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March 17, 2020
thread is working with the State of Alaska Child Care Program Office and the Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Program Office on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is committed to providing you the latest news and information to help you ensure the health and safety of your staff, children and families.
thread’s offices are physically closed, but we are open for business and providing all services via telephone and/or through distance delivery.
For questions about licensing and regulations:
For programs deciding to remain open or close, the following resources can help you consider your options.
For child care programs staying open, prevention means staying vigilant about hand hygiene and keeping a close eye on children and staff who are showing signs of illness. These resources provide you with tips for keeping children and staff healthy.
The USDA has extended the use of Alaska’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and school lunch programs to ensure children affected by child care and school closures can receive a free meal. Families can check with their local school district to access services in their local area.
To help you weather this growing public health and economic crisis, thread is providing you with opportunities to contact your state and national legislators through our Advocacy Center to tell them what you need during this crisis.
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