thread, Connecting Early Care and Education to Alaska
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
thread will recruit ten AmeriCorps members to support family engagement strategies as part of the Strengthening Families Initiative (SFI) in Anchorage early care and learning programs, building capacity so that SFI can add more sites. SFI is a research-based, nationally developed framework to prevent child abuse and neglect and optimize early childhood development, using a strengths-based approach. In its first year in Anchorage, SFI has already improved early educator as well as parent practices.