Help Support Quality Early 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.
It's so easy.
How do I begin my search for quality early care and education?
thread Family Services department helps families find early care and education by conducting an individualized search from our early care and education database which includes types of programs such as family early care and education homes, centers, preschool programs, Head Start programs, and more.
thread provides referrals to early care and education programs only, we do not provide recommendations. Parents are encouraged to visit and interview early educators before making a final decision about their early care and education.
thread family services are provided free of charge, to include referrals, library use, and consumer information.
We search by family’s specific needs including the child’s age, location, desired program type, transportation options, and other attributes important to the family.
We can also answer many important questions about the early care and education programs in our database such as vacancies, fees, policies, caregiver experience, and types of activities available.
Our database includes early educators located throughout South Central Alaska. We are continuously updating our database to include early educators in other Alaska communities.
Online Early care and education Referral Search
Try thread’s online early care and education referral service.
You can also download the early care and education referral request form and mail, fax, email, or deliver your referral request in person to your regional Network office.
Regional Early care and education Licensing contact information
Concerns about thread’s services can be directed to (907) 563-1966 or (800) 278-3723. Concerns about an early and care and education early educator should be directed to Early care and education Licensing at 343-6700 (within Anchorage Bowl) or to 269-4500 (outside of Anchorage). Concerns about an Approved Home should be directed to 269-4500.
Whenever thread’s confidential data is requested by any person or organization, an Authorization for Exchange of Information form will be required. Information will not be provided without prior knowledge and signature.