thread Awards Additional $940K in COVID-19 Support to Child Care Statewide

thread, Alaska’s Child Care Resource & Referral Network, recently awarded $940,000 to 260 licensed early childhood and afterschool/school-age education programs ...more

January 14, 2021

thread Conducts a Second Survey of Child Care Needs During COVID-19

Since the pandemic began, the majority of Alaska’s child care programs have been open to support children and families. But ...more

January 13, 2021

thread Introduces Updated Online Training Policies

Starting Feb. 1, thread’s new online training policy will go into effect.  This updated policy helps thread continue to provide ...more

January 12, 2021

SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, announced last week that the Paycheck Protection Program ...more

January 11, 2021

Broadcast to Child Care Assistance Program Participating Families and Child Care Providers

From the Child Care Program Office Topic: Child Care Assistance Program – Waiver of Family Co-Payments The Child Care Program ...more

January 11, 2021

Governor Dunleavy to Reorganize the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

Governor Mike Dunleavy recently directed the Alaska Department of Law to draft an executive order (EO) reorganizing the Alaska Department ...more

December 29, 2020

Child Care is Struggling through COVID –Pick.Click.Give. to thread to help

For many families, the pandemic has introduced new challenges balancing the need to work, provide child care, supervise virtual schooling, ...more

December 23, 2020

FAQs on Alaska SEED ROOTS Award & thread’s COVID-19 Quality Initiative 2

Please use the below Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help answer your questions about the Alaska SEED Roots Award and ...more

December 21, 2020

thread wishes you a safe, healthy, and playful holiday season!

Here’s a warm hug todayto send you on your wayfor a happy, healthy holiday.We share our gratitude for each and every ...more

December 21, 2020

Give Your Feedback on Proposed Amendments to Early Learning Guidelines

The State of Alaska Department of Education and Early Development (DEED) is considering adopting State of Alaska Early Learning Guidelines (ELG) regulation ...more

December 15, 2020