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Sept. 9-10: No Small Matter: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care and Learning in Alaska

thread invites you to No Small Matter: A Summit on the Economic Impact of Early Care and Learning in Alaska. This biennial event brings early care and learning together with businesses, policymakers, and local communities for conversation and innovative thinking around the economics of early care and learning in Alaska.

Why this Summit Matters: Quality Early Care & Learning Isn't Just Powerful - It's Possible!

The early care and learning industry plays a critical role in Alaska’s economy. Businesses and organizations indirectly rely on child care to meet the needs of their employees each day in order to function successfully. Employees rely on child care to help balance work and family responsibilities. This creates a productive and reliable workforce - vital to a strong economy. 

Additionally, investment in early care and learning has a high rate of return. Children with access to high-quality child care are more likely to graduate from high school, refrain from criminal activity, attend college, and contribute to the workforce.

Yet many families in Alaska have limited or no access to high quality child care. To make matters worse, child care can cost more than college tuition, causing families financial stress. Because of what is at stake, the issue of child care is no small matter.

Change is necessary, critical and attainable if we work together. 

Event At-A-Glance & Registration

Bear Tooth Theatrepub, Anchorage at 5:30 pm

Get inspired for the next day's conversation. Join thread and the filmmakers at No Small Matter, a screening of the national film raising awareness of this issue. Followed by Q&A with Laura Fallsgraff, Producer, and Rachel Giannini, Featured Teacher.  

Tickets $4 - On sale September 9 at 10:30 am online and at the Bear Tooth box office.

Anchorage Marriott Downtown,  8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Join us for an all-day gathering to take a deeper look at the economic potential of early care and learning for Alaska's economy and communities. 
Speaker Highlights: 

Early bird registration is open!  Register for $75 until September 25 | $50 for Early Educators. 

Sponsorship that Matters!

Show your support of high quality child care and healthy child development for a strong workforce in Alaska – today and tomorrow!  You will connect with an engaged and passionate audience, and be part of the only conference of its kind in Alaska.