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January 28, 2021

Virtual Conference: Finding Joy through Playful Learning

Finding Joy through Playful Learning aims to bring together educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners who have a variety of experiences related to education, play, and learning. The conference will take place via Zoom over the course of several days covering six topics related to playful learning. The goal is to generate dialogue among different stakeholders and share best practices to support children and families in learning through play.

ABOUT

Join Playful Learning Landscapes Action NetworkPlayful Pittsburgh Collaborative, and Trying Together in February for a virtual conference bringing together educators, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to discuss and share best practices to support children and families in learning through play.

Act 48 and PQAS credits are available. PPID and PD Registry numbers will be collected during the sessions. The following discount code is available for early educators who wish to participate in individual sessions or the entire series:

  • EDU-ALL for $25 price for all six workshops

  • EDU-CHOOSE for $5/per workshop

Available Sessions

  • Rethinking Education During and Post COVID-19
    Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Join featured speakers Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Dr. Scott Miller, and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for discussions of how playful learning can change education during and after COVID-19. Featured Speakers: Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek (Temple University, Brookings Institution), Scott Miller (Avonworth Primary Center), and Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

  • How Play Can Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 9 – 11 a.m.

    Hear from Sarah Grubb, Cindy Eggleton, and Sheba Gittens about play’s role in mental health and wellbeing. Featured Speakers: Cindy Eggleton (Brilliant Detroit), Sarah Grubb (ELRC Region 5), and Sheba Gittens (University of Pittsburgh).

  • Addressing Equity Issues Through Playful Learning
    Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims and Dr. Mandy McGuire will present their work on using play and playful learning to address inequity. Featured Speakers: Dr. Nikole Hollins-Sims (PaTTAN) and Dr. Mandy McGuire (University of Texas at Dallas).

  • Activating Communities Around Playful Learning
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Ariana Brazier, Justin Forzano, Shari Hersh, Gamar Markarian, and Sarah Siplak, will discuss what it means to activate communities and how their communities inform the work they do. Featured Speakers: Ariana Brazier (ATL Parent Like a Boss), Justin Forzano (Open Field), Shari Hersh (Mural Arts), Gamar Markarian (New School), and Sarah Siplak (Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative).

  • Using Technology to Strengthen the Way We Learn and Play
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Learn about technologies and applications from Katie Gullone, Megan Rooney, Javier Maisonet, and Project Rangeet. Featured Speakers: Elias Blinkoff (Temple Infant & Child Lab), Katie Gullone (Trying Together), Javier Maisonet (Math Talk), Simran Mulchandani (Project Rangeet), and Megan Rooney (La Escuelita Arcoiris).

  • Replicable and Low-Cost Ideas for Playful Learning
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 3 – 5 p.m.

    Explore low-cost and replicable ways to encourage playful learning from Shannon Merenstein, Amy Kronenberg, Rebecca Fabiano, and Aishwarya Narayana. Featured Speakers: Rebecca Fabiano (Fab Youth Philly), Amy Kronenberg (Learn to Earn Dayton), Shannon Merenstein (HATCH Art Studio), and Aishwarya Narayana (HUME).

Registration

To register, visit the online registration page. General Admission tickets cost $55 and include admission to all sessions. Single session registration is also available for $10 per session. Attendees will receive the Zoom link for each day’s session prior to the start of the event.

More Information

For questions, contact admin@playfullearninglandscapes.fun or 267.468.8610.

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ECE Jobs: January 28 – February 3, 2021

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 


 

Featured Jobs

 

Child Care Teacher

The YMCA Duquesne University Child Development Center is looking to hire a Child Care Teacher. Under the direction of a Child Care Leadership, the Child Care Teacher is responsible for the day-to-day operations of all classroom activities. This includes assisting with the delivery of supervision, program curriculum, and interaction with parents. The Instructor provides mentoring and coaching to Child Care Aides.

To apply, complete the online application or email sdelucia@ymcapgh.org for inquiries.

Assistant Group Supervisor

The Growing Garden Child Care Center, LLC is looking to hire an Assistant Group Supervisor. The Assistant Group Supervisor will be responsible for the general care of (potty-trained) children ages three-years-old to 8th grade and will be responsible for teaching preschool. This professional will also be responsible for general care of the facility, including the wiping of surfaces, vacuuming, general paperwork, and the completion of all required employment paperwork and training. During COVID-19, teaching SACERS is also a part of the program.

To apply, email your resume to growinggardenchildcare@outlook.com or visit The Growing Garden Child Care Center website.

Early Childhood Teachers

The Sewickley Valley YMCA is hiring three Full-Time Teachers for their Early Childhood Education Program. Positions start at $13 per hour and include full benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, generous retirement plan, paid screenings, and training. Staff will also receive a full YMCA Membership for their family. Child care benefits are available for children of staff members.

