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Summer is a time for family fun with thread!  (June 05, 2012)
During the summer months in Alaska, thread hosts and joins many community events throughout the state which include everything from activities for dads to street fairs - fun stuff for the entire family.
Local Initiative Supporting Early Childhood Workforce Funded  (May 23, 2012)
Juneau, AK - An initiative to increase the recruitment and retention of qualified early educators in Juneau was approved for full funding by the finance committee of the Juneau City and Borough Assembly on May 16th, 2012.
New Support for Early Education Includes Wage Incentives, Cribs  (May 14, 2012)
Governor Parnell signed into law three budget bills for fiscal year 2013 that include support for early education in Alaska, including a wage incentive program for early educators, funding to help child care providers replace outdated cribs and support for Anchorage Imagination Library.
Happy Provider Appreciation Day!  (May 08, 2012)
Happy Provider Appreciation Day, Friday, May 11th! Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated annually and is a special day to recognize child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere.
thread and Child Care Aware Honor Senator Mark Begich (D-AK)  (April 26, 2012)
Child Care Aware® of America (formerly NACCRRA) joins with thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral organization, in honoring Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) for his work on behalf of young children during the “Week of the Young Child."
Get Ready to Celebrate the Week of the Young Child!  (April 03, 2012)
April 22nd through 29th marks an annual national celebration around children and families: Week of the Young Child™. This year's week highlights the theme "Early Years Are Learning Years." The Week of the Young Child™ is sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and focuses attention on the needs of young children and their families.
Senator Begich Introduces New Legislation Supporting the Early Care and Education Workforce  (March 07, 2012)
Washington, D.C. -- On Thursday in Washington D.C. Senator Mark Begich (D-Alaska) introduced three new bills supporting those working in the field of early care and education. The new legislation was introduced as a package designed to address access, quality and affordability in early education programs.
What Does It Mean to Invest in Early Education in Alaska?  (February 06, 2012)
“A colleague once said to me, ‘we don’t start building a pipeline at mile 5, we start at 0’,” says Stephanie Berglund, the CEO of thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource & Referral Network. “The same can be said for our children; we should be investing more starting at birth and earlier in their care and education.”
Alaska's children and early educators benefit from Pick.Click.Give donations  (January 04, 2012)
In 2011, thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource and Referral Agency received $2400 in individual donations through the Pick.Click.Give program. thread has seen an increase in Pick.Click.Give donations each year in support of quality early care and education in Alaska. Pick.Click.Give. allows Alaskans to make charitable contributions to one or more of over 400 eligible nonprofit organizations when they file online for the annual dividend.
One More Day to Pick.Click.Give Alaska!  (March 30, 2012)
You still have time to apply for the 2012 Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) before the annual 11:59 p.m. March 31 filing deadline. Your donation can be part of the growing campaign to exceed the $2 million goal for donations to nonprofits through the PFD Charitable Contributions Program Pick. Click. Give.

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