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Coronavirus: Family Resource Center

March 23, 2020

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As the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis grows in Alaska and worldwide, we want you to know that we are here for you and your family. Below are some resources and updates to support you and your family during these uncertain times.

thread services

As of March 17, 2020: Based on CDC recommendations, all thread offices statewide are physically closed to the public until further notice. However, thread is open for business and will be providing all services via telephone and/or through distance delivery.

If your child care program is closed, we encourage you to stay home and avoid placing your children in alternate care, if possible. We also understand every family has a unique situation. If you need assistance with child care referrals, contact us at 800.278.3723 between 9 am and 5 pm, or use our online search tool. We can provide you with the latest information on which programs are open and have vacancies. 

The Municipality of Anchorage has launched a map showing the status of early childhood education programs in the municipality.


Health & Safety Supplies Needed

Do you have extra supplies such as diapers, gloves, bleach, toilet paper, baby wipes, or hand sanitizer? Here's an easy way to help! If your child care program is open, please check to see if your program needs any supplies to ensure it can meet health & safety requirements. 


Food Security

While child care and schools are temporarily closed, the USDA has extended the use of Alaska’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and school lunch programs to ensure children affected by these closures can receive a free meal. Check with your local school district to access services in your local area.


Plan and Prepare for COVID-19


Talking to Children About COVID-19


Emotional Well-Being & Stress Management


Staying Active


E-Learning


Working From Home