News

August 31, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 27, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 24, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 20, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 17, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 13, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 10, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 8, 2019

Applications Open | Building Capacity for Coaching Initiative

In collaboration with The Pennsylvania Key, the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) recently announced the “Building Capacity for Coaching Initiative” in support of developing internal coaches in STAR 3 and STAR 4 facilities.

About

The purpose of this initiative is to leverage coaching supports from Penn State Better Kid Care (BKC) and other professional growth activities to develop internal coaches in STAR 3 and STAR 4 facilities. Selected applicants will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of early childhood practices and must have the approval of their administrator or director as this will require a time commitment.

Family Child Care providers can apply if they are able to support other family child care providers in their coaching efforts and commit the time necessary to complete the program.

Benefits

Facilities
    • will develop the internal capacity to offer coaching to other staff to ensure continuous quality improvement;
    • receive exceptional professional development opportunities at no cost as well as access to the Learning Community;
    • and gain valuable insight as OCDEL works to learn about needed coaching supports for ECE providers.
Coaching & Staff
    • coaches receive a one-time stipend of $2,500
    • and teachers receive supports and coaching on areas of practice that can strengthen or improve child experiences in their classroom.

What Will Be Expected

Facilities participating in this program must meet the following expectations:

Facility
    • identify a coach (lead teacher, director, assistant director, or another instructional leader);
    • have two teachers, identified by the coach, complete four free modules;
    • have coach-staff teams select one coaching guide as a framework for coaching;
    • and complete additional recommended professional development supports as needed.
Coach
    • attend a one-day in-person coach training;
    • complete two free BKC online modules;
    • observe and then facilitate bi-weekly coaching sessions with selected teachers;
    • complete a coaching log;
    • participate in monthly learning community webinars;
    • and participate in two touchpoints per month.

Applications

To apply for this program, visit their online form.

All applications must be submitted by Friday, September 20, 2019.

Learn More

To learn more, visit the Pennsylvania Key website.

Questions

For more information or questions, contact Barbara Willier at barwil@pakeys.org.

News

August 6, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.

News

August 3, 2019

KidsPlay at Market Square

KidsPlay provides free interactive and educational programming for children in Market Square, with local partners including Science Tots, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, KidsBurgh, the Senator John Heinz History Center, and more.

Active Dates

  • Tuesdays, June 4 – August 27, 2019 | 10 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturdays, June 8 – August 31, 2019 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Learn More

To see a list of upcoming activities, visit the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership website.