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December 2, 2021

Hope for Handwriting: Pitt CEC Homewood

Sessions are available at Pitt CEC for students in Homewood to receive handwriting assistance. Interested families should register on the Pitt CEC website.

Handwriting is a complex skill that many children struggle with. Hope for Handwriting is a 1:1 class with a Pitt Occupational Therapy student. The goal of the program is to assist students who may be resistant to written work, having difficulty learning letters, or struggling with overall school performance.

Dates and Times

Sessions are available in 30 minute increments from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 2
  • November 4
  • November 9
  • November 11
  • November 16
  • November 18
  • November 30
  • December 2

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November 30, 2021

Hope for Handwriting: Pitt CEC Homewood

Sessions are available at Pitt CEC for students in Homewood to receive handwriting assistance. Interested families should register on the Pitt CEC website.

Handwriting is a complex skill that many children struggle with. Hope for Handwriting is a 1:1 class with a Pitt Occupational Therapy student. The goal of the program is to assist students who may be resistant to written work, having difficulty learning letters, or struggling with overall school performance.

Dates and Times

Sessions are available in 30 minute increments from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 2
  • November 4
  • November 9
  • November 11
  • November 16
  • November 18
  • November 30
  • December 2

News

November 18, 2021

Hope for Handwriting: Pitt CEC Homewood

Sessions are available at Pitt CEC for students in Homewood to receive handwriting assistance. Interested families should register on the Pitt CEC website.

Handwriting is a complex skill that many children struggle with. Hope for Handwriting is a 1:1 class with a Pitt Occupational Therapy student. The goal of the program is to assist students who may be resistant to written work, having difficulty learning letters, or struggling with overall school performance.

Dates and Times

Sessions are available in 30 minute increments from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 2
  • November 4
  • November 9
  • November 11
  • November 16
  • November 18
  • November 30
  • December 2

News

November 16, 2021

Hope for Handwriting: Pitt CEC Homewood

Sessions are available at Pitt CEC for students in Homewood to receive handwriting assistance. Interested families should register on the Pitt CEC website.

Handwriting is a complex skill that many children struggle with. Hope for Handwriting is a 1:1 class with a Pitt Occupational Therapy student. The goal of the program is to assist students who may be resistant to written work, having difficulty learning letters, or struggling with overall school performance.

Dates and Times

Sessions are available in 30 minute increments from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 2
  • November 4
  • November 9
  • November 11
  • November 16
  • November 18
  • November 30
  • December 2

News

November 4, 2021

Hope for Handwriting: Pitt CEC Homewood

Sessions are available at Pitt CEC for students in Homewood to receive handwriting assistance. Interested families should register on the Pitt CEC website.

Handwriting is a complex skill that many children struggle with. Hope for Handwriting is a 1:1 class with a Pitt Occupational Therapy student. The goal of the program is to assist students who may be resistant to written work, having difficulty learning letters, or struggling with overall school performance.

Dates and Times

Sessions are available in 30 minute increments from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 2
  • November 4
  • November 9
  • November 11
  • November 16
  • November 18
  • November 30
  • December 2

News

November 2, 2021

Hope for Handwriting: Pitt CEC Homewood

Sessions are available at Pitt CEC for students in Homewood to receive handwriting assistance. Interested families should register on the Pitt CEC website.

Handwriting is a complex skill that many children struggle with. Hope for Handwriting is a 1:1 class with a Pitt Occupational Therapy student. The goal of the program is to assist students who may be resistant to written work, having difficulty learning letters, or struggling with overall school performance.

Dates and Times

Sessions are available in 30 minute increments from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on the following dates:

  • November 2
  • November 4
  • November 9
  • November 11
  • November 16
  • November 18
  • November 30
  • December 2

News

August 12, 2020

Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Antiracist Out-of-School Time Programs

Are you interested in learning, sharing knowledge, and working together with fellow changemakers to dismantle racism and injustice? Join ELIE Circle on August 12 for “Antiracist Dialogues for Action: Antiracist Out-of-School Time Programs.”

