Early Educators & Programs
Strengthen your knowledge and skills with training, coaching, and resources from thread. We’re here to support you as you provide quality care and education to Alaska’s young children.
Early childhood Educators
Ready to advance your career? thread is here to support you! Check out our services and resources for early childhood educators:
Alaska SEED helps you track, plan, and pay for your professional development. Join this free registry for early childhood and school-age professionals to become eligible for Alaska SEED’s professional development funding!
child care Programs
Whether you are starting a new child care program or want to strengthen your current program, thread can help.
- Grants & funding opportunities
- Technical assistance & consultation
- On-site training
- Licensing & accreditation support
- Business & administrative support
- Special services
- Marketing with thread’s referral directory
Learn & Grow provides the tools, resources, and financial supports your program needs to create a high-quality learning environment. It’s free for all early childhood education programs to participate. Enroll today to become the best you can be.
Resources for You
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Stay In Touch With thread’s New Texting Service
Opt into thread’s NEW texting service to receive training updates, reminders, and other important information in real time.
Tools for Your Program
Save Time and Money with thread Tools
Create a free thread Tools account and gain access to hundreds of resources and templates to help manage your child care business.
TRAINING for Your Program
Pursue Professional Development at your Own Pace
Sign up for a free subscription to ProSolutions Training! Both you and your staff can pursue professional development at your own pace with more than 100 individual online courses, multi-course packages, and certifications. Child Development Associate (CDA) courses offered at a reduced rate (One account per program).
Start Strong: SEL Foundations and Resiliency in Infants and Toddlers (Ages 0-3)
This comprehensive Conscious Discipline Infant/Toddler e-Learning experience provides caregivers, educators, mental health professionals and families with the relationship-based competencies necessary to create a strong foundation for optimal brain development, mental health, resilience, and social-emotional development.
(This course is full, however, you may sign up for the class wait list. If seats become available, we will contact our wait list in the order in which they were submitted.)
Tools for Your Program
Get 15 Free Small Business Webinars
thread is partnering with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring child care programs 15 free webinars to strengthen business practices. Create an account with the Alaska SBDC for access to these pre-recorded webinars through February 28, 2024.
Keep Calm. Care On.
Early childhood educators are important; we want you to care for your health and wellness. We want to help you be the best YOU that you can be. This year we are giving you a fantastic resource to help you with your health and wellness, at no cost to you…a two-year subscription to Calm.
Policy & Action
You Are a Strong Voice for Child Care
Use thread‘s advocacy tool-kit to connect with your legislators on issues affecting your program and Alaska’s young children.