Professional Development Catalog


For more than 55 years, Trying Together has supported the work of early childhood with a dedication to making sure every caregiver feels valued. In pursuit of this vision, Trying Together delivers professional growth services that connect with high-quality early childhood practices. All courses offered by Trying Together are instructed by a certified PQAS instructor and are ACT 48 approved.

Our organization strives to ensure that all courses align with the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies, NAEYC Standards, Danielson Framework, and Keystone STARS performance standards. To best meet the needs of each professional growth content request, Trying Together may draw on an External Instructor’s expertise.

Professional Development Course Catalog

If you are interested in Trying Together’s professional growth opportunities, resources, and services, please view our Professional Development Catalog (PDF). An updated version of this document will be available in Spring 2021. Featured course focus areas include Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP), Inclusion, Interactions, Leadership, and Play.

Course Registration

To register for our upcoming courses, visit Trying Together’s Courses page. Additionally, professionals may request a customized offering by submitting the online Request for Professional Services Form. Customized courses can be created to meet individual or group goals, interests, and needs. All custom course requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the desired course start date.

To view fees associated with requesting a custom course, please see our Professional Development Fee for Service document (PDF).

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trying Together is not offering face-to-face professional growth sessions at this time. However, virtual and online professional growth sessions are still available. Facilitation options will be reviewed in Spring 2021.

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More Information

For more information about Trying Together’s professional growth opportunities, contact Professional Learning Program Manager Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or

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