2011 UPDATE! Economic Impact of Early Education and Child Care Services in Alaska
"America under-invests in the early years of its disadvantaged children. Redirecting additional funds toward the early years, is a sound investment in the productivity and safety of our society," Nobel Laureate James Heckman. Read thread's updated 2011 Economic Impact of Early Education and Child Care Services in Alaska report.
thread Hosted Leadership Symposium: June 10-11
thread hosted early educators from around the state at a dynamic two-day leadership symposium June 10th and 11th in Anchorage at the Hilton Hotel. The focus of the symposium was on building leadership skills and quality in early childhood programs. Keynote speaker Julie C. Parker, with the Department of Child and Family Studies at the the University of Southern Mississippi, shared how early educators can use the mission and vision of their programs to increase the quality of care.
The symposium also highlighted ways to engage and support families, communication strategies for staff, partners and community members and training and technical assistance opportunities available through thread. Additionally, sypmposium participants from approved and licensed programs were eligible for a monetary stipend and incentive materials each day of the training.
For more information or questions, please contact Alicia Deaver at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 907.265.3105.