About

On August 12, ELIE Circle will hold the second virtual meeting of the Antiracist Dialogues for Action – convenings for out-of-school time educators (e.g., afterschool staff, librarians, teaching artists, researchers) to learn, share knowledge, and work together to dismantle racism and injustice.

The dialogues consist of the following:

    • a 30-minute presentation providing context, research, and historical perspectives on main dialogue topics;
    • a 45-minute small group dialogue on a related subtopic for participants to a) share collective knowledge and b) work with other educators to determine goals and next steps; and
    • a 15-minute closing and larger group share out.

All dialogues are designed for educators which includes those that are working directly with young people in any capacity and those at out-of-school-time organizations without direct contact. These dialogues are categorized in two categories: Educators and Youth Work.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage.

News

June 16, 2020

Allegheny Child Care Tool Expands Services

Are you interested in learning about child care, after-school, out-of-school, and summer programs in Allegheny County? Visit the Allegheny Child Care website to search for available child care spots at programs near you!

What is Allegheny Child Care?

Allegheny Child Care is a unique pilot project that has been developed to support the child care needs of families. Through this online tool, parents and caregivers can search for available child care spots at all Allegheny County early learning programs, including after-school, out-of-school, and summer camps. To search for a program near you, visit the Allegheny Child Care website!

Information for Early Learning Professionals

If your organization provides child care, after-school, out-of-school, and/or summer programming, update your listing as soon as possible on the Allegheny Child Care website. By updating your information, the Allegheny Child Care tool will assist you in promoting and marketing your program(s) to families. In turn, this will allow your program to expedite the process of getting children enrolled, thus making an often stressful task less burdensome for families.

For questions or concerns, please read the FAQ guide or email info@alleghenychildcare.org.

Additional Resources

Trying Together developed the following resources to assist families in identifying high-quality early learning programs, as well as what questions to ask to better understand their program’s COVID-19 procedures.

For additional support in finding child care and/or funding your child care needs, visit the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 website or call 412.350.3577.

More Information

The Allegheny Child Care initiative is managed by Trying Together in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, and Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time (APOST, an initiative of the United Way of Southwestern PA); with additional support from the City of Pittsburgh; and was developed in collaboration with Child Care Aware of AmericaThe Heinz Endowments, and technology partners BowtieBrightHive, and BridgeCare.

To learn more and search for programs near you, visit the Allegheny Child Care website.

News

March 13, 2020

Helping Youth Deal with Grief and Trauma

Join the Highmark Caring Place on March 13 for their workshop exploring how to help children cope with grief and trauma.

About

This training provided by the Highmark Caring Place, A Center for Grieving Children, Adolescents and Their Families, will explore grief and loss for children with a focus on how traumatic events may impact a child’s ability to cope. Participants will begin to learn about activities that may support children in a variety of environments to help with healing. Following the presentation, participants are invited to take a brief tour of the Caring Place to learn more about the program.

Register

To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Parking is available free of cost in the Stanwix Riverfront Center Garage located at 625 Stanwix Street.

More Information

For more information, contact APOST at 412.456.6876.

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March 5, 2020

PENN SACCA Info and Networking Session

Join the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA) on March 5 for a morning of networking, an overview of PENN SACCA, and a brief session on quick tips for incorporating STEM activities into school-age programming. This will be a great opportunity to connect with your peers and share new ideas about the field. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

About PENN SACCA

Since 1993, PENN SACCA has been providing out-of-school-time professionals with information, training, and resources to assist in the delivery of quality programs for school-age children during out-of-school hours. They believe that Out-of-School-Time is an important pillar in youth development in Pennsylvania and that Pennsylvania School-Age Professionals should be recognized, valued, respected and appreciated.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Eventbrite page.