Spotlight on Alaska’s Child Care Workforce Shortage

“We’re hearing people can’t go back to work because they don’t have child care. Yet, I can’t get people to ...more

July 14, 2021

Best Beginnings Kicks Off Virtual Summer Camps

Best Beginnings invites families to bring the fun of camp right into the living room with its Little Learners Virtual ...more

July 1, 2021

Alaska SEED ROOTS Award FAQs

Thank you to all Alaska SEED ROOTS Award applicants. The application period for this award closed on June 30, 2021. ...more

July 1, 2021

thread Releases FY20 Annual Report

Last year was memorable and challenging, to say the least, especially for Alaska’s families and professionals working in the early ...more

June 8, 2021

Child Care is Struggling through COVID –Pick.Click.Give. to thread to help

For many families, the pandemic has introduced new challenges balancing the need to work, provide child care, supervise virtual schooling, ...more

March 17, 2021

Update to Governor Dunleavy’s Proposal to Reorganize the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services

UPDATE! Governor Mike Dunleavy is withdrawing his plan to split the Department of Health and Social Services into two agencies, ...more

March 15, 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

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