Stakeholder Engagement

During 2019 and 2020, face to face and virtual meetings were held with parents, families, community members, and people working in the early childhood system. A detailed recap of stakeholder engagement is provided in the Strategic Planning Process Report and Appendices. Nearly 300 Alaskans responded to an online survey and there were 288 participants who signed in to statewide in-person or virtual stakeholder meetings. A few individuals participated in more than one meeting, and some participated in both the survey and a meeting. The exact number of participants is unknown, yet the total number of people who provided input is conservatively estimated to be at least 500. The information gathered through this process was reviewed and considered in developing the strategic plan goals, objectives, strategies and actions.

Summaries of the meetings and gatherings, as well as results of the stakeholder surveys, can be found in the appendices below:

Links to individual meetings and gatherings can be found in the table below:

School Districts: Anchorage, Bristol Bay, City of Cordova, Denali Borough, City of Dillingham, Fairbanks North Star, Juneau, Ketchikan Gateway, City of Klawock, Lake & Peninsula, Lower Kuskokwim, North Slope Borough, Southeast Region, Southwest Region, Yukon Koyukuk
School Districts: Chugach, Hydaburg, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Lower Kuskokwim, Aleutian Region, Juneau, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Southwest Region, Yupiit, Sitka. Alaska Council of School Administrators, State Board of Education
Port Lions, Old Harbor, Akhiok
Bethel, Napakiak, Atmautluak, Nightmute, Eek
Aleutians, Yukon Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay, Northwest Arctic, Utqiagvik, Kodiak and Southcentral
Aleutians, Yukon Kuskokwim, Bristol Bay region, the Northwest Arctic, and Southcentral Alaska
Bristol Bay Native Association, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Pribilof Islands Aleut Community of St. Paul Island, Arctic Slope Native Association, Organized Village of Kwethluk, Kenaitze Indian Tribe IRA, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association, Copper River Native Association, Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Head Start
Kawerak (Norton Sound), Association of Village Council Presidents (Bethel region), RuralCap (statewide rural), Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Southeast), Kids Corp, Inc. (Anchorage), Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments (Interior), CCS Early Learning (Mat-Su), Tanana Chiefs Conference, (Interior) Chugachmiut (Nanwalek, Tatitlek, Valdez, Chenega, Port Graham, Eyak), Bristol Bay Native Association, Fairbanks Native Association.
Craig Public Health, Community Connections, SEARHC, Craig City School District, Head Start, City of Hydaburg, Haida Language Immersion Preschool
Fairbanks, Galena, Grayling, Holy Cross, Huslia, Kaltag, Nenana, North Pole, Northway, Nulato, McGrath, Minto, Tetlin