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January 28, 2021

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, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

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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January 27, 2021

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, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

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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January 21, 2021

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, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

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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January 20, 2021

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, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

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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January 14, 2021

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, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

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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January 13, 2021

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, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

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 17, 2020

Virtual Community of Practice Meetings

Are you interested in discussing topics of interest and current trends with fellow professionals in the early childhood field? Join ELRC Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

Community of Practice sessions provide early learning professionals with opportunities to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the early childhood field, and offer insight and inspiration to their fellow professionals.

Each session in December will feature a Q&A with ELRC Region 5 Quality Coaches who will answer questions about the Keystone STARS Performance Standards. The Keystone STARS program is a responsive system to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. ELRC Region 5 Quality Coaches are also able to offer support to providers who participate in the Keystone STARS program.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, December 12: Keystone STARS Performance Standards Q & A
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meeting  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at  elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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Virtual Community of Practice Meetings

Are you interested in discussing topics of interest and current trends with fellow professionals in the early childhood field? Join ELRC Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

Community of Practice sessions provide early learning professionals with opportunities to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the early childhood field, and offer insight and inspiration to their fellow professionals.

Each session in December will feature a Q&A with ELRC Region 5 Quality Coaches who will answer questions about the Keystone STARS Performance Standards. The Keystone STARS program is a responsive system to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. ELRC Region 5 Quality Coaches are also able to offer support to providers who participate in the Keystone STARS program.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, December 12: Keystone STARS Performance Standards Q & A
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meeting  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at  elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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December 12, 2020

Virtual Community of Practice Meetings

Are you interested in discussing topics of interest and current trends with fellow professionals in the early childhood field? Join ELRC Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

Community of Practice sessions provide early learning professionals with opportunities to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the early childhood field, and offer insight and inspiration to their fellow professionals.

Each session in December will feature a Q&A with ELRC Region 5 Quality Coaches who will answer questions about the Keystone STARS Performance Standards. The Keystone STARS program is a responsive system to improve, support, and recognize the continuous quality improvement (CQI) efforts of early learning programs in Pennsylvania. ELRC Region 5 Quality Coaches are also able to offer support to providers who participate in the Keystone STARS program.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, December 12: Keystone STARS Performance Standards Q & A
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meeting  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact ELRC Region 5 at  elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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November 19, 2020

Supporting the Voices of Grieving Children

Join the Highmark Caring Place on November 19 for their webinar “Can You Hear Us Now? Supporting the Voices of Grieving Children” to learn about unique grief responses seen in children, ways to practice self-care, and opportunities to elevate the voices of grieving children.

About

Children’s Grief Awareness Day provides an opportunity for all to raise awareness of the painful impact that the death of a loved one has in the life of a child, and an opportunity to make sure that these children receive the support they need. It’s a day on which often-unnoticed kids can become heard for a change. A day when all of us can take the time to realize how much it can help grieving children for them to get support.

In this webinar, presenters will work to educate the community about children who are grieving, equip peers and adults to become companions for grieving children, and honor the children and their loved ones who have died.

Featured Topics

During the webinar, participants will:

    • learn about the background and vision of Children’s Grief Awareness Day;
    • gain knowledge of the unique grief responses seen in children;
    • understand the ways that encountering grief and offering support can be challenging, and explore ways of practicing self-care; and
    • identify one to two ways they can elevate the voices of grieving children by raising awareness in their own school, community, or place of work throughout the year.

Registration

To register for this event, visit the event webpage.

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