come learn about Simplicity Parenting, including tips and tricks for how you can incorporate this concept into your daily life.

April 13, 2017

Ready for Kindergarten! ~ It seems like they were born just yesterday, and now they are starting school! Come learn tips and get resources you can use to make sure your child is ready for kindergarten!

May 11, 2017

Get Up and Move! Learning through Play ~ In today’s technology-driven world it can sometimes be difficult to stay active, but physical activities help children develop gross motors skills, problem solving skills, and so much more! Turn off the TV and turn on the music to get your child moving, grooving, and learning!

June 8, 2017

Meaningful Connections ~ Children are constantly growing and changing, which can make it difficult to stay connected. Come learn how to talk to kids of any age, listen through their ears, and find out how to maintain meaningful connections.