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Three Things Parents Should Know About Play

1. Play is a powerful learning tool. Children learn as they play. Play is the laboratory where children discover new ideas and practice everyday skills like...more

May 24, 2019

Child Welfare

Early Education Policy News

For the Week of May 20 - 24, 2019 This Week Funding child care strengthens Alaska: Abbe Hensley from Best Beginnings discusses how...more

May 24, 2019

Lead Teachers - We Need Your Feedback by June 5!

Help Inform Expulsion & Suspension Policies and Become Eligible for a Quality Initiative & up to $1,000 thread, the State of Alaska Department of Education and...more

May 22, 2019

CCPO Statewide Payment Verification Process Change

  Effective July 1, 2019, the Child Care Program Office (CCPO) will be responsible for performing statewide payment verification for the Child Care...more

May 15, 2019

Early Education & School Age Wage Survey

The IDEALS Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Education is partnering with thread to explore ways to improve compensation for Alaska’s...more

May 14, 2019

With Gratitude, We Honor Your Teaching

May 10 is Provider Appreciation Day. This year, thread encourages you, Alaska’s early childhood educators, to practice daily wellness and self-care. Every...more

May 10, 2019

Proposed Program Changes: Child Care Licensing Program

BROADCAST TO ALL LICENSED CHILD CARE PROVIDERS FROM THE CHILD CARE PROGRAM OFFICE The Child Care Program Office (CCPO) has received additional clarification and instruction...more

May 03, 2019


Strengthen Your Parenting Skills

There’s so much to learn about the world of parenting and child development. Every day is a learning experience, and the more you know, the...more

May 02, 2019