To apply or learn more, visit the Sewickley Valley YMCA website.

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, February 2.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after February 2 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.

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January 26, 2021

412 Rhymes Program Open to Children in Pittsburgh

Are you looking for opportunities for your child to learn crucial reading skills such as rhyming, letter sounds, and phonemic awareness? Check out 412 Rhymes, a free ten-week text message-based literacy program for children ages three- to five-years-old living in Pittsburgh!

 

About

412 Rhymes is a free ten-week text message-based literacy program for three- to five-year-old children who live in Pittsburgh. Through the program, children enjoy short, engaging lessons that teach crucial beginning reading skills such as rhyming, letter sounds, and phonemic awareness. Lessons will be delivered via text message each week. Participants can choose to receive the lesson on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays or Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

An optional 15-minute literacy screening is also available before the start and after the end of the program. This screening will give parents and caregivers information about the literacy development of the child participating in the program. This screening is for informational purposes only.

Registration

This upcoming program begins on Monday, February 8, 2021. To register for this program, visit the 412 Rhymes webpage. Registration is open to the first 350 registrants. After reaching 350 registrants, additional registrants will be placed on a program waitlist.

More Information

For more information, contact hello@openliteracy.com. Share this flyer with your network.

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January 21, 2021

Paycheck Protection Program Reopens

On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First and Second Draw Loans.

 

About

The Paycheck Protection Program provides businesses with funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs (including benefits). Funds may also be used to pay mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker protection costs related to COVID-19, and other qualifying expenses. This round of PPP will authorize up to $284 billion in total to support job retention and business operations through March 31, 2021. PPP Loans are available for new borrowers and businesses that have received a PPP Loan previously.

 

First Draw PPP Loans

First Draw PPP Loans are intended for businesses that have not received a PPP Loan previously. Businesses are generally eligible for this loan if the borrower has 500 or fewer employees (including child care programs, nonprofits, veterans organizations, tribal concerns, self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships, and independent contractors). Businesses in certain industries can have more than 500 employees if they meet applicable SBA employee-based size standards for those industries.

Second Draw PPP Loans

Second Draw PPP Loans are intended for small businesses that have received a PPP Loan previously. Businesses are generally eligible for this loan if the borrower:

    • previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses,
    • has no more than 300 employees, and
    • can demonstrate at least a 25 percent reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.

PPP Loan Forgiveness

Eligible borrowers will qualify for full loan forgiveness if during the eight- to 24-week period following loan disbursement:

    • employee and compensation levels are maintained,
    • the loan proceeds are spent on payroll costs and other eligible expenses, and
    • at least 60 percent of the proceeds are spent on payroll costs.

Application Period

Borrowers can apply for a First or Second Draw PPP Loan until March 31, 2021, through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, eligible non-bank lender, or Farm Credit System institution that is participating in PPP. Loans will have the same terms regardless of lender or borrower. View the full terms (First Draw) (Second Draw).

Links for Borrowers

More Information

For more information, visit the U.S. Department of the Treasury website or view this document.

Information provided by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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ECE Job Openings: January 21 – 27, 2021

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 


 

Featured Jobs

 

Hosanna House Child Development Center (CDC)

Pre-K Counts Certified Lead Teacher

Hosanna House Inc. is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic Pre-K Counts Certified Lead Teacher to join their team. Hosanna House Inc. is a NAEYC Accredited, PDE Private School Licensed, STAR 4 school. Their programs empower children to discover their interest through play, along with a curriculum that will ensure children are school ready and excited about learning. Teachers will be responsible for daily in-person educational instruction following the creative curriculum.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume via email to deniseb@hosannahouse.org.

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, January 26.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after January 26 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.

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January 14, 2021

Virtual American Sign Language Program in Greensburg

The Greensburg Hempfield Area Library is offering an eight-week virtual Introduction to American Sign Language program for children ages seven through twelve or thirteen years old and older in partnership with the Center for Deaf and Hearing Services Inc.

 

About

Please note that this program is intended for individuals and families who live in or near the Greensburg community. The program will include free instructional materials and a book that will need to be picked up at the Greensburg Hempfield Area Library.

During these programs, instructor (and local Deaf college student) Hannah Ahearn will teach participants the basics of how to communicate using American Sign Language (ASL) and Deaf culture. Since participants will be building on skills learned, please only register if you are able to commit to attending at least seven of the eight sessions.

Program Dates

Registration

Please use the links above to register. When registering, please include your email. Program staff will provide a virtual link to participate in the program via email. Families will be notified about when to pick up the included materials and books.

Share these flyers with your network (ages seven through twelve) (ages thirteen and older).

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ECE Job Openings: January 14 – 20, 2021

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 

Featured Jobs

 

Providence Connections, Inc.

