Learning doesn't start at kindergarten, it begins at birth. That is why thread is committed to improve the availability, affordability, and accessibility of child care for all Alaskans.  thread is Alaska's statewide child care resource and referral network of professionals who work individually with families and early educators to ensure that they are knowledgeable and supported in guiding children to lifelong success.

thread welcomes Meghan Johnson as Quality Rating and Improvement Director

thread-johnson-announcement-excerpt thread, Alaska‘s statewide Child Care Resource and Referral agency, has announced that Meghan Johnson has been named the first ever Quality Rating and Improvement System Director. Johnson will be collaborating with a statewide team to oversee the development of a new quality system to advance the quality of early care and education in Alaska. Read more.

Take Action for Early Learning

Thread Early Learning Too many children in the United States arrive at the kindergarten door already behind their peers. But where do we start if we are to make sure our children are ready for school? Earlier than you think! From the moment of birth, babies start on a path of learning and discovery that determines how confidently they step over the kindergarten threshold and beyond. Read more.

Celebrate National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day

Thread Child Care Provider Day The second Sunday in May has long been recognized as the day to honor mothers and their commitment to children. But, did you know the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 10, 2013, is Provider Appreciation Day? Learn more.

Anchorage-Wide Children’s Book Drive Underway

Senator Bill Wielechowski and thread -- Alaska's statewide Child Care Resource and Referral agency are launching their 6th annual children’s book drive. Starting in Mid-June, collection bins for children’s books will be located near the customer service areas or front doors of all four Anchorage Fred Meyer locations. Learn more.