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April 7, 2021

Parenting Together Pathway Provides Information for Parents

In April 2021, as part of Month of the Young Child, Trying Together launched the Parenting Together Pathway to provide high-quality information on early childhood topics for caregivers. The Parenting Together Pathway provides families the opportunity to learn more about: brain development; play; interactions and relationships; technology; child care; and advocacy to better support their children’s healthy growth. Additional videos will be released through 2021.

Course Content

The Parenting Together Pathway currently includes six topics related to early childhood.

The Beautiful Brain

  • This presentation provides an overview of how the brain develops during early childhood. Caregivers will learn about the impact of interactions, environments, and trauma on a child’s brain, and develop an understanding of how strong brain development can be effectively supported through fun and engaging activities.

It’s More Than Just Play: The Role of Play in a Child’s Life

  • This presentation provides an overview of the types of play and how play benefits young children. Caregivers will learn about how they can support playful learning.

Everyday Interactions Matter: Noticing the Simple and Ordinary

  • This presentation provides an overview of positive interactions between children and their caregivers. Caregivers will learn to recognize moments of connecting, sharing, growing, and belonging in everyday moments.

The Role of Technology in Caregiving and Caregiving Experiences

  • This presentation provides an overview of how technology can be resourceful in caregiving experiences. Caregivers will learn how integrating technology into children’s daily routines, including play, can be fun and supportive towards their development.

How to Choose High-Quality Child Care

  • This presentation provides an overview of important characteristics to look for when searching for child care. Caregivers will learn about the various aspects of child care that attribute to high quality interactions and experiences.

Becoming A Child’s First Advocate

  • This presentation provides an overview of advocacy, its definition, and the role it plays for young children and their families. Caregivers will learn about various campaigns related to early childhood and how they can become and advocate for all children.

Additional Information

Please visit the Trying Together website to view video content for the Parenting Together Pathway.

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February 25, 2021

Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries, and You

Are you interested in learning how to raise lifelong readers? Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh from February 15 – 25, 2021 for their virtual conference, “Early Literacy, Libraries, and You.”

About

Educators and caregivers play a critical role in developing children’s reading readiness. In order to be ready to read when they enter school, young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions. Through this virtual conference, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will discuss activities, resources, and research that will enable participants to raise lifelong readers through expanded early literacy practices.

Formal and informal educators and caregivers are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to register for one or more sessions. For individuals seeking continuing education hours, the number of hours received will correspond with the number of sessions attended. All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Event links being sent out via email.

Featured Sessions

More Information

This Virtual Conference is presented in partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Trying Together as part of the Pittsburgh Ready project, with support from PNC Grow Up Great. To learn more, visit the Carnegie Libary of Pittsburgh website.

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February 24, 2021

Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries, and You

Are you interested in learning how to raise lifelong readers? Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh from February 15 – 25, 2021 for their virtual conference, “Early Literacy, Libraries, and You.”

About

Educators and caregivers play a critical role in developing children’s reading readiness. In order to be ready to read when they enter school, young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions. Through this virtual conference, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will discuss activities, resources, and research that will enable participants to raise lifelong readers through expanded early literacy practices.

Formal and informal educators and caregivers are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to register for one or more sessions. For individuals seeking continuing education hours, the number of hours received will correspond with the number of sessions attended. All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Event links being sent out via email.

Featured Sessions

More Information

This Virtual Conference is presented in partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Trying Together as part of the Pittsburgh Ready project, with support from PNC Grow Up Great. To learn more, visit the Carnegie Libary of Pittsburgh website.

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February 17, 2021

Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries, and You

Are you interested in learning how to raise lifelong readers? Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh from February 15 – 25, 2021 for their virtual conference, “Early Literacy, Libraries, and You.”

About

Educators and caregivers play a critical role in developing children’s reading readiness. In order to be ready to read when they enter school, young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions. Through this virtual conference, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will discuss activities, resources, and research that will enable participants to raise lifelong readers through expanded early literacy practices.

Formal and informal educators and caregivers are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to register for one or more sessions. For individuals seeking continuing education hours, the number of hours received will correspond with the number of sessions attended. All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Event links being sent out via email.

Featured Sessions

More Information

This Virtual Conference is presented in partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Trying Together as part of the Pittsburgh Ready project, with support from PNC Grow Up Great. To learn more, visit the Carnegie Libary of Pittsburgh website.

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February 15, 2021

Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries, and You

Are you interested in learning how to raise lifelong readers? Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh from February 15 – 25, 2021 for their virtual conference, “Early Literacy, Libraries, and You.”

