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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.

Foundational Focus

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

  • Trauma informed


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. 

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