The early childhood education industry plays a vital role in Alaska’s economy, supporting working families and employers. It is key to Alaska’s economic recovery from the pandemic.
Across Alaska, thread is working with early educators, families, and partners to increase attention and focus on early childhood education, helping to stabilize the industry after the pandemic while looking forward to building a better system.
To increase advocacy capacities at the local and state levels, thread participates on the Alaska Early Childhood Advocacy Group (AECAG) with Best Beginnings, Association for the Education of Young Children Alaska affiliates, the Alaska Head Start Association, Alaska Infant Learning Professionals Association, Parents as Teachers State Office, and All Alaska Pediatric Partnership. AECAG priorities focus on quality early care and learning, strengthening families, and community engagement and early literacy.
Today, it is more important than ever that we ensure Alaska’s children are ready to start school happy, healthy and ready to succeed. thread makes it possible for you to advocate on behalf of Alaska’s children and families by providing a platform for you to learn about the issues and speak to policy makers. Your voice matters!