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.
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Support for Military Families
thread, along with Child Care Aware of America and military partners, is working to increase quality community-based support to military families with increased child care opportunities. thread works with Alaska's military-rich communities, including Anchorage, Eagle River, Fairbanks and North Pole.
NEW! Exceptional Family Member Program, Respite Care
The National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies or NACCRRA has partnered with the United States Air Force (USAF) to launch a new program that will provide respite care to Air Force families with children with special needs. The USAF EFMP Respite Care service in Alaska is offered through thread. Through this program, eligible Air Force families may receive up to 20 hours of respite care per month at no cost to the family. Respite care services in Alaska will be provided by qualified providers who are recruited, screened and trained in caring for children with special needs by thread. Click here to download the parent application.
Funding for Child Care
In some cases, funding may be available through a partnership with Child Care Aware of America and the Department of Defense to help with the costs of child care. Please contact Panu Lucier, Director of Systems for Early Education Development at 907.265.3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Training and Education
Trainings and resources are available at thread for military spouses who are interested in providing in-home child care, like the "how-to's" to become a licensed child care provider and gaining the proper credentials the military requires. See some of the resources below:
Better Kid Care is a low cost online Child Care Training, approved for professional development credit in Alaska. Share this information with your child care provider!
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