Child Care Matters

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

November 25, 2020

thread is Here for You: COVID-19 Resources

thread is here to support you through Alaska’s increase in COVID-19 cases. Below are various resources from thread’s COVID-19 Resource Center that will help guide you ...more

November 18, 2020

Special Announcement from thread’s CEO: thread Training Free through June 2021

Tis’ the season to be thankful – and thread is grateful for you! While COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives ...more

November 16, 2020

Winter & Holiday Safety Tips

Alaska’s long, cold winter is back and families, as well as their early childhood education programs, are making preparations. Keeping ...more

November 13, 2020

thread on Results of the Alaska PPE Resource Links Survey

Thank you to the child care programs that participated in the Alaska Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Resource Links Project survey. ...more

November 12, 2020

Child Care Program Office Broadcast: 2020 Market Price Survey Notice

The following broadcast was released by the Alaska Child Care Program Office on Oct. 28, 2020 The Child Care Program Office ...more

October 29, 2020

thread Surveys Alaska’s Child Care Needs during COVID-19

Alaska’s early childhood education system is facing serious challenges in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Since the pandemic ...more

August 14, 2020

Learn & Grow Revises Policies during COVID-19

Traducción Española Thank you to Learn & Grow early childhood education programs that are working every day to improve the ...more

May 12, 2020

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 ...more

December 4, 2019

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 ...more

August 29, 2019