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January 23, 2021

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

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January 20, 2021

Preparing for ECE Advocacy in 2021

Are you interested in learning about newly elected state legislators, the budget process, and forthcoming policy agenda priorities? Join Trying Together on January 20 for our free virtual workshop, “Connections and Conversations: Preparing for ECE Advocacy in 2021.”

About

Connections and Conversations Virtual Check-Ins are interactive sessions that highlight topics of interest to the field of early childhood education. This conversation will focus on preparing professionals to advocate for early childhood education (ECE) investments and policy priorities in the new year.

Instructors will discuss newly elected state legislators in our region and how to best inform them about the needs of the early learning field. The instructor will also provide foundational knowledge on the beginning stages of the budget process – the Governor’s budget address. Finally, the instructor will discuss forthcoming policy agenda priorities and how participants can be more involved as advocates for their profession.

Session Details

    • Session Date: Wednesday, January 20  |  6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
    • Instructors: Emily Neff
    • Core Knowledge Area: Professional and Leadership
    • CDA Content Area: Maintaining Professionalism
    • Registration Deadline: Monday, January 18, 2021

Registration

To register, visit the course PD Registry page. Space is limited. Participants will receive the course Zoom link via email within 24 hours before the start date for the course. PQAS credit will be available.

If you do not have a PD Registry account, please complete this online form to create one. If you are unable to create an account, please contact pdregistry@pakeys.org for more information.

Session Rules and Guidelines

These virtual discussions are designed to provide educators the opportunity to grow professionally and share knowledge on early childhood topics. During the meeting, participants should follow the guidelines below to ensure a successful virtual meeting for all participants.

    • Please allow all participants a chance to speak. Listen respectfully and actively.
    • Commit to learning about each other, not to debating the topic.
    • Embrace differences of opinion as healthy and support each person’s authentic self-expression.
    • Participants will be muted for the beginning portion of the session.
    • Participants may use the “Raise Hand” feature in Zoom to request an opportunity to comment or ask a question. Individuals will be temporarily unmuted by the moderator.
    • Participants may type a comment or question in the Chat or may send comments or questions directly to the moderator for them to share.
    • To receive PQAS credit, you must complete an evaluation at the end of the session and include your PD Registry number.
    • Have fun, make connections, and engage in the conversations!

More Information

For questions or more information, contact Jasmine Davis at jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

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January 18, 2021

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

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January 14, 2021

ECE Job Openings: January 14 – 20, 2021

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 

Featured Jobs

 

Providence Connections, Inc.

Assistant Group Supervisor

Providence Connections, Inc. is seeking an Assistant Group Supervisor for their northside Family Support Center. The Assistant Group Supervisor will assist in the implementation of the daily program for children and coordinate daily activities and supervise the classroom in conjunction with and in the absence of the Group Supervisor. The Assistant Group Supervisor becomes a part of a working team to produce the best possible outcomes for the children and the program. Hours may vary to support the needs of the program.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to lwhite@providenceconnections.org.

Carriage House Children’s Center

Infant/Toddler Room Assistant Teachers

Carriage House Children’s Center is seeking Infant/Toddler Room Assistant Teachers. Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting with the children’s daily activities under the guidance of a teacher. Candidates should have a minimum of a high school diploma and at least two years’ documented experience working with children. Candidates with credits from an accredited college or university in early childhood education, child development, elementary education, or the human services field are preferred. Pay Range: $10 – $14

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Lead Young Toddler Room Teacher

Carriage House Children’s Center is seeking a Lead Young Toddler Room Teacher. The ideal candidate values the importance of building strong relationships with children, understands how young children learn and develop, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing learning environment for every child. Candidates with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or related degrees are preferred. Candidates without designated degrees should have a CDA credential or equivalent (12 credits in Early Childhood Education or a related field) and demonstrate experience and knowledge of the field of early childhood education.
Pay Range: $15 – $21

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Part-Time School Age Teacher for Community Learning Hub

Accredited Early Child Care Center in Squirrel Hill is seeking a part-time assistant teacher to help coordinate enrichment activities for a small classroom of school-age children who are participating in distance learning. This is an on-site, in-person classroom. Hours would be mid-day, 10 a.m. – 1 or 2 p.m. Candidates should have a minimum of a high school diploma and at least two years’ documented experience working with children. Pay Range: $10 – $12

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Preschool Teachers

Carriage House Children’s Center is seeking Preschool Teachers. The ideal candidate for these positions values the importance of building strong relationships with children, understands how young children learn and develop, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing learning environment for every child. Candidates with Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development, or related degrees are preferred. Pay Range: $12 – $16

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to chcc@carriagehouse.org.

Kids Kademy II L.L.C.

Director

Kids Kademy II L.L.C. is seeking a mature, reliable, and nurturing Director for their small child care center. Applicants must have knowledge of Pennsylvania state licensing requirements and Keystone Star Requirements. This person will be responsible for the overall functioning of the center. Teaching is also required initially.

To apply, please submit applications to kidskademy724@gmail.com.

