March 1, 2021

Free Virtual PD Sessions Available

Are you interested in learning about a range of early childhood topics? Join Trying Together for our free virtual professional development sessions. This list features courses from Trying Together’s public offerings and Connections and Conversations series.

Available Sessions

    • Strengthening Family Engagement: Tools for Positive Partnership
      Tuesday, March 16, 2021  |  12 – 1 p.m.  |  Intended for educators in Allegheny County.

      In this workshop, early learning professionals will explore ways to leverage families’ strengths, maintain positive relationships, and connect families with community support. The Trying Together Family Engagement Toolkit will serve as a guide for supportive engagement strategies, along with the family engagement technology tool Message from Me. One PQAS credit hour will be available.

    • Connections and Conversations: Benefits of Purposeful Programming and Partnerships
      Wednesday, March 17, 2021  |  6 – 7 p.m.

      During this course, participants will develop skills to help implement new projects into their classrooms and successfully collaborate with community partners to facilitate these activities. Participants will also engage in virtual discussions via Zoom with child development experts while interacting with early learning practitioners to share questions, experiences, and expertise about utilizing evaluation tools to design, review, and renew program goals. One PQAS credit hour will be available.

    • Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a Screening Tool
      Thursday, March 18, 2021  |  6 – 9 p.m.

      During this course, participants will learn how to use the ASQ® and ASQ:SE® as a screening tool for children ages three months to five years old. This session will provide information on how to administer the screener, score the screener, and share the results with families. Presenters will also include resources for making referrals to additional services if needed. Three hours of PQAS and/or Act 48 credit are available.

    • ELRC Region 5: Ask the Coaches (Keystone STARS)
      Thursday, March 25, 2021  |  6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

      Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 Quality Coaches will a host one-hour discussion for Allegheny County child care owners, directors, and teaching staff to ask questions, network with peers, and learn about resources that support all things Keystone STARS. One PQAS credit hour will be available.


To register, please use the hyperlinked event titles above. Some registrations will take place on the PD Registry. If you do not have a PD Registry account, please complete this online form to create one. If you are unable to create an account, please contact

More Information

For questions about Trying Together’s professional development services, please contact Jasmine Davis at

Image: Three early learning professionals sit together on the floor, each looking at a digital device.