Where We’re Going
thread is working strategically throughout the state to advance the quality of early education and child development. Over the next decade, thread’s goal is that high-quality early care and education programs are identified as models of quality across the state. This goal requires the continued advancement and development of Learn & Grow, Alaska’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS) as well as Alaska’s System for Early Education Development (SEED). thread will be focused on strengthening professional development in the early childhood education field to better meet children’s needs and increase the capacity of the early education workforce.
Another long-term goal is to grow Alaska’s Early Education Fund for Alaska’s Children, an endowment housed at the Alaska Community Foundation. The purpose of this endowment is to support and reward programs seeking and achieving quality standards as well as to increase grant and scholarship opportunities for early educators.