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January 2018

January 25, 2018

Operation Better Block & The Homewood-Brushton YMCA Community Health & Wellness Fair

Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join Operation Better Block and The Homewood-Brushton YMCA for a day of community health and wellness

April 2018

April 30, 2018

We Are Better Together: 20th Interagency Conference

April 30, 2018 to May 3, 2018

Sponsored by the Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health Services and System of Care Partners and Child Welfare Resource Center, this conference is a state-wide event to focus on ways to address...

May 2018

May 7, 2018

2018 P-3 Sustainability Conference

May 7, 2018 to May 8, 2018

The Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) is pleased to announce the 2018 P-3 Sustainability Conference.

The purpose of Pennsylvania’s P-3...

May 9, 2018

2018 Social and Emotional Learning Conference

May 9, 2018 to May 10, 2018

This conference is designed to provide quality professional development opportunities for:

  • school administrators;
  • teachers;
  • school psychologists;
  • school counselors
  • social workers;
  • youth...

June 2018

school-age
June 8, 2018

Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

Friday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Keystone Chapter in Pennsylvania invites you participate in their Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference. This year’s conference is...

school-age

September 2018

co-working space
September 5, 2018

PA Community Alliance Summit

September 5, 2018, 8:00 am to September 6, 2018, 5:00 pm

Join the Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council for the 4th annual PA Community Alliance Summit. Network and meet new allies while being a part of a conversation centered around community...

co-working space
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September 29, 2018

UnConference: Being Intentional About Race and Young Children

$50 – $85
Saturday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

In partnership with The P.R.I.D.E. Program (part of the University of Pittsburgh Office of Child Development within the School of Education) and Frick Pittsburgh, join Trying Together for a day...

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October 2018

Girl pushing Imagination Playground blue blocks over like dominoes.
October 30, 2018

UnConference: Play for Change

Free
Tuesday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

In partnership with the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative and Philadelphia Playful Learning Landscapes, join us on Tuesday, October 30, at the Carnegie Museum of Art in the Oakland community of...

Girl pushing Imagination Playground blue blocks over like dominoes.

March 2019

March 1, 2019

2019 First Up Annual Conference

March 1, 2019, 7:30 am to March 2, 2019, 4:30 pm

Join First Up on March 1-2, 2019, at the University of Pennsylvania for over 60 engaging, expert-led workshops on topics from “Keystone STARS to Personal Empowerment to Managing Challenging...

March 8, 2019

Annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

Friday, 7:45 am to 4:00 pm

About

NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania’s annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference is Friday, March 8, 2019, at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. This event will offer skills needed to...

March 13, 2019

Disability and Mental Health Summit

Free
Wednesday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join State Representative Dan Miller in the 2019 Disability and Mental Health Summit. Happening over three days, this summit includes the following opportunities:

  • Informative Sessions
    • Topics of...
March 14, 2019

Disability and Mental Health Summit

Thursday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join State Representative Dan Miller in the 2019 Disability and Mental Health Summit. Happening over three days, this summit includes the following opportunities:

  • Informative Sessions
    • Topics of...
March 15, 2019

Disability and Mental Health Summit

Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join State Representative Dan Miller in the 2019 Disability and Mental Health Summit. Happening over three days, this summit includes the following opportunities:

  • Informative Sessions
    • Topics of...
March 16, 2019

2019 Capital Area Chapter of PennAEYC (CACPennAEYC) Conference

Saturday, 7:30 am to 3:45 pm

Conference Information

The Capital Area Chapter of PennAEYC (CACPennAEYC) invites you and your colleagues to participate in a day of learning, networking and professional development. Returning to...

March 30, 2019

2019 UnConference: Young Learner’s Guide to Tech

Saturday, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

In partnership with Carlow University and Avonworth Primary Center, join us Saturday, March 30, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Avonworth Primary Center for a day of professional development...

