High-quality child care is essential to early childhood development. Through our work with community partners, families, and neighborhood child care professionals at The Homewood Early Learning Hub, we provide a place for the community to gather, learn, and play. Raising Readers Together Club Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience dinner-time conversations, interactive storytelling, shared reading opportunities with their children, and receive a brand new, high-quality book to build their home library. Wednesday evening sessions are for children six and older and are held at Willie Tee’s Barber Shop on Frankstown Avenue from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening sessions are for children six and under and are held at The Homewood Early Learning Hub on Kelly Street from 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Contact Cynthia at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Come Play! Accompanied by their children, early care and education professionals and families take part in weekly innovative professional development opportunities that focus on the importance of play and healthy interactions and relationships within a child’s life. Varied play opportunities are offered to the children and adults supported by Trying Together staff and collaborative partner organizations such as: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh; H.J. Heinz History Center; Phipps Botanical Gardens & Conservancy; Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy; and The Early Learning Institute (TELI). Children are able to experience free play as well as guided activities that relate to concepts and strategies the adults discuss and learn via modeled professional development and supportive resources. Tuesday and Thursday morning sessions are held from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at The Homewood Early Learning Hub. Contact Rachelle at email@example.com to register. Play Pop Ins Trying Together hosts free play opportunities for young children and their families and caregivers. Play resources, activities, and materials are supplied by staff as well as collaborative partners who are present to support play interactions, strategies, and themes and answer questions. Play Pop Ins are STREAM-based and facilitated in collaboration with Homewood-Brushton Family Support Center. Sensory-friendly play sessions are also made available per request. For more information contact: Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn More For more information about The Homewood Early Learning Hub, contact Rachelle at email@example.com and see our events calendar for dates and times.