Progress Report FY20
Alaska SEED is Alaska’s statewide professional development system, a statewide collaboration of early childhood stakeholders working towards a common goal of a professional, stable, diverse, and fairly compensated early childhood workforce. Alaska SEED is housed and managed by thread.
In FY20, nearly 1,200 educators were members of the Alaska SEED Registry, demonstrating a statewide commitment to professional development within the early childhood education sector.
As you will see in this progress report, early childhood educators continued to work on their professional development in FY20 as Alaska SEED’s service continued to evolve.
Year in Review
Year in Review
Alaska SEED will continue to support early educators during the COVID-19 crisis to help retain these essential workers.
The Alaska SEED Executive Steering Committee is considering options for a new wage and compensation model for Alaska based on recommendations from the Johns Hopkins University IDEALS Institute.
As part of thread’s Powering Ahead with Technology Project, a new database system is in development for the Alaska SEED Registry that will include the Trainer and Training Approval System. This new database will make it easier for educators to join the registry online and keep all their professional development documentation in one place.
The Alaska SEED career ladder is undergoing its biennial review. Stay tuned for updates!
What is Alaska SEED?
The Alaska System for Early Education Development, or SEED, is a statewide professional development system for early childhood and school-age professionals. Early educators play an important role in a child’s development, providing a foundation for a child’s learning and lifelong success. Yet their wages and benefits don’t always reflect the importance of their work. Alaska SEED works to improve overall professionalism and advocates for professional compensation in the field.
Alaska SEED gives educators:
- Membership in the Alaska SEED Registry, a database to track and plan professional development
- Placement on a 12-step career ladder
- Financial supports for education and training
- A Trainer and Training Approval System to ensure early educators get high-quality, consistent training statewide
Alaska SEED is housed and managed by thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral Network.