Early Childhood Partnership of Mat-Su

bb_matsu_ecdWebsite: Matsufamilies.org
Chair: Mark Lackey, mlackey@ccsalaska.org, 907-745-5824

Our Story: Since 2009, the Mat-Su Early Childhood Partnership has brought together various community stakeholders that provide services to and advocate for young children and their families. We are focused on:

  • Fostering community recognition of the importance and value of early childhood education;
  • Engaging families and involving them in young children’s learning;
  • Providing resources to providers and early childcare teachers for professional development opportunities;
  • Supplying new materials and supplies to early learning programs.

Mat-Su models partnership effectiveness

Working Groups:
Promoting Healthy Living – Mat-Su Public Health
Engaging the Field – Ashley Kincaid & Tamora Harding-Childs
Language & Literacy – Linda Conover & Kelly McBride
Parent Engagement & Education – Kelly McBride & Ashley Kincaid
Community Support for Early Childhood – Mark Lackey
Advocacy & Awareness – Stephanie Allen & Ashley Kincaid

Partners:
Mat-Su Imagination Library
United Way of Mat-Su
Mat-Su Borough School District
CCS Early Learning
Mat-Su Public Health
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center
Mat-Su Services for Children & Adults (MSSCA)
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Links
HeartReach Pregnancy Center

Major Accomplishments

  • Family Fun Days/Nights – Promoting healthy lifestyles and family activities
  • AAEYC Scholarship to support professional development of childcare providers
  • Golden Apple Awards recognizing outstanding early childhood providers and family friendly businesses
  • Mat-Su Family Celebration Festival and the Mat-Su Baby & Child Fair

To get involved: contact Ashley Kincaid, 907-745-5824 or admin@unitedwaymatsu.org