State, National & International Resources
Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children (Alaska AEYC)
is an organization that is the world's largest professional early
childhood organization and includes over 100,000 members. The program is
working to bring high quality education to child from birth to age
eight. Alaska AEYC and it's three local affiliates serve the needs of
early childhood education professionals in the state of Alaska. For more
information about AEYC check out their website!
Alaska Head Start Association (AHSA)
membership organization representing Head Start parents, staff,
directors and friends, whose purpose is to support and advocate for
children and families. This is an awesome program that is a huge part of
increasing access and exposure to quality early childhood education for
underprivileged children and families. The program engages parents in
the children's learning and works with families toward their education,
economic, and literacy goals. For more information about AHSA check out
Ready to Read Resource Center
is a program that promotes early literacy development through providing
reading kits to those who work closely with infants and toddlers. They
are able to provide reading kits to children throughout Alaska. Ready to
Read is based out of the Z.J. Loussac Library in Anchorage, AK. A
generous grant from the Anchorage Public Library and supportive funding
from the Institute of the Museum have made this program possible. For
more information about Ready to Read Resource Center check out their website!
Thread: Connecting Early Care and Education to Alaska
is a program that emphasizes that children begin learning at birth not
when the reach kindergarten. The organization has created a network of
trained professionals who support early educators and parents. These
professionals help ensure that parents and teachers are knowledgeable
and supported in providing their children with the guidance they need
for lifelong success.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
FAFSA is a way
for any student to apply for Federal Student Aid, Work Study, or Grants to
attend college. It helps students who would otherwise be unable to pay for college
to find a way to go to college.
The United Nations is a council of most of the
countries in the world which makes decisions about world conflicts or problems.
They have declared that as part of basic human rights, everyone has the right
to a free public elementary education and are working toward that goal.