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Best Beginnings is looking for a smart, hardworking individual to take on the role of administrative coordinator. Having the right person in this job is critical to Best Beginnings’ efforts to make sure all Alaska children are prepared to succeed when they enter kindergarten. Click Here for more information. Please share with anyone you think may be a good candidate.


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

Book Basics

Back to the Book Basics

Join thread for an event that celebrates the importance of literacy and language! We invite you to our 11th Annual Book Party in the Park on August 10th from 4-7pm. 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:

Language and literacy play significant roles in preparing children for success in school. Integrating early literacy into a child’s learning process is linked to academic achievement, reduced grade retention, higher graduation rates, and enhanced productivity in adult life. Bring books back!

This post is part of the ARISE kindergarten preparedness strategic action team initiative. Find out more at  #ARISEKPrep