Child care plays an important role in Alaska's economy, helping to generate more than 1,800 jobs and $2.2 million in income annually.
Across Alaska, thread is working with families and partners to increase attention and focus on early care and learning policies, helping to build robust advocacy capacities at the local, state, and national levels.
thread also 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 Program, 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.
With the 31st Legislative session underway and the FY2020 Governor’s proposed budget cuts on the table, 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!