May 2019

May 6, 2019

BreastFED: Breastfeeding Summit

$125
Monday, 7:45 am to 4:30 pm

Join Healthy Start for BreastFED, Pennsylvania’s only regional breastfeeding summit. BreastFED is a two-day regional symposium aimed at providing information from professionals and community...

May 7, 2019

BreastFED: Breastfeeding Summit

$125
Tuesday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join Healthy Start for BreastFED, Pennsylvania’s only regional breastfeeding summit. BreastFED is a two-day regional symposium aimed at providing information from professionals and community...

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May 9, 2019

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health: Why It Matters

Free
Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Save the date to join professionals across disciplines to explore the most critical topics related to infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) at this free conference. Continuing Education...

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May 10, 2019

Parents Moving Forward Together | Conference

Free
Friday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join the Allegheny Family Network for “Parents Moving Forward Together,” a one-day mental health conference focused on supporting our region’s children, caregivers, and...

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May 21, 2019

2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

Free
Tuesday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by...

May 22, 2019

2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

Free
Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by...

June 2019

June 1, 2019

Behaviors: Ours & Theirs | WCCC Mini-Conference

$15
Saturday, 8:00 am to 12:15 pm

On behalf of OCDEL and hosted by WCCC’s Early Childhood Education/Pre-K – Grade 4 Program, the “Behaviors: Ours & Theirs” mini-conference will focus on improving practitioners’ knowledge and skill...

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June 1, 2019

Pittsburgh Infant/Toddler Symposium

$14
Saturday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Kaplan and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh PD/TA are partnering to provide a day of training and networking for area infant/toddler teachers. The day will consist of an opening keynote address, four hours...

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Woman talking in a group setting
June 6, 2019

Day of “SELF” Discovery Conference

Free
Thursday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

The Day of “SELF” Discovery Conference is held each year to celebrate individuals who are involved in their own personal Recovery Journey!

About

This Conference serves as a way to learn tools...

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June 8, 2019

Centering the Identity of the Black Child through African Culture

Free
Saturday, All Day

Join the 2nd Annual Centering the Identity of the Black Child through African Culture conference to explore African-centered parenting and guardianship, psychology, and tools to heal vitality....

Image: Several young children sit together on the floor, each playing with a toy of their choice.
June 14, 2019

APOST Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time

Free
Friday, 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Join Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School-Time (APOST) on June 14 for their Summer Conference for Out-of-School Time. PQAS/Act 48 credit available upon request.

About

The APOST Summer Conference...

July 2019

July 18, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Thursday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.

About

The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning...

July 19, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Friday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.

About

The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning...

July 20, 2019

Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum

Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Join the Center for Urban Education from July 18 to July 20 for their 2019 Summer Educator Forum.

About

The Center for Urban Education Summer Educator Forum (CUESEF) is a professional learning...

August 2019

Image: An early learning professional sits on the ground, interacting with two young children.
August 1, 2019

The 10th Annual PA Infant Mental Health Conference

$350
Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH) on August 1 and 2 for the 10th Annual PA Infant Mental Health Conference.

Keynote Topics

PA-AIMH strives to provide a...

Image: An early learning professional sits on the ground, interacting with two young children.
Image: An early learning professional sits on the ground, interacting with two young children.
August 2, 2019

The 10th Annual PA Infant Mental Health Conference

$350
Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join the Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH) on August 1 and 2 for the 10th Annual PA Infant Mental Health Conference.

Keynote Topics

PA-AIMH strives to provide a...

Image: An early learning professional sits on the ground, interacting with two young children.

September 2019

September 16, 2019

Young Children Experiencing Homelessness Summit

Monday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm

Congress approved provisions prioritizing children who experience homelessness to be served by Head Start, the Child Care Development Fund, and other high-quality early learning programs. On...

September 18, 2019

Symposium | Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers

Free
Wednesday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Community members are invited to join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter for their third annual symposium, “From the Beginning…Early Childhood Development and...

September 19, 2019

Symposium | Early Childhood Development and the Role of Fathers

Free
Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Community members are invited to join the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Pennsylvania Chapter for their third annual symposium, “From the Beginning…Early Childhood Development and...

