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thread is committed to move quality Child Care forward in Alaska. Quality child care means providing a safe, clean and engaging place where parents can partner with trained professionals to help nurture their children’s education, emotions and physical abilities. To really move quality forward in Alaska, it takes a community. We invite you to join thread by voting in the upcoming election and joining thread’s action center. For more recent news and articles from thread, check out thread's Fall E-Newsletter!  [Read More... ]

thread, Alaska's Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) Network is celebrating national Step Up For Kids Day, September 20, 2012 with the launch of a video highlighting why investment in children and families is important to every community in the state, especially during election season.

"Young children can't vote," said Stephanie Berglund, thread's CEO. "We encourage people, no matter what their political affiliation, to register and vote in our upcoming elections with children in mind."  [Read More... ]

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In light of the tragic death of 19-month old Faith Phillips at a child care center in Wasilla, Alaska, thread extends sympathy to the Phillips family in what is a parent's worst nightmare, losing a child. Unfortunately, these tragedies are a wake up call to policy-makers about the importance of training all people who care for young children. This includes CPR, First Aid, Safe Sleep, SIDS/Shaken Baby, appropriate supervisory guidance and other health and safety training.  [Read More... ]

Join thread to Help Move Child Care Forward in Alaska on September 11th, 2012. thread, with special guests from Child Care Aware of America, invites you to a community discussion about issues important to quality early care and education in Alaska. Participants will discuss what is happening on the national landscape around quality child care and what this means to Alaska families and children. This event is an important opportunity to make your voice heard and share your ideas on how we can all move child care forward in Alaska.  [Read More... ]

thread's Safe Sleeping for Alaska's Babies Campaign was recently featured on Fox 4 (KTBY) news, highlighting the new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) crib standards.  [Read More... ]

“It broke my heart, but I have a responsibility to be a good steward of public funds,” said Deborah Lo, Dean of the School of Education and Graduate Studies at UAS, who made the recommendation. In the Juneau Empire article, Lo said that the demand was never very high, and was dropping.  [Read More... ]

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thread has opened a new office in Kenai, further expanding services to reach more families and early educators in Southcentral Alaska.

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thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Network, is partnering with government, business and private foundations to place cribs meeting new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) standards and Federal Child Care Regulation requirements in Child Care programs throughout Alaska.

“What could be more important than creating safe sleep environments for Alaska’s babies,” said Stephanie Berglund, thread’s CEO. “By replacing a crib for a crib in each child care program, we are hoping to support safe sleep for over 4,000 infants and toddlers who are cared for in Licensed Child Care programs throughout the state.  [Read More... ]

This July 4th holiday, thread is one of 500 finalists for Toyota's 100 Cars for Good program. Help spread the word about quality early care and education by voting for thread at on  July 4th, 2012. The winner on Facebook that day will receive a new Toyota car.  [Read More... ]

By Stephanie Berglund, thread CEO (from thread's family newsletter issue, Summer 2011)

This time of year usually finds me and my family planning outdoor adventures to our favorite camping, kayaking or hiking spot. Wherever we go, we always bring along our favorite books to read. Reading together as families is an easy and fun way to support children’s development while creating positive family memories.  [Read More... ]

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