Heritage Community Initiatives

Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives, located in Braddock, is seeking experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative, and reliable Teachers for the Heritage Out of School Time (HOST) program. HOST provides before and after school support to children in grades K-8. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a regular, full-time teaching opportunity with a robust benefits package. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Assistant Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative, and reliable Assistant Teachers for the Heritage Out of School Time (HOST) program. HOST provides before and after school support to children in grades K-8. This unique full-time position, with a robust benefits package, will largely focus on serving as support for all classrooms that are housed at HOST. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Behavioral Support Specialist

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking an experienced, compassionate, flexible, creative, and reliable Behavioral Support Specialist for the Heritage 4 Kids Early Learning Center and HOST (Heritage Out of School Time) programs. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This unique full-time position, with a robust benefits package, will largely focus on serving as support for all classrooms that are housed at HOST. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher. The Pre-K Count Lead Teacher’s key focus is to provide high-quality programming within their assigned classroom of three- to five-year-olds, and must be committed to best practices according to regulations and guidelines from Heritage Community Initiatives, DHS, Keystone STARS, NAEYC, and Pre-K Counts. The Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher must be able to develop and facilitate developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practices and intentional teaching. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Pre-K Count Assistant Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a Pre-K Counts Assistant Teacher. The Pre-K Count Assistant Teacher’s primary focus is to provide high-quality programming within their assigned classroom of three – to five-year-old’s, and must be committed to best practices according to Pre-K Counts regulations and guidelines. This professional must be able to develop and facilitate developmentally, individually, and culturally appropriate practices and intentional teaching. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Older Toddler Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking an Older Toddler Teacher. 4 Kids serves children six weeks through preschool. This professional must follow all DHS, STARS, and NAEYC regulations, guidelines, and procedures. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a regular, full-time teaching opportunity with a robust benefits package. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Older Toddler Assistant Teacher

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking an Older Toddler Assistant Teacher. 4 Kids serves children six weeks through preschool. This professional must follow all DHS, STARS, and NAEYC regulations, guidelines, and procedures. HOST program hours are Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. This is a regular, full-time teaching opportunity with a robust benefits package. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Business Manager for Education Services

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a Business Manager for Education Services. The Business Manager for Education Services is responsible for the business functions of both education programs. The manager ensures parent billings, account receivables, and collections are completed weekly, accurately, and on time. The manager also maintains and updates the database for reconciling, analyzing, and tracking parent tuition accounts, childcare subsidies, and nutrition. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Maintenance Coordinator (Permanent, Part-Time)

Heritage Community Initiatives is seeking a part-time Maintenance Coordinator. The Maintenance Coordinator is responsible for carrying out a wide variety of repairs, maintenance, and improvement services while possessing a broad range of craftsmanship and practical skills in order to accomplish assignments. Assignments can include but are not limited to painting, gardening, building repairs, processing maintenance requests, etc. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

Director of Transportation

Heritage Community Initiatives is looking for an exceptional project manager with proven marketing capabilities to direct and manage all aspects of the Heritage Community Transportation (HCT) program as well as any of the organization’s forthcoming transportation initiatives. Responsibilities include the development and execution of all strategies as well as management of transportation marketing to increase ridership, awareness of new initiatives, revenue generation, community participation, and brand awareness. View the full job description.

Applicants should email a cover letter and a copy of their resume to humanresources@heritageserves.org.

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, January 19.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after January 19 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.

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January 12, 2021

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

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January 6, 2021

ECE Job Openings: January 6 – 13, 2021

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 

Featured Jobs

 

Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher

Brightside Academy is looking to hire a Pre-K Counts Lead Teacher. Interested professionals must have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (or a related field) and a Pennsylvania Prek-4 or N-3 certification. To apply, email your resume to cjuth@brightsideacademy.com. In your email, please reference “Trying Together.”

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, January 12.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after January 12 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.

News

January 5, 2021

Trauma Foundations Series: New Eyes Training

Are you interested in learning about Trauma-Informed Care and how to create self-care plans? Join First Up in January 2021 for their New Eyes training and forum.

About

The New Eyes training is the first offering in First Up’s trauma series, led in partnership with Lakeside Global Institute (LGI), and is geared for individuals with little or no exposure to Trauma-Informed Care. At the end of each training, First Up will lead forums in which attendees will further discuss and learn to apply the specifics of the training to the field of Early Childhood Education. Attendees will understand the different types of stress and how to develop self-care plans for themselves and more.

Session Dates

Training Dates

    • Tuesday, January 5, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Tuesday, January 12, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 23, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

Forum Dates

    • Thursday, January 7, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021  |  1 – 2 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 18, 2021  |  11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  |  Register
    • Monday, January 25, 2021  |  7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register
    • Saturday, January 30, 2021  |  9 – 10 a.m.  |  Register

More Information

For more information, visit the event registration page.

This information was provided by First Up.

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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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ECE Job Openings: 12/17 – 12/23

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

 

Featured Jobs

Overnight Therapeutic Child Care Staff

Jeremiah’s Place is looking to hire Overnight Therapeutic Child Care Staff. These professionals would be responsible for providing a safe and developmentally appropriate therapeutic environment to minimize the adverse effects of a stressful situation or traumatic experience of children in crisis. Professionals would be responsible for managing the child care of children visiting Jeremiah’s Place’s short-term emergency child care center during its overnight hours.

To apply, email your resume to Jordan Shoenberger at jshoenberger@jeremiahsplace.org.

 Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Hillel Academy is STAR 4, NAEYC accredited early childhood program looking for energetic and nurturing educators to work with infants and toddlers. The Assistant Teacher will work closely with the Lead Educator to implement lesson plans and care for the children.

If you are a hard worker, enjoy helping young children, and are interested in learning more about the position, please contact Ruth Pohuly at rpohuly@hillelpgh.org or call at 412.521.8131. To apply, email your resume to rpohuly@hillelpgh.org.

 


 

Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, December 22.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after December 22 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that news post publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.