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Laying the foundation for school success

About 10,000 Alaska children are entering school this fall, for the first time, as kindergartners. We wish them the very best start to a successful school career! It’s positive interactions between babies and caring adults that help set the foundation for the first day of school. Yes, it starts with babies. In addition to reading with their baby every day, parents can do lots of things in their busy days to help their baby’s brain and body grow and develop. For good ideas for activities using everyday materials, click here.


Book Party in the Park 2017

FREE Books and Family Fun

Join Best Beginnings for an event that celebrates the importance of literacy and language! We invite you to thread’s 11th Annual Book Party in the Park on August 10th from 4-7 pm. Children of all ages will have access to FREE books, live music, snacks, crafts, multilingual story-time, and other activities. For more details, click here.


Good News & Bad

There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the Legislature has passed an operating budget that includes funding for early childhood — $320,000 for Best Beginnings, $500,000 for Parents as Teachers, and $2 million for PreK grants. A big Thank You! to all those concerned Alaskans who met with, called, and emailed legislators, encouraging them to provide these resources. And the bad news….Read More