News

February 23, 2022

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Providers

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the PA Key, is offering a new curriculum series, Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs.

Learn More

The training content and activities are designed to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations.

The series contains four modules:

  • Budgets, Projections, and Planning

  • Financial Reports and Internal Controls

  • Marketing for Child Care Programs

  • Staff Recruitment and Retention for Center-based Child Care Programs

There are two versions of this series: one for center-based providers and one for family child care (based) providers. Sessions will begin as early as November and as late at February. See this flyer for session dates and registration details.

Trainings are available at no-cost to participants. PQAS and ACT 48 available. Attendance of full series is required for credit.

Sessions

Attendance of full series is required for credit. Please select and attend the series that makes sense for your program type (center or family).

Center Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 11/10 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/17 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 2

  • Wednesday 11/03 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday 11/10 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday 11/16 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/24 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 3

  • Tuesday 11/30 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/09 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 12/15 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 4

  • Tuesday 1/04 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/18 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/25 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 5

  • Friday 1/07 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/14 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/21 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Friday 1/28 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 6

  • Wednesday 1/12 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/19 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/26 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/02 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 7

  • Friday 2/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/18 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/25 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday 3/04 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Series 8 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 1/20 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/03 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/10 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/17 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/24 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Family Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 12/08 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/22 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Series 2 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 2/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/02 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/09 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Series 3

  • Wednesday 2/02 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/09 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/16 | 6 – 9 p.m.

News

February 17, 2022

Teaching Children Through a Trauma Lens

Join Trying Together for the upcoming session, “Teaching Children Through a Trauma Lens”.

Research continues to show the detrimental effects that complex trauma has on the developing brain with our most vulnerable population. Over time, these young children are at risk for developmental delays, limited positive relationships, and a host of other difficulties. Our early education classrooms can create safe, responsive, and equitable environments to assist in reducing these harmful effects. This presentation will identify different types of trauma, how young children with trauma may present in the classroom, and supportive strategies teachers can implement to foster environments that encourage healing.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

News

February 15, 2022

Exploring Family Stressors and Creating Positive Relationships to Support Families

Join Trying Together for the upcoming session, “Talking to Listen: Exploring Family Stressors and Creating Positive Relationships to Support Families”.

Children react differently to stress and trauma, which can sometimes exhibit itself as challenging behaviors in the classroom. This workshop helps educators understand the impact that family stressors (such as a death, food insecurity, changes in placement, community violence, etc.) can have on both children and their caregivers. Participants will learn how to notice these family stressors; how to communicate with caregivers to build relationships that provide a supportive environment for young children; and self-regulation strategies to manage strong emotions when having difficult conversations with caregivers.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

News

February 14, 2022

Practical Tools for Early Childhood Educators to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burn-Out

Join Trying Together for the upcoming session: “Self-Care Isn’t Selfish, It’s Necessary: Practical Tools for Early Childhood Educators to Reduce Stress and Avoid Burn-Out”.

In this session, participants will learn why self-care is necessary, how to recognize when they need to be more intentional about self-care, and research informed strategies and activities to reduce stress and avoid burn-out. At the end of the session, participants will create a personalized self-care plan.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

News

February 11, 2022

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Providers

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the PA Key, is offering a new curriculum series, Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs.

Learn More

The training content and activities are designed to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations.

The series contains four modules:

  • Budgets, Projections, and Planning

  • Financial Reports and Internal Controls

  • Marketing for Child Care Programs

  • Staff Recruitment and Retention for Center-based Child Care Programs

There are two versions of this series: one for center-based providers and one for family child care (based) providers. Sessions will begin as early as November and as late at February. See this flyer for session dates and registration details.

Trainings are available at no-cost to participants. PQAS and ACT 48 available. Attendance of full series is required for credit.

Sessions

Attendance of full series is required for credit. Please select and attend the series that makes sense for your program type (center or family).

Center Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 11/10 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/17 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 2

  • Wednesday 11/03 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday 11/10 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday 11/16 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/24 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 3

  • Tuesday 11/30 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/09 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 12/15 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 4

  • Tuesday 1/04 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/18 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/25 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 5

  • Friday 1/07 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/14 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/21 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Friday 1/28 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 6

  • Wednesday 1/12 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/19 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/26 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/02 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 7

  • Friday 2/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/18 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/25 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday 3/04 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Series 8 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 1/20 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/03 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/10 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/17 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/24 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Family Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 12/08 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/22 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Series 2 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 2/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/02 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/09 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Series 3

  • Wednesday 2/02 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/09 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/16 | 6 – 9 p.m.

News

February 10, 2022

Rapid Response Team: Reducing Expulsions and Suspensions in Early Childhood Education

Join Trying Together for an upcoming professional development session, “Rapid Response Team: Reducing Expulsions and Suspensions in Early Childhood Education”.

