Month of the Young Child

First established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) in 1971, the Week of the Young Child is an opportunity to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.

Over the years, with growing interest and focus, Trying Together designated the entire month of April as the Month of the Young Child. During this month it is a time to plan how we will better meet the needs of all young children, their families, and caregivers.


ADP Symposium 2019: Multilingual and Multicultural Education for Young Children

Monday, April 1, 2019
6:00 p.m – 7:30 p.m.
University of Pittsburgh
David Lawrence Hall 120

This event is sold out!


Annual Celebration Dinner

Thursday, April 4, 2019
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Carnegie Museum of Art

This event is sold-out! If you are still interested in a ticket, Trying Together may be able to accommodate the request. Please contact Sharon Seitam at 412.421.3889 or for more details. 


VOICE For Children Award Celebration

Friday, April 5, 2019
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Historic Hotel Hershey

Register for the VOICE For Children Award Celebration.


Student Affiliate Dinner

Thursday, April 11, 2019
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Westmoreland County Community College

Registration for this event is closed.


2019 City-Wide School Board Candidate Forum

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kaufmann Center

Register for the School Board Candidate Forum.

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Homewood Block Party

Saturday, April 27, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Homewood Early Learning Hub

No registration required. Share this PDF event flyer with your networks.


Submit An Event

New this year, local nonprofits hosting events for young children in April are invited to submit details to Trying Together to be included in promotions. Events must meet the following requirements:

  • The event is hosted in April
  • The event is open to the public
  • The event features opportunities for young children (birth – nine), explores early childhood topics, or provides professional development opportunities for early childhood educators, families, and/or professionals

Submit your events using the form below. For questions on applying, contact Maria Pisano at 412.421.3889 or


Board of Directors, staff, and keynote at Celebration Dinner