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Call 800.278.3723 or use our online search tool to find the right child care program for your family.

Slide – ServicePortal

Sign up for training, join the Alaska SEED Registry, and more in our new ServicePortal.

Slide – Advocacy

We make it easy to advocate for child care! Get our Action Alerts and message your legislators at the click of a button.

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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