May 13, 2021

Four-Part Grandparent Video Series Available

In May, Trying Together published a free, four-part Grandparent Video Education Series that explores Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), play, advocacy, using digital tools, and more!


Grandparent Video Education Series

To recognize and support the important relationships grandparents have with their grandchildren, Trying Together created a four-part Grandparent Video Education Series. Courses include:


Zoom 101

Presenter: Peter Sloan

Navigating technology in our new virtual reality can sometimes be very challenging. This course provides provide a brief overview of how to properly use the Zoom platform, along with tips and tricks to help everyone become more technologically savvy.

Grandparent Council Introduction and Advocacy 101

Presenters: Emily Neff and Lindsey Ramsey

This course provides an overview of the origin and need for grandparent advocacy in our region. Participants will receive an overview of:

    • the Early Learning Pennsylvania campaigns,
    • how ECE programs are impacted by the budget process, and
    • ways professionals and families can use their experience and knowledge to advocate.

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) and the Importance of Play

Presenters: Cristina Codario and Lainey Yockey

This course provides an overview of child brain development and developmentally appropriate interactions and best practices that are needed to support it. Presenters will also:

    • discuss the importance of play,
    • offer activity suggestions, and
    • share additional resources.

The Early Learning Landscape and Relative Providers

Presenter: Bliss Letang

The Early Learning Landscape in Pennsylvania is full of care options for our little learners. Caregivers even have the opportunity to become “Relative Providers” for children who are receiving subsidized child care. This training will outline the care options available for children and families in our region and describe the steps it takes to become a Relative Provider.

Watch the Videos

To access the courses, visit our Grandparent Council page and scroll to the Course Videos section. Each video includes closed captioning which can be toggled on by clicking the CC button in the video player. Video transcripts are available as well.

Ask A Question

For questions contact Lindsey Ramsey, Public Policy Regional Coordinator at 412.567.4173 or