June 21, 2023

Application Period for Early Intervention Leadership Development Program Now Open

Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for their 2023-2024 Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking Early Intervention (C2P2 EI) Cohort.

All applicants must submit their applications by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11, though the program will begin at the end of September 2023 and run through May 2024.

About C2Pc EI

C2P2 EI is a free leadership development opportunity for families of children who are currently receiving early intervention infant, toddler, or preschool services. It supports successful applicants in attending four, two-day, in-person sessions, and four virtual sessions (eight sessions total) which give them knowledge and skills to advocate for EI.

Throughout the sessions, participants will:

  • learn about the infant/toddler and preschool early intervention system.
  • connect with other families.
  • build skills to advocate for their family and others.

Consequently, applicants must commit to participating in all eight sessions.

The in-person sessions will be held at the DoubleTree Conference Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. However, expenses, including lodging costs, mileage, and childcare reimbursement, will be provided to participants.


Eligible applicants must:

  • have a child between birth to age five who is currently receiving Pennsylvania infant/toddler or preschool EI services.
  • have a desire to explicitly advocate for themselves and others.
  • commit to participation in all eight sessions.


Interested individuals should apply using the online C2P2 EI 2023-2024 Application Form.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 11. Accordingly, Parent to Parent of Pennsylvania will notify applicants of their acceptance by September 1.

Learn More

This program is funded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and Bureau of Early Intervention and Family Supports, with support from Temple Institute on Disabilities.

To learn more, view the flyer or visit the Pennsylvania’s Promise for Children website.

Please direct any questions to Sarah Holland at


August 8, 2019

PQAS Instructors Invited to Apply for New Cohort

To help professionals build knowledge, skills, and confidence in facilitating professional learning, WIDA recently established their Early Years Professional Learning Cohort.


The Early Years Professional Learning Cohort is a long-term professional learning program that helps participants build the knowledge and skills required to facilitate local professional learning.

This program is intended for professionals who:

    • are PQAS-certified;
    • currently work in the early care and education field;
    • can design, develop, and facilitate professional learning;
    • have the ability to offer professional development through the PA PD Registry; and
    • have access to early learning programs where they can facilitate professional learning for ECE educators.

Selected participants will be asked to sign an acknowledgment and agreement document.

Face-to-Face Sessions

Selected participants will be required to attend four face-to-face sessions in State College, Pennsylvania on the following dates:

    • September 10–12, 2019
    • October 8–9, 2019
    • November 13–14, 2019
    • March 11, 2020


With 20 available spaces, applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Application quality and geographic location will be considered. Applications must be submitted by August 16, 2019. To apply, visit the online application form.

More Information

To learn more about the cohort, read the program overview document. For more detailed information, read the program participant guide.

For questions, contact Barry Wiestling at

PQAS Certification Workgroup

This fall, Trying Together will launch a workgroup to help early care and education, and other interested professionals achieve their PQAS Instructor Certification. Once certified, these individuals will be able to deliver professional development training through the PA PD Registry. To receive more information about the Workgroup, complete the form below.

For questions, contact Jasmine Davis at or 412.567.3933.


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