Assistant Group Supervisor

Providence Connections, Inc. is seeking an Assistant Group Supervisor for their northside Family Support Center. The Assistant Group Supervisor will assist in the implementation of the daily program for children and coordinate daily activities and supervise the classroom in conjunction with and in the absence of the Group Supervisor. The Assistant Group Supervisor becomes a part of a working team to produce the best possible outcomes for the children and the program. Hours may vary to support the needs of the program.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to lwhite@providenceconnections.org.

Carriage House Children’s Center

Infant/Toddler Room Assistant Teachers

Carriage House Children’s Center is seeking Infant/Toddler Room Assistant Teachers. Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting with the children’s daily activities under the guidance of a teacher. Candidates should have a minimum of a high school diploma and at least two years’ documented experience working with children. Candidates with credits from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or the human services field are preferred. Pay Range: $10 – $14

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Lead Young Toddler Room Teacher

Carriage House Children’s Center is seeking a Lead Young Toddler Room Teacher. The ideal candidate values the importance of building strong relationships with children, understands how young children learn and develop, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing learning environment for every child. Candidates with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or related degrees are preferred. Candidates without designated degrees should have a CDA credential or equivalent (12 credits in Early Childhood Education or a related field) and demonstrate experience and knowledge of the field of early childhood education.
Pay Range: $15 – $21

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Part-Time School Age Teacher for Community Learning Hub

Accredited Early Child Care Center in Squirrel Hill is seeking a part-time assistant teacher to help coordinate enrichment activities for a small classroom of school-age children who are participating in distance learning. This is an on-site, in-person classroom. Hours would be mid-day, 10 a.m. – 1 or 2 p.m. Candidates should have a minimum of a high school diploma and at least two years’ documented experience working with children. Pay Range: $10 – $12

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Preschool Teachers

Carriage House Children’s Center is seeking Preschool Teachers. The ideal candidate for these positions values the importance of building strong relationships with children, understands how young children learn and develop, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing learning environment for every child. Candidates with Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or related degrees are preferred. Pay Range: $12 – $16

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Kids Kademy II L.L.C.

Director

Kids Kademy II L.L.C. is seeking a mature, reliable, and nurturing Director for their small child care center. Applicants must have knowledge of Pennsylvania state licensing requirements and Keystone Star Requirements. This person will be responsible for the overall functioning of the center. Teaching is also required initially.

To apply, please submit applications to kidskademy724@gmail.com.

Heritage Community Initiatives

Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives, located in Braddock, is seeking experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative, and reliable Teachers for the Heritage Out of School Time (HOST) program. HOST provides before and after school support to children in grades K-8. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a regular, full-time teaching opportunity with a robust benefits package. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Assistant Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative, and reliable Assistant Teachers for the Heritage Out of School Time (HOST) program. HOST provides before and after school support to children in grades K-8. This unique full-time position, with a robust benefits package, will largely focus on serving as support for all classrooms that are housed at HOST. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Behavioral Support Specialist

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking an experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative, and reliable Behavioral Support Specialist for the Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center and HOST (Heritage Out of School Time) programs. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This unique full-time position, with a robust benefits package, will largely focus on serving as support for all classrooms that are housed at HOST. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher. The Pre-K Count Lead Teacher’s key focus is to provide high-quality programming within their assigned classroom of three- to five-year-olds, and must be committed to best practices according to regulations and guidelines from Heritage Community Initiatives, DHS, Keystone STARS, NAEYC, and Pre-K Counts. The Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher must be able to develop and facilitate developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practices and intentional teaching. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Pre-K Count Assistant Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a Pre-K Counts Assistant Teacher. The Pre-K Count Assistant Teacher’s primary focus is to provide high-quality programming within their assigned classroom of three – to five-year-old’s, and must be committed to best practices according to Pre-K Counts regulations and guidelines. This professional must be able to develop and facilitate developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practices and intentional teaching. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Older Toddler Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking an Older Toddler Teacher. 4 Kids serves children six weeks through preschool. This professional must follow all DHS, STARS, and NAEYC regulations, guidelines, and procedures. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a regular, full-time teaching opportunity with a robust benefits package. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Older Toddler Assistant Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking an Older Toddler Assistant Teacher. 4 Kids serves children six weeks through preschool. This professional must follow all DHS, STARS, and NAEYC regulations, guidelines, and procedures. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a regular, full-time teaching opportunity with a robust benefits package. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Business Manager for Education Services

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a Business Manager for Education Services. The Business Manager for Education Services is responsible for the business functions of both education programs. The manager ensures parent billings, account receivables, and collections are completed weekly, accurately, and on time. The manager also maintains and updates the database for reconciling, analyzing, and tracking parent tuition accounts, childcare subsidies, and nutrition. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Maintenance Coordinator (Permanent, Part-Time)

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a part-time Maintenance Coordinator. The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for carrying out a wide variety of repairs, maintenance, and improvement services while possessing a broad range of craftsmanship and practical skills in order to accomplish assignments. Assignments can include but are not limited to painting, gardening, building repairs, processing maintenance requests, etc. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Director of Transportation

Heritage Community Initiatives is looking for an exceptional project manager with proven marketing capabilities to direct and manage all aspects of the Heritage Community Transportation (HCT) program as well as any of the organization’s forthcoming transportation initiatives. Responsibilities include the development and execution of all strategies as well as management of transportation marketing to increase ridership, awareness of new initiatives, revenue generation, community participation, and brand awareness. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, January 19.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after January 19 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.

