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December 25, 2020

Rise Together: Virtual Sessions

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

How to Virtually Attend

Rise Together sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

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

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November 27, 2020

Rise Together: Virtual Sessions

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

How to Virtually Attend

Rise Together sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

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

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October 23, 2020

Rise Together: Virtual Sessions

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

How to Virtually Attend

Rise Together sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

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

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September 25, 2020

Rise Together: Virtual Sessions

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

How to Virtually Attend

Rise Together sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

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

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August 28, 2020

Rise Together: Virtual Sessions

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

How to Virtually Attend

Rise Together sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

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

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July 24, 2020

Rise Together: Virtual Sessions

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

How to Virtually Attend

Rise Together sessions will be hosted using the web-based video conferencing platform Zoom. Please download Zoom prior to the event to your device of choice. Registration is not required.

Learn More

For more information, contact Nicole Banner at 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

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

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

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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June 25, 2020

Drive-Up Diaper Distribution

Join Global Links and the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPDB) on June 25 for their public drive-up diaper distribution event outside of PPG Paints Arena (rain or shine). To ensure participant safety, this event cannot accommodate walk-up participants.

About

Global Links and the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank (WPDB) have partnered to host a public drive-up diaper distribution event outside PPG Paints Arena (rain or shine), thanks to support from the Pittsburgh Penguins and Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation. The distribution will be equipped to serve up to 1,000 cars.

What’s Included?

Families and caregivers of young children who are experiencing financial hardship are invited to line up by car outside PPG Paints Arena to receive the following items (at no cost to families):

    • One case (four packages) of diapers per car.
    • One package of wipes per car.
    • An informational sheet listing neighborhood resource centers that can provide further diaper assistance.

Please note that two families CANNOT be represented in one car. Parents and caregivers will have the option of choosing one or two different sizes of diapers.

Traffic Details

    • All vehicles attending the diaper distribution will enter the distribution area by turning onto Logan Street from Centre Avenue. Once on Logan Street, personnel on-site will direct vehicles from the lots to the location at which the diapers will be distributed. To exit, all traffic will be routed to Fullerton Street and will exit via Centre Avenue.
    • Bedford Avenue between Washington Place and Crawford Street will be closed to traffic from downtown going uphill. Traffic from downtown can turn right onto Washington Place to access Centre Avenue or stay left on Bigelow Boulevard.
    • Wylie Avenue will be closed between Crawford Street and Logan Street.

More Information

To learn more, visit the Drive-Up Diaper Distribution event page or the Global Links website.

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June 3, 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

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

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

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key

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May 30, 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

To access this course, use the links below or enter the event ID on the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

More Information

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

*Information provided by the Pennsylvania Key