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February 4, 2021

Stay and Play!

Stay and Play!

Many providers face the challenge of juggling virtual learning for school-age children while keeping younger children engaged.

To help support this work, Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative reimagined the Come Play! experience. As part of the eight-week “Stay and Play!” series, we invite early learning programs to participate in a weekly virtual playdate. Join in music, movement, wellness, science, and creative expression activities that make play a joyful part of the day.

Registration preferred 24 hours in advance. Contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org to register at any time.

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January 28, 2021

Stay and Play!

Stay and Play!

Many providers face the challenge of juggling virtual learning for school-age children while keeping younger children engaged.

To help support this work, Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative reimagined the Come Play! experience. As part of the eight-week “Stay and Play!” series, we invite early learning programs to participate in a weekly virtual playdate. Join in music, movement, wellness, science, and creative expression activities that make play a joyful part of the day.

Registration preferred 24 hours in advance. Contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org to register at any time.

Sessions

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January 21, 2021

Stay and Play!

Stay and Play!

Many providers face the challenge of juggling virtual learning for school-age children while keeping younger children engaged.

To help support this work, Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative reimagined the Come Play! experience. As part of the eight-week “Stay and Play!” series, we invite early learning programs to participate in a weekly virtual playdate. Join in music, movement, wellness, science, and creative expression activities that make play a joyful part of the day.

Registration preferred 24 hours in advance. Contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org to register at any time.

Sessions

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January 14, 2021

Stay and Play!

Stay and Play!

Many providers face the challenge of juggling virtual learning for school-age children while keeping younger children engaged.

To help support this work, Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative reimagined the Come Play! experience. As part of the eight-week “Stay and Play!” series, we invite early learning programs to participate in a weekly virtual playdate. Join in music, movement, wellness, science, and creative expression activities that make play a joyful part of the day.

Registration preferred 24 hours in advance. Contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org to register at any time.

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January 7, 2021

Stay and Play!

Stay and Play!

Many providers face the challenge of juggling virtual learning for school-age children while keeping younger children engaged.

To help support this work, Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative reimagined the Come Play! experience. As part of the eight-week “Stay and Play!” series, we invite early learning programs to participate in a weekly virtual playdate. Join in music, movement, wellness, science, and creative expression activities that make play a joyful part of the day.

Registration preferred 24 hours in advance. Contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org to register at any time.

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December 17, 2020

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • November 4 – December 16: “Towers Falling” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • November 5: “Don’t Touch This Book” by Bill Cotter
    • November 12: “I Promise” by Lebron James
    • November 19: “I am Every Good Thing” by Derrick Barnes and “Jabari Tries” by Gaia Cornwall
    • December 3: “Vote for Our Future” by Margaret McNamara & Micah Player and “I Can Write the World”  by Joshunda Sanders
    • December 10: “Lost in the Library” by Josh Funk
    • December 17: Looking for a Moose” by Phyllis Root

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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Stay and Play!

Stay and Play!

Many providers face the challenge of juggling virtual learning for school-age children while keeping younger children engaged.

To help support this work, Trying Together and the Playful Pittsburgh Collaborative reimagined the Come Play! experience. As part of the eight-week “Stay and Play!” series, we invite early learning programs to participate in a weekly virtual playdate. Join in music, movement, wellness, science, and creative expression activities that make play a joyful part of the day.

Registration preferred 24 hours in advance. Contact Sarah Byrne-Houser at sarah@tryingtogether.org to register at any time.

Sessions

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December 16, 2020

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • November 4 – December 16: “Towers Falling” by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • November 5: “Don’t Touch This Book” by Bill Cotter
    • November 12: “I Promise” by Lebron James
    • November 19: “I am Every Good Thing” by Derrick Barnes and “Jabari Tries” by Gaia Cornwall
    • December 3: “Vote for Our Future” by Margaret McNamara & Micah Player and “I Can Write the World”  by Joshunda Sanders
    • December 10: “Lost in the Library” by Josh Funk
    • December 17: Looking for a Moose” by Phyllis Root

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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December 15, 2020

2020 SOC Symposium | Father Family Involvement

Are you interested in learning how Pennsylvania can build better futures for children through greater father family involvement? Join the National Association of Social Workers on December 1, 8, and 15 for the 2020 SOC Symposium. This event is virtual.

About

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Includes a brief presentation of Pennsylvania’s Journey to ensure child wellbeing, safety, and permanency for every child within the Commonwealth, as well as personal interviews with two Distinguished Pennsylvania System Change Leaders for Greater Father Family Involvement: “From Whence They Come.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Addresses the consequences of Father Absence and or Father Non-Involvement, and the need to move forward, a diverse group of expert panelists will help participants to unravel the question, “Are Fathers intentionally included, or not, in Pennsylvania’s child and family services and programming that are designed to enhance well-being outcomes for both?”

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

A Call to Action, as the Symposium comes to a close, with Media Q&A. Drs. Myers, Goode, Horn will emphasize why this mission is so crucial and will illuminate the strategy for moving Pennsylvania forward now!

Registration

To register for the Symposium, visit the event webpage. Online registration will be available until December 1, 2020. CEU credits available.

More Information

For registration questions, please contact Asagen.naswpa@socialworkers.org.

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December 11, 2020

Women’s Rap: Virtual Sessions

Are you a single mom or caregiver in need of self-care? Women’s Rap provides a safe place for communication, encouragement, and reflection. Join us for a virtual group discussion to build your confidence, gratitude, and supportive relationships with other women.

How to Virtually Attend

Women’s Rap sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

For more information, contact Toni Beasley at 412.540.5732 or toni@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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Photo Credit

Photography by Emily O’Donnell.