August 11, 2021

Early Learning Summit (HiMama)

Join HiMama for a free virtual Early Learning Summit. The event will be held virtually on Saturday, January 15, 2022 with a full day of educational sessions, including specific breakout sessions for educators, directors, and owners. A special kickoff event Friday, January 14 for networking opportunities, extended learning, and some special giveaways.

Conference Agenda

  • 11:00 – 11:45 | The Power of Reflection for Personal and Professional Development
  • 11:45 – 12:45 | Sneak Peek: Your Plan for Professional Growth This Year
  • 1:00 – 1:45 | Power of Play: How to Assess and Document Social-Emotional Development
  • 1:45 – 2:15 | Booth Exploration & HiMama Tours
  • 12:15 – 3:00 p.m. | Session A: Roundtable – Activity and Lesson Planning for Your Classroom
  • 12:15 – 3:00 p.m. | Session B: Roundtable – Staff Motivation and Retention at Your Center
  • 3:00 – 3:45 | All about Parent Engagement
  • 4:00 – 4:45 | Strategies to Manage Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom
  • 4:45 – 5:00 | Wrap-up
  • 5:00 – 6:00 | Power Hour! Booth Exploration & HiMama Tours

Featured Speakers

  • Constant Hine | Specialized Coach in transformational learning, and Founder of Horizons In Learning.
  • Beth Cannon | International Speaker and Author on Early Childhood Education.
  • Ron Grady | Early Childhood Educator and founder of online curriculum resource, Childology.
  • Prerna Richards | Founder of Together We Grow, providing professional development, coaching, and consulting for educators.


To claim your free ticket, complete the online registration form.


October 27, 2020

Remote Learning Resources Available

With recent changes to schooling due to COVID-19, Trying Together has compiled a list of remote learning resources to support teachers, parents, and students as they transition to and navigate remote learning. The Remote Learning Resources list is available on the Trying Together website.


Additional COVID-19 Resources


To best support community members and the young children in their lives, Trying Together has created two resource lists, featuring helpful resources that families and educators can use to maneuver this difficult time.

About Trying Together


Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences. Learn more on the Trying Together website.