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thread Joins Anchorage Efforts to Protect Children’s Brain Development

Parents shouldn’t have to worry about toxic chemicals in the nap mats their children sleep on at child care centers. But, flame retardant chemicals can be...more

June 26, 2019

Target Offers More Child Care, Parental Leave for Employees

Target recently announced that starting in the fall, its 350,000 part-time and full-time hourly employees will receive 20 days of backup child care or ...more

June 25, 2019

Learn & Grow Now Offering Free Trainings

  June 21, 2019 thread is excited to announce that starting July 1, thread’s trainings offered for Learn & Grow Level 2 requirements ...more

June 21, 2019

Tribal Child Care Assistance on the Rise

Child Development training is on the rise in Southeast Alaska, thanks to increased funds for tribal child care assistance from the federal government. ...more

June 17, 2019

Early Education Policy News

For the Week of June 24 - 28, 2019 This Week Dispute over special session location continues. Read ADN article here. ...more

June 17, 2019

Thank You for Averting a Shutdown

Thank You for Averting a Shutdown thread would like to say “thank you” to the Alaska Legislature for voting to advance Alaska’s...more

June 14, 2019

Juneau Child Care Assessment Results

  Alaska's Child Care Program Office (CCPO), in partnership with thread and the Association for the Education of Young Children-Southeast Alaska, is pleased to...more

June 05, 2019

Alaska, Education

New Report: Child Care Supply Crisis & Solutions

Child Care Aware of America recently released “Closing the Gap: How CCR&Rs Can Help Communities Meet Their Child Care Supply and Demand Needs,” ...more

June 04, 2019

Education, Child Welfare