thread’s Quality Improvement Program of the Year

thread launched this statewide award in 2017 to recognize an early childhood education program that has demonstrated a strong dedication to continuous quality improvement and has made exceptional progress in the past year through Learn & Grow, Alaska’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS).

Programs statewide will be nominated by industry experts in the fall. The award is presented to the recipient at the annual Anchorage Association for the Education of Young Children (AAEYC) Early Childhood Conference in Anchorage, Alaska.

Congratulations Little Hands Bilingual Montessori Daycare!

The recipient of thread’s 2019 Quality Improvement Program of the Year Award is Little Hands Bilingual Montessori Daycare (BMD) in Anchorage, Alaska. Little Hands BMD is owned by Janet Cerdena Bryant who received this year’s award.
Through this award, thread is recognizing the center for its commitment to continuous quality improvement. Teaching its children both English and Spanish, Little Hands BMD celebrates diversity of its families and fosters cultural activities throughout the year, encouraging parents to be active participants. Little Hands BMD further demonstrates its dedication to improvement by its voluntary enrollment and active participation in Learn & Grow, Alaska’s Quality Recognition and Improvement System (QRIS).


(Pictured from left: Starr Marsett, thread board member; Janet Cerdena Bryant, Sen K. Tan, thread board chair, and Stephanie Berglund, thread CEO)

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