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November 27, 2020

Rise Together

Want to strengthen emotional bonds with your child? Join other families to participate in adult group discussion and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Together, you and your family will grow, learn, and play with each other and your neighbors.

Dinner is served between 5:00–5:45 p.m. and group starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parent-child interactions are from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

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For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 412.727.6649 or nicole@tryingtogether.org.

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October 23, 2020

Rise Together

Want to strengthen emotional bonds with your child? Join other families to participate in adult group discussion and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Together, you and your family will grow, learn, and play with each other and your neighbors.

Dinner is served between 5:00–5:45 p.m. and group starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parent-child interactions are from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

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For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 412.727.6649 or nicole@tryingtogether.org.

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September 25, 2020

Rise Together

Want to strengthen emotional bonds with your child? Join other families to participate in adult group discussion and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Together, you and your family will grow, learn, and play with each other and your neighbors.

Dinner is served between 5:00–5:45 p.m. and group starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parent-child interactions are from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Learn More

For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 412.727.6649 or nicole@tryingtogether.org.

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August 28, 2020

Rise Together

Want to strengthen emotional bonds with your child? Join other families to participate in adult group discussion and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Together, you and your family will grow, learn, and play with each other and your neighbors.

Dinner is served between 5:00–5:45 p.m. and group starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parent-child interactions are from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

Learn More

For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 412.727.6649 or nicole@tryingtogether.org.

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July 24, 2020

Rise Together

Want to strengthen emotional bonds with your child? Join other families to participate in adult group discussion and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Together, you and your family will grow, learn, and play with each other and your neighbors.

Dinner is served between 5:00–5:45 p.m. and group starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parent-child interactions are from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

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For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 412.727.6649 or nicole@tryingtogether.org.

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June 29, 2020

STARS 101 & 102

STARS 101 & 102 is a web-based course that meets the requirement for STAR 2 SQ.2.1 Part 1 and Part 2. It is an introduction to the idea of Continuous Quality Improvement which is the basic premise for the Keystone STARS Quality Rating System. In addition to the philosophy of CQI, the process of change and how to begin your journey through the Keystone STARS system will be discussed.

About

The following elements of assessing and building quality will be covered: Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies and Big Ideas Framework, Continuous Quality Improvement, PA Early Learning Standards, and Caring for Our Children Basics (CFOCB) as a resource and supporting interactions with children and families.

This is a live, interactive webinar. PQAS hours offered. Participants are expected to fully participate; this is not a log-in and leave event. Arriving 15 minutes late may result in no credit for the session. Please note, no refunds will be provided for cancellation or no show.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • identify the benefits of continuous quality improvement through Keystone STARS, for children families and programs;
    • identify what determines STAR Designation;
    • describe Program Observation Instruments (POI) used for STARS designation;
    • identify and implement the Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies/Big Ideas Framework;
    • identify and implement PA Early Learning Standards;
    • identify and implement Caring for our Children Basics practices;
    • identify and implement assessment tools that support program quality; and
    • identify and implement interactions with children and families.

Available Dates

    • December 16, 2019 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 306488
    • January 20, 2020 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308100
    • February 3, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308101
    • March 16, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308102
    • April 30, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308103
    • May 27, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308106
    • June 29, 2020 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Event ID: 308107

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Karen Rucker at 717.314.8368 or krucker@respectingchildren.com.

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June 26, 2020

Rise Together

Want to strengthen emotional bonds with your child? Join other families to participate in adult group discussion and developmentally appropriate activities for young children. Together, you and your family will grow, learn, and play with each other and your neighbors.

Dinner is served between 5:00–5:45 p.m. and group starts promptly at 6:00 p.m. Parent-child interactions are from 7:00–8:00 p.m.

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For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 412.727.6649 or nicole@tryingtogether.org.

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June 24, 2020

Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2

By attending “An Introduction to the ASQ3 and the ASQ:SE 2,” participants will learn how to use the ASQ3 and ASQ:SE 2 as screening tools for children ages 3 months to 5 years. This session will provide information on how to administer and score the screener and share results of the screener with families. Resources for making referrals to additional services will be included if needed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • define and discuss the benefits of developmental screening;
    • describe features of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • score ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2;
    • understand the importance of sensitive communication of screening results; and
    • discuss the process for referring children to appropriate agencies.

Available Dates

    • January 20, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308094
    • February 17, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Event ID: 308095
    • March 5, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308096
    • April 2, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308097
    • May 13, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308098
    • June 24, 2020 | 6:30  – 9:30 p.m. | Event ID: 308099

To register and learn more, visit the PD Registry website.

More Information

For questions, please contact Annie Skamangas-Scaros at 412.608.2594 or ecetacademy@gmail.com.

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June 18, 2020

Project WET: Getting Little Feet WET

This Project WET workshop will provide early childhood educators with developmentally appropriate water-based curriculum and activities for their early childhood classrooms. PQAS hours offered.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

    • properly utilize the Project WET: Getting Little Feet WET educator guide as a curriculum reference;
    • participate in four Project WET activities that can be utilized in an early childhood classroom; and
    • walk away with at least 10 new ways to incorporate water into the early childhood classroom.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

PD Registry Event ID: 306839

More Information

Please visit the Allegheny Land Trust website to schedule this workshop for your center or location and for pricing. Email Julie Travaglini at 412.741.2750 or jtravaglini@alleghenylandtrust.org for more information.

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June 3, 2020

Learning to Listen: Conversations for Change

Join Brazelton Touchpoints Center for the Learning to Listen webinar series as they celebrate Dr. Brazelton’s enduring legacy by learning from other masterful communicators about what children and parents have taught them through the power of listening.

Available Times & Topics

The series includes three webinars:

  • Learning with Parents: Children on the Autism Spectrum and the Arts | April 15, 2020 at 3 p.m.
  • Marriage Equality and Same-Sex Parenting from the Frontlines | June 3, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Visit the event page to register and learn more.

About T. Berry Brazelton, MD

T. Berry Brazelton, MD (1918 – 2018) foresaw the many new challenges facing families today, including the interference of social media and digital technology with family relationships and child development, and their polarizing effects on public debate. Brazelton was a master of the kind of observation and listening so desperately needed today, and helped generations of parents and professionals around the world to learn to listen to babies, children, and to each other.