In 2018, Trying Together launched its Strategic Roadmap.
Trying Together now finds itself at the midway point of this journey as these goals are being prioritized through 2022.
Throughout the Trying Together Community Report, readers will learn about its success in meeting these goals, and others that require continued perseverance. Given the context of extensive system changes in the early childhood landscape and current events since the last report, some of these goals have taken precedence over others.
… I don’t think there is another organization who has demonstrated that, ‘We are in this together and together we can break all barriers’.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Trying Together Community Outreach Specialist Cynthia Battle met with six-year-old Ayden and his four-year-old sister Peyton to read them “Rosie’s Walk” by Pat Hutchins. Knowing that the children were waiting for that week’s story, Cynthia met the family in a Giant Eagle parking lot and read to them using Google Duo.
During “UnConference: Young Learners’ Guide to Tech” in 2019, early educators gathered at Avonworth Primary Center to contemplate how technology can assist children in developing critical 21st-century skills. In this workshop presented by the Early Childhood Learning Team from Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, infant/toddler and other early educators were challenged through hands-on activities to help them intentionally integrate tech into their practice.
I have regularly attended these conferences and have gained so much from each and every one! Thank you to all who put these together!
From 2018 through 2020, Trying Together:
At Ultimate Play Day 2018 in August Wilson Park, families gathered for this annual celebration of play event. Pictured, several young children and their caregivers were trying together to create a shaving cream painting and having fun with this activity from the Ujamaa Collective.
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