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March 31, 2021

Elevating ECE During Pennsylvania’s Budget Process

Wednesday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Free

Want to learn how to influence state legislators to make increased investments in child care and pre-k? Join Trying Together on Wednesday, March 31 for our online course, “Connections and Conversations: Elevating ECE During Pennsylvania’s Budget Process.”


Connections and Conversations Virtual Check-Ins are interactive sessions that highlight topics of interest to the field of early childhood education. Participants will engage in virtual discussions with child development experts while interacting with early learning practitioners to share questions, experiences, and expertise.

This conversation will focus on early childhood funding in Pennsylvania. Presenters will share updates on the 2021 budget process including the Governor’s proposal and how to influence state legislators to make increased investments in child care and pre-k. Additionally, presenters will provide tools and resources for advocating at the state level. The goal is that by the end of the conversation participants will commit to take an action and use their voice to elevate Early Childhood Education (ECE).

Course Details

    • Session Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
    • Session Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Instructor: Emily Neff and Shalonda Spencer
    • Core Knowledge Area: Professional and Leadership



To register, complete the online registration form. Space is limited, so register today to save your spot. Registration will close on Monday, March 29 at 5 p.m. Please have your PD Registry Number available (if any).


One hour of PQAS credit is available. To receive credit, participants must complete the PD Registry Credit Request Form (in addition to the registration form).

Session Rules and Guidelines

These virtual discussions are designed to provide educators the opportunity to grow professionally and share knowledge on early childhood topics. During the meeting, participants should follow the guidelines below to ensure a successful virtual meeting for all participants.

    • Please allow all participants a chance to speak. Listen respectfully and actively.
    • Commit to learning about each other, not to debating the topic.
    • Embrace differences of opinion as healthy and support each person’s authentic self-expression.
    • Participants will be muted for the beginning portion of the session.
    • Participants may use the “Raise Hand” feature in Zoom to request an opportunity to comment or ask a question. Individuals will be temporarily unmuted by the moderator.
    • Participants may type a comment or question in the chat or may send comments or questions directly to the moderator for them to share.
    • To receive PQAS credit, you must complete an evaluation at the end of the session and include your PD Registry Number.
    • Have fun, make connections, and engage in the conversations!

More Information

For questions about the course, contact Emily Neff at emily@tryingtogether.org or Shalonda Spencer at shalonda@tryingtogether.org. For questions about credit, contact Jasmine Davis at jasmine@tryingtogether.org.


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