About

Educators and caregivers play a critical role in developing children’s reading readiness. In order to be ready to read when they enter school, young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions. Through this virtual conference, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will discuss activities, resources, and research that will enable participants to raise lifelong readers through expanded early literacy practices.

Formal and informal educators and caregivers are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to register for one or more sessions. For individuals seeking continuing education hours, the number of hours received will correspond with the number of sessions attended. All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Event links being sent out via email.

Featured Sessions

More Information

This Virtual Conference is presented in partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Trying Together as part of the Pittsburgh Ready project, with support from PNC Grow Up Great. To learn more, visit the Carnegie Libary of Pittsburgh website.

News

Virtual Conference: Early Literacy, Libraries, and You

Are you interested in learning how to raise lifelong readers? Join the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh from February 15 – 25, 2021 for their virtual conference, “Early Literacy, Libraries, and You.”

About

Educators and caregivers play a critical role in developing children’s reading readiness. In order to be ready to read when they enter school, young children need rich early literacy activities and interactions. Through this virtual conference, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will discuss activities, resources, and research that will enable participants to raise lifelong readers through expanded early literacy practices.

Formal and informal educators and caregivers are invited to attend. Attendees are welcome to register for one or more sessions. For individuals seeking continuing education hours, the number of hours received will correspond with the number of sessions attended. All sessions will be hosted on Zoom. Event links being sent out via email.

Featured Sessions

More Information

This Virtual Conference is presented in partnership between Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Trying Together as part of the Pittsburgh Ready project, with support from PNC Grow Up Great. To learn more, visit the Carnegie Libary of Pittsburgh website.

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January 21, 2021

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 Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

ELRC Region 5 offers Communities of Practice (COP) for early learning professionals to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the field, and offer insight and inspiration to one another. In January, the COP virtual sessions will give providers the opportunity to discuss their school-age care program successes, needs, and questions. Participants will be given the most current school-age care updates, information, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, January 9, 2021: School Age Child Care Check-In
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meetings  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact 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 Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 for their virtual Community of Practice sessions!

About

ELRC Region 5 offers Communities of Practice (COP) for early learning professionals to discuss topics of interest, current trends in the field, and offer insight and inspiration to one another. In January, the COP virtual sessions will give providers the opportunity to discuss their school-age care program successes, needs, and questions. Participants will be given the most current school-age care updates, information, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Available Sessions

    • Saturday, January 9, 2021: School Age Child Care Check-In
      10 a.m.  |  Zoom Meetings  |  Attend the Session

More Information

For questions, contact elrc5@alleghenycounty.us or 412.350.3577.

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January 14, 2021

Simple Interactions and Stories (Panel Discussion)

Are you interested in learning how to encourage, enrich, and empower human relationships in your work with young children? Join Simple Interactions on January 14 for “Simple Interactions + Stories.”

About

Throughout the pandemic, Simple Interactions has been inspired to hear stories from individuals across child-serving contexts about how COVID-19 has impacted their work and interactions with families, youth, and children. This event will feature a facilitated panel with four practitioners and professionals. Each panelist will share their stories of finding opportunities, overcoming challenges, and using relational thinking to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists will include Lisa Kuh, Director of Early Education, Somerville Public Schools; Monica Allison, Site Coordinator, ParentChild+ Staff; and Amie White, Director of Family and Youth Engagement, A+ Schools.

Available Times

This session is available at the following times:

    • Thursday, January 14  |  12 – 1: 15 p.m.  | Register
    • Thursday, January 14  |  7:30 – 8:45 p.m.  |  Register

More Information

To learn more, visit the Simple Interactions website.

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Simple Interactions and Stories (Panel Discussion)

Are you interested in learning how to encourage, enrich, and empower human relationships in your work with young children? Join Simple Interactions on January 14 for “Simple Interactions + Stories.”

About

Throughout the pandemic, Simple Interactions has been inspired to hear stories from individuals across child-serving contexts about how COVID-19 has impacted their work and interactions with families, youth, and children. This event will feature a facilitated panel with four practitioners and professionals. Each panelist will share their stories of finding opportunities, overcoming challenges, and using relational thinking to support children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Panelists will include Lisa Kuh, Director of Early Education, Somerville Public Schools; Monica Allison, Site Coordinator, ParentChild+ Staff; and Amie White, Director of Family and Youth Engagement, A+ Schools.

Available Times

This session is available at the following times:

    • Thursday, January 14  |  12 – 1: 15 p.m.  | Register
    • Thursday, January 14  |  7:30 – 8:45 p.m.  |  Register

More Information

To learn more, visit the Simple Interactions website.