To support early educators and their education, the Alaska System for Early Education Development, or Alaska SEED, was developed. This professional development system is a statewide collaboration of early childhood stakeholders working towards a common goal of healthy, successful children. Alaska SEED is housed and managed by thread.
The Alaska SEED Steering Committee provides leadership and stewardship for a comprehensive, collaborative system of professional development
that integrates, unites and advances the needs of a diverse workforce from all early childhood sectors that serve children aged pre-natal
through 12, and their families.
Alaska’s competent, diverse and stable early childhood workforce is adequately compensated, empowered and supported by a comprehensive,
accessible and seamless professional development system to deliver effective services to children and their families.
Alaska SEED is:
Culturally and linguistically responsive
Addresses all ages (prenatal through age 12)
Inclusive of all sectors
Inclusive care and education
Inclusive pathways to support a diverse workforce
There are 12 SEED Levels.
Ms. Cady is a Level 10 - with a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education.
Ms. Mela is a Level 11 - with a Masters in Teaching.