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Child and Family Resources

AEYC - SEA: Association of the Education of Young Children, Southeast Alaska. AEYC - SEA is thread's partner, providing child care resource and referrals and training for early educators in the southeast region of Alaska.

Camp Fire Alaska : Camp Fire Alaska's programs build caring, confident youth and future leaders through school-based child care, community drop-in centers in low income neighborhoods, resident and day camps and a rural Alaska program that brings camp counselors to remote villages for summer programs.

Providence Child Development Center: Parenting and child development classes.

Thrivalaska: Thrivalaska is thread's partner organization serving the Northern and Interior region of Alaska. Thrivalaska is a learning organization for children and adults where children, families, and staff are valued. Thrivalaska provides child care resources and referrals for families, training to early educators and child care assistance.

Community Resources

Anchorage School District: Educating all students for success in life.

Best Beginnings: Best Beginnings is a public-private partnership that mobilizes people and resources to ensure all Alaska children begin school ready to succeed.

Food Bank of Alaska: Food Bank of Alaska believes no one deserves to be hungry. They are dedicated to eliminating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and providing food to partner agencies, feeding hungry people and through anti-hunger leadership.

Imaginarium: This is a dynamic center of hands-on science, learning and fun. As Alaska's only science discovery center, we unlock the mysteries of science and technology through exciting and interactive exhibits and programs.

Up and Away and Out of Sight: Every year, more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms because they got into medicines while their parent or caregiver was not looking. The Up and Away and Out of Sight educational program was created to remind families of the importance of safe medicine storage.

To help keep children safe through proper medicine storage, Up and Away and Out of Sight educates parents and caregivers by: reminding them about safe medicine storage; providing them with information and tools to keep their child/children safe; and encouraging them to take action.

Funding and Support

Alaska Children's Trust: The mission of the Alaska Children's Trust is to improve the status of children in Alaska by generating funds and committing resources to eliminate child abuse and neglect.

Child Care Assistance (CCA): thread, through Thrivalaska, provides CCA services in the Northern and Interior region of the state.

Child Care Assistance, State of Alaska: Child Care Assistance, State of Alaska Child Care Program Office (CCPO) website provides information about how to apply, an income calculator and other resources.

State of Alaska Child and Adult Care Food Program: The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a program that provides healthy meals and snacks to children and adults receiving day care. It plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care and making it healthy meals more affordable for low-income families.

USDA Food & Nutrition Service : FNS provides children and low-income people access to food, a healthful diet, and nutrition education.

Licensing or Child Abuse Hotline

Business License Information: State of Alaska Business license information.

Office of Children's Services: The Office of Children's Services focuses on the safety and well-being of all children. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected call: 1.800.478.4444

Professional Development

A-Z Child Care Information Links: Access a list of selected web sites providing health and safety tips and information applicable to child care settings from the National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education.

AK Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development - Training for Child Care Workers: Find First Aid/CPR classes and other training programs for early educators.

Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC): The Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children (Anchorage AEYC) leads families, professionals, policy makers, and members of our communities to promote a vision of all young children living and learning in a diverse and supportive world.

Child Care Aware - How to get started: Resources for prospective child care providers and information on how to: develop a business plan, prepare a budget, manage a CCP, market their CCP, and more!

Cooperative Extension: Resources and articles for quality child care.

Let's Move! Child Care : As Let’s Move! Child Care participants, providers in center and home settings can complete an online interactive checklist to assess what quality improvements can be made related to the five goals and create a customized action plan to implement in their programs. Upon successful completion of the action plans, providers can retake the online assessment and receive a certificate of recognition for their efforts. In several states, child care providers can also receive continuing education units (CEUs) for their participation.

National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC): National membership organization working with the more than 400 state and local family child care providers associations in the United State. The focus of NAFCC is to promote quality family child care through accreditation and to promote training and leadership development through specialized technical assistance.

National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC): NAEYC's programs and policies help child care providers, parents and children.

National Child Care Association: National Child Care Association represents the private, licensed early childhood care and education community. NCCA has a dual advocacy for quality, affordable child care as well as the business of child care.

Teaching Strategies, Inc.: Enhances the quality of early childhood programs by offering practical, developmentally appropriate curriculum materials, training programs, parenting resources, and staff development services.

The Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition: Headquartered in Washington, DC, the Council's mission is to increase the status and recognition of early care and education professionals who care for children birth through 5 years of age in child care centers, family child care homes, and as home visitors.

Special Needs or Children with Disabilities

Alaska Inclusive Child Care Program (Alaska IN!): The Alaska IN! program is administered by the Child Care Program Office to give extra support to families with children who have special needs in accessing inclusive child care.

State of Alaska Infant Learning Program: The State of Alaska's Infant Learning Program (ILP) is one of Alaska's leading resources on the first three years of life. ILP's aim is to strengthen and support families to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers with special needs.

Stone Soup Group: They sustain the health and well being of Alaskan children with special health care needs and their families. Through listening to the stories of families, they identify areas of need and work with communities to find solutions.