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.
Join thread at UAA for a Community Conversation: Challenges for Affordable Childcare for the Working Poor in Alaska
thread's CEO, Stephanie Berglund will join a panel at UAA, Thursday, October 6th at 7:00pm for a community conversation about poverty in Alaska, how it affects our children and how it shapes our child care options. The community forum is part of the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and Alaska Pacific University's (APU) Books of the Year program (firstname.lastname@example.org). The UAA/APU Books of the Year program is a partnership bringing together faculty, staff and community members to understand common themes. The books serve to begin a discussion of larger issues impacting our communities.
The 2011-13 Books of the Year include The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, by Michael Lewis and The Working Poor: Invisible in America, by David K. Shipler. The theme of the upcoming panel is "Money and Morality."
Along with Berglund, panelists include Samantha Farmer, a UAA student and parent, Connie Wirz, Executive Director of Cook Inlet Native Head Start and Virgene Hanna, from the UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research. The panel is moderated by Bonny Headley, UAA Early Childhood Education Faculty.
The community forum will be at the UAA/APU Consortium Library, Room 307 and parking is free. For more information about the Books of the Year program, please visit www.uaa.alaska.edu/books-of-the-year.