Who We Are

thread is Alaska’s Child Care Resource and Referral Network offering services to families, early childhood educators, early childhood education programs, and communities statewide. thread services are currently delivered statewide through a Network of partner organizations:—thread; AEYC-SEA; and Thrivalaska.

thread’s statewide Network of professionals assist families in finding quality child care, and work with early childhood educators and early childhood education programs to ensure that they are supporting and guiding children to lifelong success.  By collaborating with communities, thread works to achieve positive outcomes for young children by ensuring families have access to affordable, high-quality child care. This work is guided by thread’s core values of empowerment, access, child care professionalism, children’s rights, and entrepreneurial incubator.

Over the next year thread will be transitioning to a unified organization with thread staff located throughout the state. thread and its partner organizations are making this transition together in order to gain efficiencies and strengthen the connection to thread’s services and expertise across the state.  This is an internal business change and all of thread‘s programming and services will remain the same.

thread’s Mission

To advance the quality of early education and child development by empowering parents, educating child care professionals, and collaborating with our communities.

thread’s Vision

All early care and learning is accessible, affordable, and high-quality to support positive outcomes for children and families.

Meet thread

thread‘s Funding & CCR&R Role