This session will discuss the ongoing and growing issue surrounding expulsion and suspension in early childhood education that have been linked to staff implicit bias, challenging behaviors, and staffing issues. The presentation will guide parents, caregivers, directors and staff working with children ages 0-5 on how to prevent expulsion and suspension in early childhood education. The session will discuss ways to implement evidence-based strategies to promote positive behavior support, self-regulation, and positive mental health. We will share community resources and programs for children and families in Allegheny County.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

News

February 8, 2022

Co-Creating A Healing Community of Equity & Trust

Join Trying Together for an upcoming session, “Co-Creating a Healing Community of Equity & Trust”.

Communities, however defined, are made up of people who bring a range of experiences and histories. Remaining open, curious, and culturally humble is essential to understanding a community’s resilience, strength, and wisdom. Claudia Woody says, “Inclusion means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued there.” Participants will explore the 5 Blocks of Building Restorative Relationships that allow caregivers to create holistic and supportive spaces that are responsive to historical trauma and equity literacy which holds us accountable to doing the work of learning together, seeking understanding, and creating a safe, valued, and heard community.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

News

February 2, 2022

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Providers

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the PA Key, is offering a new curriculum series, Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs.

Learn More

The training content and activities are designed to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations.

The series contains four modules:

  • Budgets, Projections, and Planning

  • Financial Reports and Internal Controls

  • Marketing for Child Care Programs

  • Staff Recruitment and Retention for Center-based Child Care Programs

There are two versions of this series: one for center-based providers and one for family child care (based) providers. Sessions will begin as early as November and as late at February. See this flyer for session dates and registration details.

Trainings are available at no-cost to participants. PQAS and ACT 48 available. Attendance of full series is required for credit.

Sessions

Attendance of full series is required for credit. Please select and attend the series that makes sense for your program type (center or family).

Center Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 11/10 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/17 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 2

  • Wednesday 11/03 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday 11/10 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday 11/16 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/24 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 3

  • Tuesday 11/30 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/09 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 12/15 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 4

  • Tuesday 1/04 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/18 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/25 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 5

  • Friday 1/07 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/14 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/21 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Friday 1/28 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 6

  • Wednesday 1/12 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/19 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/26 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/02 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 7

  • Friday 2/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/18 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/25 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday 3/04 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Series 8 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 1/20 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/03 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/10 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/17 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/24 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Family Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 12/08 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/22 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Series 2 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 2/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/02 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/09 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Series 3

  • Wednesday 2/02 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/09 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/16 | 6 – 9 p.m.

News

January 20, 2022

Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Providers

The National Center on Early Childhood Quality Assurance, in partnership with the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and the PA Key, is offering a new curriculum series, Strengthening Business Practices for Child Care Programs.

Learn More

The training content and activities are designed to strengthen child care providers’ foundational knowledge of sound fiscal management and business operations.

The series contains four modules:

  • Budgets, Projections, and Planning

  • Financial Reports and Internal Controls

  • Marketing for Child Care Programs

  • Staff Recruitment and Retention for Center-based Child Care Programs

There are two versions of this series: one for center-based providers and one for family child care (based) providers. Sessions will begin as early as November and as late at February. See this flyer for session dates and registration details.

Trainings are available at no-cost to participants. PQAS and ACT 48 available. Attendance of full series is required for credit.

Sessions

Attendance of full series is required for credit. Please select and attend the series that makes sense for your program type (center or family).

Center Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 11/10 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/17 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 2

  • Wednesday 11/03 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday 11/10 | 9 – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday 11/16 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Wednesday 11/24 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Series 3

  • Tuesday 11/30 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/01 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/08 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/09 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Wednesday 12/15 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 4

  • Tuesday 1/04 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Tuesday 1/18 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/20 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday 1/25 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Series 5

  • Friday 1/07 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/14 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday 1/21 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Friday 1/28 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 6

  • Wednesday 1/12 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/19 | 12 – 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday 1/26 | 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/02 | 12 – 3 p.m.

Series 7

  • Friday 2/11 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/18 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday 2/25 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Friday 3/04 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Series 8 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 1/20 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 1/27 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/03 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/10 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/17 | 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Thursday 2/24 | 1 – 3 p.m.

Family Providers

Series 1

  • Wednesday 12/08 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 12/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12/22 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Series 2 – Spanish Sessions

  • Thursday 2/23 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/02 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/09 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday 3/16 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Series 3

  • Wednesday 2/02 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/09 | 6 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday 2/16 | 6 – 9 p.m.

News

January 19, 2022

ECE Professionalism: A Closer Look at Your Responsibilities

Join The Learning Lamp for an upcoming session, “ECE Professionalism: A Closer Look at Your Responsibilities.” This webinar will explore six professional responsibsilities, discuss ways to support professional growth and development, and explore the skills and mindset of the early childhood professional.

This session is open to PennAEYC or PennAEYC Shared Services members. Space is limited and registration is required.