Giving to Quality Early Care and Education

thread works with and supports thousands of Alaska’s families and early educators by providing resources like teaching materials and books, family friendly events and high quality training for early educators. We invite you to join us in supporting quality early care and education for Alaska’s children.

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thread's annual Children's Book Drive, Anchorage: July 1 - 31, donate new or gently used books for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school-age children at the thread office or any Anchorage Fred Meyer store. 

thread's 12th annual Book Party in the Park: Family fun event. Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 4 pm - 7 pm at the Mt. View Garden Art Park in Anchorage. FREE. Learn more.


First Thursday of the month (during the school year), Juneau: Family Night at the Downtown Library,  5:30 - 7 pm. FREE.

Third Thursday of the month (during the school year), Juneau: AEYC Preschool Family Night at the New Valley Library, 5:30 - 7 pm. FREE.

Every 2nd and 4th Friday, Juneau: Family Nights at the Turf, 5 - 6:30 pm at the Dimond Park Fieldhouse. Light snacks included. FREE


Super Saturday - Spring Into Reading: Celebrate Dr. Seuss' Birthday with thread and the Fairbanks Children's Museum. Saturday, March 3, 2 - 4 pm at the Fairbanks Children's Museum, 302 Cushman Street, Suite 101. Crafts, photo opportunities, snacks, games, and more. Free with admission to museum ($8).

Parent TALK Community Café Schedule

thread’s Parent TALK is a free group where parents learn, share ideas, and ask questions about the joys and challenges of parenting. Enjoy a free dinner, giveaways, books & resources, children’s activities, and more. Parent TALK meets from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in the thread conference room at 3350 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, 99501. Pre-registration is required. Registration for an upcoming session opens at 9:00 am the Monday following the previous session.


February 8, 2018 

School Options & Educational Insights: ABC, Optional, Charter, Montessori, Immersion…it’s all so confusing! Join us to learn about the different and exciting school options in Anchorage, and how you can find the right fit for your child.

March 8, 2018 

Steering Clear of Bad Behavior: Bad behavior is something many parents have experience with, but is there anything we can do to help prevent bad behavior from happening in the first place? Come learn tips and tricks to help stop bad behavior before it even starts!

April 12, 2018 

Keeping Kids Safe if the Digital Age: Technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives, and our children have access to almost anything imaginable right at their fingertips. How can we maintain safety while still giving them the freedom to explore? Come learn tips and tricks to help keep your children safe in our ever changing digital world.

May 10, 2018 

Understanding ACEs – What are they and What can We do about them?: ACEs are Adverse Childhood Experiences, which can leave lasting impacts on our lives. Come learn about ACEs, including how they can impact our adult lives, as well as protective factors that can help our children become more resilient in the face of adversity. 

June 14, 2018 

Childhood Nutrition Expedition: Many of us have heard the saying “You are what you eat”, and every day we discover new ways nutrition impacts our well-being. Join us for a conversation around the importance of Childhood Nutrition, including how it relates to food allergies and childhood obesity.