Child Care Referral Services
thread provides referrals to child care programs only, we do not provide recommendations. Parents are encouraged to visit and interview providers before making a final decision about their child care. Please see a sample plan and simple steps you can follow in your search for child care in the "plan for child care search." Family services are provided free of charge, including referrals, library use, and consumer information.
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How thread's referral service works
thread’s Family Services department helps families find child care by conducting an individualized search from our child care database which includes types of programs such as family child care homes, centers, preschool programs, Head Start programs, and more. Our database includes early care and education programs and settings located throughout Alaska.
We search by family’s specific needs including the child’s age, location, desired program type, transportation options, and other factors important to your family. We can also answer many important questions about the child care programs in our database such as vacancies, fees, policies, caregiver experience, and types of activities available.
There are several easy ways to access early care and education referrals:
For child care referral support or to speak to someone in person, please click here for your regional thread office contact information.
Along with referrals, we highly recommend:
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