Celebrating Provider Appreciation Day – Thank You Early Educators!

May 6, 2022

Early Educators – You are Essential

Working in the early childhood education sector is important work. As an early educator, you provide essential care and stability so that working families can do their jobs each day. Even during the most unprecedented of times, you ensure young children learn and grow in a safe, healthy, and playful environment.

Families rely on your kind and responsive nature to make their child’s high-quality early childhood education possible. This prepares Alaska’s children for a lifetime of success!

Thank You Early Educators!

Thank you for all you do! On Provider Appreciation Day, thread and the Child Care Program Office (CCPO) are honoring you in the following ways:

  • Free thread Training through June 30, 2023 — We know your professional development journey is an important one. To assist you in your career, thread will continue to offer free training through June 2023! Register for upcoming trainings here.
  • thread Awards — You are invited to attend the thread Awards ceremony, recognizing the many achievements in early education on May 6 at 6 pm on Facebook Live.
  • Phase 2 – COVID-19 Stabilization Grant — If your program hasn’t applied yet, there’s still time!  Apply here for Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Stabilization Grant until June 1, 2022.
  • Self-Care Activities — Try these fun self-care activities from Child Care Aware of America, crossing them off as you go!

Happy Provider Appreciation Day to you – our essential workers – and thank you for all you do!