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.
Become a member of thread's AmeriCorps Strengthening Families Project
thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral Network
thread is Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral Network, advancing the quality of early education and child development by empowering parents, educating child care professionals and collaborating with our communities. thread supports Strengthening Families (SF), a national effort among early care and education programs, child welfare departments and communities providing families and early educators with tools and information to help children thrive.
What is Strengthening Families?
Strengthening Families is a proven and cost effective way to improve child outcomes and help reduce child abuse and neglect through building the following protective factors in families:
Recently, thread received support from AmeriCorps Alaska to expand SF to reach more families and early care and education programs in Anchorage, Alaska. thread is seeking 10 AmeriCorps members to serve at selected early care and education host program sites around Anchorage to support the families whose children are enrolled in the program as well as staff working at the program using the SF Protective Factors.
thread AmeriCorps Member Family Support Specialist Position Overview
The successful candidate will serve in an early care and education program (host program) to support the families whose children are enrolled in the program as well as the staff working at the program using the Strengthening Families Protective Factors as a framework. thread will engage 10 AmeriCorps members to serve at selected early care and education host program sites around Anchorage and be supported at the Anchorage thread office, located at 3350 Commercial Dr. Ste 203 Anchorage, AK 99501.
AmeriCorps Members will serve one year. Members will be expected to serve at least 1700 hours within the service year.
Benefits of AmeriCorps Service
Serving at thread as an AmeriCorps member will give you:
Specific Responsibilities and Skills
Learn more about specific responsibilities and activities and download the service description here! To apply, download the AmeriCorps application here and return to thread at email@example.com.
Additional Information and Resources
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