Best Beginnings is a public-private partnership that mobilizes people and resources to ensure all Alaska children begin school ready to succeed. We have many partners across the state working to see this become a reality. Each of the partners contributes to this through unique programs and efforts that, collectively, serve the whole child and their family.
Since its beginning in September 2006, Best Beginnings has consistently carried out our mission by investing funds, resources, time, and energy in growing readers, building strong families, and engaging community.
- Parents and extended family are engaged in their children’s learning from birth on.
- Alaskans know that early learning and literacy are important to society.
- Alaskans understand that investments in early learning pay big dividends to the state as a whole.
- Sufficient funds are committed – from public and private sources – to ensure that every Alaska child has the opportunity to begin school ready to succeed.