Thursdays with thread

Introducing Thursdays with thread, a series of virtual workshops designed to connect you with COVID-19 resources, experts — and each other. Don’t miss these special opportunities to get the information you need to continue to navigate your child care business through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Details

  • Offered for free via Zoom video conferencing (limited to 100). Participants will need to have an email address and access to a computer, internet, and a phone.
  • Registration closes at 5 pm the day before training, or the Friday before training, if held over the weekend.
  • Workshops are free and will be recorded.

Upcoming Workshops

  • TBD

Past Workshops

  • May 27: What Early Educators Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine
    Dr. Elizabeth Ohlsen, Family Medicine Physician with the State of Alaska Department Health and Social Services (DHSS) on COVID-19 Response, discusses the State recommendations and benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine. Watch it now.
  • Jan. 21: Federal Financial Assistance Round 2
    Jon Bittner, executive director of the Alaska Small Business Development Center, navigates through the latest Federal COVID-19 stimulus small business funding programs, including the reopening of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). Watch it now.
  • Dec. 17: What Are the Needs of Child Care Programs in Alaska Now?
    Join thread’s CEO, Stephanie Berglund, for a discussion about the continuing needs of child care programs in Alaska during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch it now.
  • Nov. 19: Supportive Self-Care at Work: The Gift (w/ Woodrie Burich)
    Discover ways to better nourish yourself and how to incorporate tools and techniques to support a healthy work life. Watch it now.
  • Oct. 29Can Insurance Cover You during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    National child care advocate Tom Copeland discusses insurance coverage and options during the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch it now.
  • Sept. 24Legal Considerations for Child Care Programs during COVID-19
    Renea Saade with Littler Mendelson, Elena Romerdahl with Perkins Coie LLP, and Becky Kruse with Doyon discuss legal resources and community supports available to Alaska’s early childhood education programs. This discussion was facilitated by thread board member, Sen Tan of Sen Tan Solutions. Watch it now.
  • Aug. 27: Licensing, Child Care Assistance, COVID-19 Mandates — and Your Business!
    Representatives from the State of Alaska Child Care Program Office and Municipality of Anchorage Child Care Licensing provide the latest in government mandates, licensing, child care assistance, and available resources. Watch it now.
  • Aug. 17: Health Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19
    Dr. Elizabeth Ohlsen with the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services provides updated health guidance for child care programs during COVID-19. Watch it now.
  • July 30: COVID-19 Resources for Alaskan Businesses
    Jon Bittner with the Alaska Small Business Development Center (SBDC) talks about available COVID-19 funding. Watch it now.