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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Services for Families
Recognizing parents as a child’s first teacher, thread understands that families want the best for their children including ensuring they have great care and maximizing their development and learning potential. thread staff are dedicated to helping families make informed choices about early care and education by providing child care referrals and parenting information, community resources and short term support to meet families needs. thread supports all families to maximize their child’s experiences in quality care and learning.
Free of charge, thread provides families with an individualized list of early care and education programs based on their specific needs. thread offers information on:
Guidance for Choosing Quality Care and Education
thread also offers guidance on how to identify and choose quality care and education programs. Check out these resources for more.
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
thread, partnering with Thrivalaska in Fairbanks, provides local CCAP services. In addition to providing thread resource and referral services to families and training for early educators in the Interior and Northern part of the state, Thrivalaska began administering the Fairbanks area Child Care Assistance Program on September 1, 2011.
Not Sure How to Begin? thread and Thrivalaska can help answer your CCAP questions:
You can download the Child Care Assistance Application and Checklist here. For more information regarding the CCAP application or process for the Northern / Interior region of Alaska, please email email@example.com or call 907.479.2212 or toll free 866.878.2273. Office hours are 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. For more information, you can also visit the State of Alaska's Child Care Assistance webpage.
Services 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.
Trainings and resources are available at thread for military spouses who are interested in providing family child care such as how to become a licensed child care provider and acquiring the proper credentials the military requires. Trainings include Getting Started in Family Child care and The Business of Caring.
In addition, Better Kid Care (BKC) is a low cost online Child Care Training, approved for professional development credit in Alaska. Child care providers living in military-rich communities in Alaska have had access to free BKC online training through thread’s Military Child Care Quality Initiative grant until July 31, 2014. The BCK On Demand Lessons are also very affordable at a cost of $5.00 per lesson.
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