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Early Educators

The quality of early care and education a child receives is directly related to the education and training of his/her early educator. thread supports early educators through many different training and educational opportunities. We provide both on-site and classroom based trainings as well as online and web or internet-based trainings.  thread is committed to working with individuals, early care and education centers and homes to improve the overall quality of early care and education programs in Alaska.

New CCDF Health and Safety Requirements

The reauthorization of the Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in 2014 included provisions related to health and safety requirements for all administrators and caregivers with direct access to children.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Early care and education is a growing field with many partners. Look here for questions and answers about training, on site help, funding and much more!

Services for Child Care Programs & Early Educators

thread provides a wide range of training, on-site assistance and support to early educators to improve their skills and the quality of programs in Alaska. Learn more about thread services here!

thread Training and Payment Policies

thread is committed to keeping our training fees at a reasonable rate. In order to do this, we ask training participants to read and follow thread's training and payment policies.

On Site Consultation

thread offers assistance beyond classroom or online training. Find out how thread can visit your program and work with you to create the best quality early learning setting for the children in your care.

Getting Your CDA

The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential is a nationally awarded and recognized credential in the field of early care and education. Check out the benefits of, the process and how thread can help you achieve your CDA.

Support and Funding

thread provides training, on-site support, funding, including grants to Child Care programs, and other assistance to meet early educators' professional development needs.

Alaska SEED Registry

Learn more about the Alaska SEED Registry; a dynamic database that tracks educational and professional development milestones of early educators on an individual basis.

thread Awards


Forms You Can Use

Find thread applications, funding and reiumbursement forms as well as sample program policies and templates. If you need assistance, please contact your nearest thread office.

Learn & Grow (Alaska's QRIS)

Learn & Grow is Alaska's Quality Recognition & Improvement System (QRIS) and promotes Alaska's young children's success in life by supporting improved quality in early care and learning settings.