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APRIL FOCUS: Words Count

Discover creative ways to talk, sing, read, and play with your children every day. Learn more about Words Count, watch the video, and get and share great ideas on our Facebook page!

We must change it!

Recently I learned this heartbreaking 2012 statistic: 47% of Alaska children with substantiated reports of harm were under the age of 6. These are our youngest and most vulnerable precious children. More than a million children in America experience child maltreatment each year – Alaska has among the highest per capita rates of child abuse and neglect in the country. Since 1983, April has Learn More »

We are hiring—come join our team!

Best Beginnings is hiring an Administrative Coordinator. If interested, please submit resume, cover letter, and references by April 23, 2014. See job description for full details.

Quality early care and learning

Over the next few months, a series of gatherings for parents, early childhood professionals, and others will get under way as work resumes to establish a Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) in Alaska. The long term result: clear standards, better consumer information, and incentives for providers to improve. Here’s more about this statewide effort.