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

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

NAEYC Survey Results: Nationally, Programs Face a Bleak Future without Relief

The child care sector has sacrificed and struggled to serve children and families since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...more

December 11, 2020

Action Alert: Ask Congress to Speak Up for Child Care

In January, a new session of the U.S. Congress will begin, but the current Congress still has work to do ...more

December 7, 2020

News: Thrivalaska director ready to retire, but she’s not ready to give up her mission

Republished with permission. Written by Amanda Bohman, Fairbanks Daily News Miner, [email protected] Nov 30, 2020 A champion for early childhood ...more

December 1, 2020