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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Quality Early Care and Learning

When it comes to child care, it's difficult to express in tangible ways what quality looks like.  thread has several initiatives underway to help families understand and be able to identify quality early care and education.

"We're Ready" Campaign

thread has launched a public awareness campaign called "We're Ready." We want families to be able to say “we’re ready” and to feel prepared and confident that their infant, toddler or preschooler is in the best possible child care setting they can be!  thread has developed some tools to help families get started in their quality search.

1. Look for these basic characteristics of quality care:

    Licensed.    Safe.        Healthy.        Playful.


2.   Download these tools that further explain how to plan your child care seach and what questions to ask:

Learn & Grow - Quality Recogntion & Improvement System

Starting in July, 2016 Alaska begins a statewide effort to implement a Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS) for child care called Learn & Grow. Learn more about what Learn & Grow means for our state here