State and Local Programs
Alaska Infant Learning Program
Barrow office, (907) 852-9676 provides services for families with infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with special needs.The Barrow Early Learning Center is designed to support 20 children, ages 6 weeks through 36 months, in out-of-home care. Through licensed, safe and healthy care, developmentally appropriate learning experiences, and nurturing relationships the Barrow Early Learning Center aims to help each child to grow and develop within the program, their family and the community.Email Nicole Watson Barrow Early Learning Center Site SupervisorPhone: (907) 852-0340 ~ Fax: (907) 852-0412
WIC provides free healthy foods (milk, cheese, eggs, 100% fruit juice, cereal, peanut butter, tuna or salmon, carrots, beans, iron fortified cereal and baby formula), nutrition education, breastfeeding guidance and support, anemia screening, immunization review and referral, and referrals to other health and community services. Services are for pregnant, postpartum (recently given birth), or breastfeeding women, and children up to their 5th birthday. Must also meet liberal income guidelines and have a nutritional need. Men and foster parents are encouraged to apply for their children under five years of age.
Email Wendy Christianson, WIC Coordinator579 Kingosak StreetP.O. Box 69 Barrow, Alaska 99723Phone: (907) 852-0410 Fax: (907) 852-3766Tuzzy Consortium Library offers programs for children of all ages, ranging from story times to craft programs. All children are welcome, and parents are, too! For more information please call (907) 852-4050 ext. 28.
Uqautchim Uglua, an initiative of Iḷisaġvik College, is working in partnership with the North Slope Borough School District and the Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS). The program is a language immersion nest and teacher training center (lab school) in Barrow and supports the development of language nests in our North Slope villages. Uqautchim Uglua, uses the Iñupiaq language and curriculum based on the Iñupiaq Learning Framework developed by the North Slope Borough School District (NSBSD).In addition to creating language nests, an overarching goal is to increase the number of Iñupiat teachers on the North Slope through a Bachelor of Education degree articulated with a partner indigenous teacher training program. The teacher training program brings students together during brief residencies at Iḷisaġvik College and delivers courses via distance delivery to facilitate the participation of students living in the outlying villages. Uqautchim Uglua is culture-based, steeped in Iñupiat ways of knowing.Email Heidi Ahsoak, Program CoordinatorPhone: 907-852-8101
Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement
The Alaska Initiative for Community Engagement (Alaska ICE) serves as the youth advocacy branch of the Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB). Through the 40 Developmental Assets and various community engagement efforts, Alaska ICE works to give Alaskans at the local level the information, tools and assistance to work together and engage in the shared responsibility of preparing Alaska’s children and youth for the future
Boys Town National Hotline and Parenting Tools
1-800-448-3000, a crisis, resource and referral number especially for kids and parents. Open 24 hours a day, everyday! Offers Spanish-speaking counselors and translation services for 100+ languages. TTY line available for the hearing-impaired. Counselors can help find services and agencies in the callers’ local community.
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National Association for the Education of Young Children
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is a professional membership organization that works to promote high-quality early learning for all young children, birth through age 8, by connecting early childhood practice, policy, and research. They advance a diverse, dynamic early childhood profession and support all who care for, educate, and work on behalf of young children.If you think someone has been poisoned, CALL 1-800-222-1222 right away!24 hour telephone guidance for poison emergencies is provided, free of charge, by Certified Specialists in Poison Information, with back-up by board-certified physician toxicologists. The Specialist continues to follow each case, with frequent calls back, until all symptoms have resolved and parents and patients are reassured. It is the combination of experienced Certified Specialists in Poison Information and frequent telephone follow-up which makes treatment at home possible and safe. More than 84% of the poisonings in patients who call the Poison Center before going to a health care facility can be managed entirely at home, with telephone guidance from the Poison Center. This number increases to more than 91% for pediatric poison exposures when the Poison Center is consulted first, before other medical intervention is sought.