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January 13, 2021

Apprenticeship Opportunity Available In Pennsylvania

Are you an early learning professional in Southwestern Pennsylvania who is interested in earning higher wages or advancing your career? Apprenticeship might be right for you!

 

About

As an employer-driven program registered with the state of Pennsylvania, Apprenticeship combines on-the-job learning with related technical instruction to build skills and create pathways to earning a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree through partners at Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Carlow University.

Request More Information

Apprenticeship is accepting new apprentices for the 2021 Spring and Summer semesters. For more information, contact:

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January 11, 2021

Pandemic Relief Available for Child Care Workers

Child care providers can now apply for a $600 Pandemic Relief Award on behalf of their eligible child care employees and child care support employees currently working directly with children as of January 1, 2021, and working a minimum of 20 paid hours a week. Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 will host Q&A sessions to help providers through the application process.

 

About

The Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is providing a one-time $600 award to approximately 33,000 child care employees and child care support staff across the commonwealth. Examples of child care employees may include but are not limited to the following:

    • Child Care Center: Director, Group Supervisor, Assistant Group Supervisor, Aide
    • Group Child Care Home: Primary Staff and Secondary Staff
    • Family Child Care Home: Owner/Operator and Staff Person

Providers of all STAR levels may apply on behalf of their child care employees and child care support employees. Awards will be paid directly from the ELRC to the Department of Human Services (DHS) certified child care provider’s owner/operator/director, who will then pay the child care employee or child care support employee directly after taxes and deductions that would apply to regular wages.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Child Care COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Award, a DHS certified child care employee or child care support staff must meet the following requirements:

    • Currently working at the provider as of January 1, 2021.
    • Earn less than a gross salary of $70,000 annually.
    • Work a minimum of 20 hours a week at a DHS certified child care provider. Holidays, vacation, sick and other approved time off does not factor into this eligibility requirement.
    • Pre-K Counts (PKC) and Head Start State Supplemental Assistance Program (HSSAP) DHS child care employees and child care support staff are also eligible if they work directly with children in a DHS certified child care at least 20 hours a week.
    • These employees must work outside of the PKC and HSSAP program hours and meet all other eligibility criteria as noted in the above first three bullets.
    • PKC and HSSAP DHS child care employees and child care support employees are also eligible if they work directly with children in a blended classroom with both PKC and HSSAP funded children, Child Care Works (CCW) and/or private pay child care children.

The following are NOT eligible:

    • DHS certified child care employees and child care support employees who are currently laid off or did not return after being laid off from work during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • DHS certified child care employees or child care support employees working less than 20 hours a week at the DHS certified child care provider.
    • Volunteers.
    • Household member (unless a household member is a paid employee working 20 hours a week in a DHS regulated child care).
    • Pre-K Counts and HSSAP employees not working directly with children in a DHS certified child care setting at least 20 hours a week.
    • Employees working in a business role where no direct contact with families or children take place.
    • Employees who earn more than a gross salary of $70,000 annually.
    • Relative child care providers.
    • Outside vendors serving as support staff.
    • Staff working virtually.
    • If a DHS certified child care provider’s owner/operator/director chooses not to participate in this award process, the employee cannot apply as an individual.

How To Apply

ELRC Region 5 is accepting applications from January 13 to February 12, 2021. All applications must be sent to ELRC Region 5 via grants.elrc5@alleghenycounty.us. ELRC Region 5 will host Q&A sessions to help providers through the application process. Sessions will be held at various times from January 13 to January 22, 2021.

Only one $600 award is allowed per eligible certified child care employee or child care support employee; regardless of employment at multiple locations or with multiple employers. The award is on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available in a fillable PDF format or a Word format.

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at 1.888.340.3572 or elrc5@alleghenycounty.us. More information about eligibility criteria, applications, award approval, and award monitoring can be found in the following documents:

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January 6, 2021

ECE Job Openings: January 6 – 13, 2021

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 

Featured Jobs

 

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

Brightside Academy is looking to hire a Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher. Interested professionals must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (or a related field) and a Pennsylvania Prek-4 or N-3 certification. To apply, email your resume to cjuth@brightsideacademy.com. In your email, please reference “Trying Together.”

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, January 12.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after January 12 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.