Public Policy & Research

For more than 39 years, thread has helped Alaskans to advocate and understand how child care supports not only our youngest children but the overall state. thread believes a strong child care system is possible with sustainable policy and funding solutions.




Average cost ALASKAN parents expect to pay for child care FOR ONE CHILD

Child care costs as much or more than college tuition especially for infant and toddler care.

of children in Alaska receive a subsidy from the government or their employer

Expanding eligibility would make child care more affordable for more families.


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thread’s policy positions

thread believes all Alaska’s should have access to high-quality, affordable child care. Check out the solutions that could make a difference for Alaska.

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Advocacy tool kit for you

Join together to raise a powerful, collective voice on behalf of early childhood educators and programs.

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High-quality child care has big returns

The early care and learning sector accounts for $500 million in economic activity in Alaska pre-pandemic. One out of six workers depend on industry services in order to go to work each day. Wages attributed to these workers are estimated to be more than $2 billion. (Data pre-COVID)

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Help shape the future of child care in Alaska. By raising your voice, you can help ensure all Alaskan’s have access to affordable, high-quality early childhood education.

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