Become a Family Leader for Early Childhood Efforts in Alaska

The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) is hosting a free online family leadership training and ...more

March 2, 2021

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and with summer right around the corner, it’s a great time for families to get ...more

March 1, 2021

thread Launches New Policy Direction for 2021 & Updates Research

Alaska’s early childhood education system is an essential part of the economy, enabling families to work and employing a significant ...more

March 1, 2021

Governor Dunleavy Proclaims Feb. 26 Child Care Provider Day

Governor Mike Dunleavy has proclaimed Feb. 26, 2021 as Child Care Provider Day throughout Alaska. The governor’s proclamation recognizes that ...more

February 25, 2021

Action Alert: Urge U.S. Senators to Support the American Rescue Plan

President Biden recently announced the details of his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, the American Rescue Plan, which would provide ...more

February 23, 2021

Feb. 25: How to Apply for the PPP Workshop

Child Care Providers: How to Apply for the Paycheck Protection Program—A Workshop for Child Care Providers to Access Forgivable Loans ...more

February 22, 2021

Nominations are Open for the 2021 Cindy Harrington Heart & Mind Award

Do you know a professional who is making a difference in early childhood education?  Celebrate their excellence by nominating her/him ...more

February 10, 2021

Strategies for Teaching Black History in Early Childhood Education Programs

February is a time we set aside each year to celebrate Black History Month (BHM). With all the racial tensions ...more

February 2, 2021

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