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April 14, 2021

Strengthening Family Engagement – Tools for Positive Partnering

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

Child Care Professionals: Want to learn how to leverage families’ strengths, maintain positive relationships, and connect families with community supports? Join Trying Together on Wednesday, April 14 for our online course, “Connections and Conversations: Strengthening Family Engagement – Tools for Positive Partnering.”


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.

In this workshop, child care professionals will learn to use the Trying Together Family Engagement Toolkit toward enriching their family engagement practice. During this “how-to”, participants will learn to navigate the online toolkit as well as discuss ways in which they can leverage families’ strengths, maintain positive relationships, and connect families with community support and resources.

Course Details

    • Session Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Instructors: Sarah Grubb and Serena Washington
    • Core Knowledge Competency (CKC): K3.6 C1 – Identify intentional practices designed to acknowledge and value the strengths of families and to create positive, reciprocal relationships with diverse families.



To register, complete the online registration form. Space is limited, so register today to save your spot. Registration will close on Monday, April 12 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 course questions, contact Sarah Grubb at sarah.elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or Serena Washington at serena@tryingtogether.org. For questions about credit, contact Jasmine Davis at jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

Image: A young child and her caregiver play together joyfully at a local playground, spinning together on a Merry-Go-Round.


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