Health & Wellness Support for Early Childhood Educators is Here!

September 22, 2023

In partnership with the Municipality of Anchorage (MOA), Anchorage Health Department (AHD), thread is now accepting applications for the Early Educator Health and Wellness: Building Resilience for Early Education Workforce, Children, and Families Grant.

This grant provides early childhood educators working in licensed programs in the MOA with wellness training, telehealth, tele counseling, teletherapy services, and assistance navigating HealthCare Exchange. Please join thread in illuminating the impact early childhood educator’s health and wellness has on building resilience for early educators, young children, and families.

When early educators are healthy, both physically and mentally, they can be more attuned to their jobs and co-workers, and better able to meet the needs of the children they serve. A nationwide survey conducted by Teaching Strategies (October 2022) of 2,300 early childhood educators found 45% are experiencing high levels of burnout and mental health challenges and a study conducted by RAPID in December 2022 had similar results and found 71% of early childhood educators reported burn-out or “compassion fatigue”.

This grant supports the following opportunities for you:

  • Attend Free Wellness Training
  • Access Telemedicine & Teletherapy Services at No Cost
  • Get Help Navigating HealthCare Exchange

thread will be hosting an informational night called Thursdays with thread. All early childhood educators are encouraged to join to get more information on the resources for child care programs within and licensed by the Municipality of Anchorage. Register here!

You can find more information and apply at this link. If you need further assistance, you can email