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Welcome to the THREAD Online Professional Education Center!

Your courses are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a year!  Train any time, anywhere you have internet access.

thread provides multiple and various training and educational opportunities to individual early educators and early care and education programs across Alaska. thread now offers self-paced e-Learning studies available here:

  • If you are a Child Care Provider, please click here to view the course descriptions and the purchase page. Once you have purchased a course, you will receive a username and password.
  • If you are a current user, login with your username and password at the section at the top of the page.
  • Click here to visit thread's homepage.


Click here for a System Check

Prior to starting your online training, please conduct a "System Check" for the computer you are working on. This ensures you have the minimum requirements for your computer and browser to use this web site and access the training.


Let's get started!

  • You will have one year to complete your training.
  • Bookmark this page so that you may easily log back in.
  • Enter your login/password provided into the 'Sign In' box.

For further information regarding the online training, please email us at or for technical assistance please call: 1-800-261-6248 OPTION 1 during business hours of 8:00AM to 5:00PM CST. 


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Smart Horizons is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.