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.



Annual Trying Together Celebration Dinner

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 5:00–7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Museum of Art,  we will honor early care and education professionals for the important work they do daily at our Annual Trying Together Celebration Dinner.

Guests enjoy a buffet dinner, photo booth, prizes, and a fun evening with colleagues.

Our keynote speaker will be William (Bill) E. Strickland, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Manchester Bidwell Corporation.

This year we will honor early childhood advocate and professional Miss Pat Cobbs (posthumously).

This year’s dinner is now at capacity and has sold-out.



Student Affiliate Dinner

On Thursday, April 12, 2018, higher-education students will join us at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus from 5:00–8:00 p.m. for our Student Affiliate Dinner.



The Homewood Early Learning Hub Block Party

Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at The Homewood Early Learning HUB for our Block Party. Activities for young children, food, and resources will be available at this annual family favorite.

The event is free and open to the public, and no registration is required.



LICC Building Blocks: An Early Learning Conference

Register for “Wired Kids: How Technology Impacts Early Child Development” on Monday, April 16, 2018, 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Presented by Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP, this one-day seminar examines the evidence to guide therapists, educators, and other early childhood professionals as we live and work in the “digital age”. Providers are eligible to receive Act 48 and DHS/PQAS hours.