October 2019

Professionals discuss amongst themselves at Trying Together's UnConference.
October 19, 2019

UnConference: The Business of Child Care

$20
Saturday, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Are you interested in learning about the business fundamentals of running a successful child care business? Join Trying Together in Homestead on Saturday, October 19 for UnConference: The Business...

Professionals discuss amongst themselves at Trying Together's UnConference.
Image: Together as a group, women lift their hands in the air as a part of an UnConference activity.
October 23, 2019

2019 Trauma Summit | Building Connections & Hope

Free
Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Join Pressley Ridge from October 23–24 for their 2019 Trauma Summit.

About

Over the course of two days, the 2019 Trauma Summit will be an exchange of information, an exploration of successful...

Image: Together as a group, women lift their hands in the air as a part of an UnConference activity.
Image: Together as a group, women lift their hands in the air as a part of an UnConference activity.
October 24, 2019

2019 Trauma Summit | Building Connections & Hope

Free
Thursday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join Pressley Ridge from October 23–24 for their 2019 Trauma Summit.

About

Over the course of two days, the 2019 Trauma Summit will be an exchange of information, an exploration of successful...

Image: Together as a group, women lift their hands in the air as a part of an UnConference activity.
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October 25, 2019

Healthy School Summit 2019

$50
Friday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Join Healthy Schools Pennsylvania on Friday, October 25 for their 4th Annual Healthy Schools Summit to learn, collaborate, and commit to creating healthier, greener, and more sustainable learning...

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October 27, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Sunday, All Day

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition...

October 28, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Monday, All Day

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition...

October 29, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Tuesday, All Day

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition...

October 30, 2019

Family Involvement Conference XLV

Wednesday, All Day

Join the Pennsylvania Coalition for Parent Involvement this October for the Family Involvement Conference.

About

The Family Involvement Conference is presented to you by the Pennsylvania Coalition...

October 30, 2019

Postpartum Depression Symposium

Free
Wednesday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Are you interested in gaining insight on the detection and diagnosis of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and on new and existing treatment options? Join Washington County Behavioral Health and...

November 2019

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November 9, 2019

Annual PENN SACCA Conference

$175
Saturday, 7:00 am to 3:45 pm

Join the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA) on November 9 for their 22nd Annual Statewide Conference! This year’s theme: Afterschool time is STEM time!

About

Featuring...

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December 2019

December 3, 2019

Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership Summit

$230
Tuesday, 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

On December 3, staff from Trying Together’s Policy Team will be presenting at the 2019 Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP) Summit.

About

Join the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit...

February 2020

Image: Together as a group, women lift their hands in the air as a part of an UnConference activity.
February 28, 2020

2020 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference

Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Join the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Friday, February 28 for their fourth annual Child and Adolescent Mental Health Conference, “Resilient Youth: Strategies to Overcome...

Image: Together as a group, women lift their hands in the air as a part of an UnConference activity.

March 2020

March 6, 2020

First Up Annual Conference

$175
Friday, 7:00 am to 4:30 pm

Early childhood professionals are invited to join First Up on March 6, 2020 for their Annual Conference!

About

First Up’s Annual Conference will feature national and local experts presenting on a...

Image: Early childhood professionals join together for a professional development conference held by Trying Together.
March 14, 2020

Insights & Innovations: Early Childhood Education Conference

$50
Saturday, 7:45 am to 4:00 pm

Early learning professionals are invited to join the Learning Lamp on March 14 for the Insights & Innovations Conference. The conference will feature insights on the latest ECE teaching and...

Image: Early childhood professionals join together for a professional development conference held by Trying Together.

May 2020

May 26, 2020

Virtual UnConference: Re-Opening to Our ‘New Normal’

Free
Tuesday, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Join Trying Together on May 26 for our first virtual UnConference as we dive into topics that are relevant to child care centers as they begin to re-open to a ‘new normal’ due to the effects of...

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