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National News: Why Child Care Is So Ridiculously Expensive?

Derek Thompson, staff writer for The Atlantic, explains the three broad reasons early childhood education now costs as much as buying a brand new Hyundai ...more

December 04, 2019

Education, Child Welfare

September is National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month, hosted by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Ready Campaign, which promotes family and community disaster and...more

August 30, 2019

Alaska, Child Welfare

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Did you know that about 1 in 5 (19%) children in the U.S. are obese? September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, an opportunity for...more

August 29, 2019

Alaska, Education, Child Welfare

Healthy Social and Emotional Development

  Beginning with your baby’s very first smile, your child is continually learning how to interact with others. As your child grows, he or she will...more

July 18, 2019

Child Welfare

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

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

Stay Safe on the Playground

Summer is on its way! Playgrounds are a popular spot for families when the weather is nice. Don’t let an injury keep your child from...more

April 25, 2019

Child Welfare

Thanking Alaska's Earthquake Champions

Every day, Alaska’s early educators are doing amazing work for our children. This was especially true during and after the Nov. 30, 2018 Southcentral earthquake. thread...more

April 23, 2019

Alaska, Education, Child Welfare