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thread is a proud participant in Pick.Click.Give. As you fill out your PFD, please Pick.Click.Give to thread! When you choose thread, you support the future of young Alaskan children and their families.

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Strengthen your child care program! Apply now for the Focus on Child Care Grant: Building Resilience Post-Pandemic. The application period has been extended to February 25, 2024.

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thread’s mission

thread is Alaska’s Child Care Resource & Referral organization, working to advance the quality of early education and child development by empowering parents, educating child care professionals, and collaborating with our communities.

Resources FOR You


Request a Referral

Not sure how you get started finding child care? Request a customized child care referral by submitting the form below. A thread staff member will contact you.

Referral Request Form

supporting THE FIELD of early childhood education

Keep Calm and Care On

We are celebrating early educators with a free subscription to Calm. Get yours today!

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collaborating WITH business & COMMUNITIES

Starting a New Child Care Business

Ready to open your own child care program? thread can help! Start with these steps.

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Policy & Advocacy

thread is Alaska’s leading voice on child care. A strong child care system is vital for Alaska – it supports all other industries working! But child care issues are impacting our families, communities, and economy.

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Improving Quality

thread houses and manages these statewide systems to improve child care quality by delivering ongoing professional development to early educators and quality improvement supports to programs.

thread’s Partners