The Business Case for Early Care & Education

March 19, 2019

If you are looking to boost productivity and create a successful workplace, studies show one of the most efficients way is to invest in early education.
Employees miss fewer days of work and are more productive when they have access to affordable, high-quality early care and education services.

Whether it’s helping businesses implement on-site child care, creating a family-friendly workplace or connecting your employees to critical resources,
thread can help you develop a workplace that meets the needs of your employees.

Here are a few of the services thread offers local businesses:

Family-Friendly Workplace Tips

Start by creating a family-friendly workplace. Click here to learn how.


thread can conduct presentations or lunchtime brown bags to assist your workplace or community in finding quality child care, improving
parenting skills, or balancing work-family life. Contact us to book your presentation.


Our expert staff can help you join the ranks of the most family-friendly organizations and communities in Alaska. We consult with you on how to provide
child care support for employees or in local communities. Schedule your consultation today.

Research and Data

These national, state, and local resources provide
you with the research and data you need to help guide business investments and policy recommendations.

Get Involved!

Learn more at thread’s upcoming community events.

March 29-30: Young Professionals Summit in Anchorage: thread will have a booth at the upcoming
Anchorage Chamber Alaska Young Professionals Summit at the Dena’ina Center. Stop by and get more information on how your business can support young
children and the early care and education industry, as well as information on child care referrals for your family! Learn More.

April 8: “Make it Monday” forum – A Brighter Future: Impact of Early Education on Anchorage: At
the Anchorage Chamber event, Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Stephanie Berglund of thread, and Jonathan King with Halcyon Consulting will discuss
the importance of early education on the business community, the impact it has on the local economy, and how it factors into graduation rates, crime,
quality of life – and your workplace! RSVP Here.

Oct. 9-10: No Small Matter: the 2019 Economic Summit in Anchorage: thread will host the 2019 Economic Summit.Save the date to learn more from local leaders and Outside speakers about the impact of the early education industry
on our economy. Learn More.

Tell Us Your Story

Is your business already a champion for young children? Let us know!

We would like to highlight what your business is doing to support families with young children.

Please email us your story.