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December 28, 2019

Sensory Friendly Saturday: Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Autism Awareness month by hosting four Sensory Friendly Saturdays throughout the year.

About the Event

During Sensory Friendly Saturdays, the museum will open 90 minutes before it opens to the public to allow families with members of the autism spectrum or those who experience sensory overload to visit the museum in a more controlled environment. Museum experts will give tours of the exhibitions and be on hand to answer questions throughout the morning. Designated quiet zones will allow visitors to decompress and experience the museum at their own pace.

Sensory Friendly Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Available Dates

  • April 27, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • December 28, 2019

Registration

Advance registration is required for each person attending.

Register online to save your spot!

Ticket Costs

Sensory Friendly Saturday includes specialized pricing:

  • Children Under 2: Free
  • Children 3 – 18: $5.95 per ticket
  • Adults: $9.95 per ticket
  • Adults 65+: $7.50 per ticket
Discounted Pricing
  • Access Card Holder – Adult: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder’s Child: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder – Senior: $1.00

To learn more about the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visit their website.

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October 5, 2019

Sensory Friendly Saturday: Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Autism Awareness month by hosting four Sensory Friendly Saturdays throughout the year.

About the Event

During Sensory Friendly Saturdays, the museum will open 90 minutes before it opens to the public to allow families with members of the autism spectrum or those who experience sensory overload to visit the museum in a more controlled environment. Museum experts will give tours of the exhibitions and be on hand to answer questions throughout the morning. Designated quiet zones will allow visitors to decompress and experience the museum at their own pace.

Sensory Friendly Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Available Dates

  • April 27, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • December 28, 2019

Registration

Advance registration is required for each person attending.

Register online to save your spot!

Ticket Costs

Sensory Friendly Saturday includes specialized pricing:

  • Children Under 2: Free
  • Children 3 – 18: $5.95 per ticket
  • Adults: $9.95 per ticket
  • Adults 65+: $7.50 per ticket
Discounted Pricing
  • Access Card Holder – Adult: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder’s Child: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder – Senior: $1.00

To learn more about the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visit their website.

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July 13, 2019

Sensory Friendly Saturday: Museum of Natural History

The Carnegie Museum of Natural History is celebrating National Autism Awareness month by hosting four Sensory Friendly Saturdays throughout the year.

About the Event

During Sensory Friendly Saturdays, the museum will open 90 minutes before it opens to the public to allow families with members of the autism spectrum or those who experience sensory overload to visit the museum in a more controlled environment. Museum experts will give tours of the exhibitions and be on hand to answer questions throughout the morning. Designated quiet zones will allow visitors to decompress and experience the museum at their own pace.

Sensory Friendly Saturday hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Available Dates

  • April 27, 2019
  • July 13, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • December 28, 2019

Registration

Advance registration is required for each person attending.

Register online to save your spot!

Ticket Costs

Sensory Friendly Saturday includes specialized pricing:

  • Children Under 2: Free
  • Children 3 – 18: $5.95 per ticket
  • Adults: $9.95 per ticket
  • Adults 65+: $7.50 per ticket
Discounted Pricing
  • Access Card Holder – Adult: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder’s Child: $1.00
  • Access Card Holder – Senior: $1.00

To learn more about the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, visit their website.

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June 22, 2019

Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education

Join the Positive Racial Identity Development in Early Education (P.R.I.D.E.) program for a professional development training centered on exposing directors to strategies that promote positive racial identity in African American children. This session will offer 6 credit hours; PQAS approved.

Training Objectives

Upon completion, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe racial awareness (i.e., the ages and stages at which children develop an awareness of physical characteristics related to existing social categories of race in America),
  2. Display awareness of the role of early educators in supporting children’s healthy understanding of race, and
  3. Illustrate techniques for working with staff and families to integrate conversations and activities that support children’s racial awareness and positive racial identity.

Registration

To register for this training, visit the Pennsylvania PD Registry website.

Questions

For registration questions, contact Emily Bengel at 412.255.1453 or ebengel@ywcapgh.org.

For course questions, contact Aisha White at 412.383.7372 or aiw9@pitt.edu.

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June 12, 2019

Buzzword: Talk & Play Series 3

Join Buzzword every Wednesday from May 15 to June 12 for Talk & Play Series 3! All events are free for learners ages five and under, with their caregivers, and will include activities that enhance vocabulary and literacy skills.  A light dinner will be provided.

Program Schedule

The schedule of events is as follows:

    • Wednesday, May 15 • Word of the Day: DECOMPOSE
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Carnegie Science Center
    • Wednesday, May 22 • Word of the Day: TOPSOIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    • Wednesday, May 29 • Word of the Day: COLONY
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    • Wednesday, June 5 • Word of the Day: LAVA
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Festival Opera
    • Wednesday, June 12 • Word of the Day: FOSSIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

More Information

For more information, contact Jan Jones at jan@tryingtogether.org.

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June 10, 2019

Tickets for Kids Book Club

Tickets for Kids and the Sto-Rox Library announced the discussion dates for their new collaborative book club. The book chosen by their group is: “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this book was also the One Book One Community choice of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Public Health.

If you would like to attend, RSVP to Jennifer Gray by email (jgray@forstorox.org) or phone (412.771.1222). Parking is located in the parking lot on the side of the building, PNC parking lot after banking hours, or on the street.

Discussion Dates

Discussions will be held at the Sto-Rox Library on the following dates:

  • December 10, 2018: 4-5:30 PM
  • February 11, 2019: 6-7:30 PM
  • April 8, 2019: 6-7:30 PM
  • June 10, 2019: 6-7:30 PM

About the Book

“Evicted” by Matthew Desmond describes the plight of poor families who, for want of a few dollars, are forced to move from their homes, apartments, or trailers. An ethnographer, Desmond shares the intimate vicissitudes of his subject/friends as they struggle to make ends meet while negotiating a bewildering system of slumlords, public agencies, law enforcement, and courts, a system that seems almost designed to reinforce a downward spiral of poverty. The consequences of eviction are especially felt by mothers with young children, whose development is jeopardized by substandard housing, low-quality neighborhoods, and poor nutrition.

*Information provided by Tickets for Kids Charities and Pitt Public Health*

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June 5, 2019

Buzzword: Talk & Play Series 3

Join Buzzword every Wednesday from May 15 to June 12 for Talk & Play Series 3! All events are free for learners ages five and under, with their caregivers, and will include activities that enhance vocabulary and literacy skills.  A light dinner will be provided.

Program Schedule

The schedule of events is as follows:

    • Wednesday, May 15 • Word of the Day: DECOMPOSE
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Carnegie Science Center
    • Wednesday, May 22 • Word of the Day: TOPSOIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    • Wednesday, May 29 • Word of the Day: COLONY
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    • Wednesday, June 5 • Word of the Day: LAVA
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Festival Opera
    • Wednesday, June 12 • Word of the Day: FOSSIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

More Information

For more information, contact Jan Jones at jan@tryingtogether.org.

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June 1, 2019

Pittsburgh Infant/Toddler Symposium

Kaplan and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh PD/TA are partnering to provide a day of training and networking for area infant/toddler teachers. The day will consist of an opening keynote address, four hours of professional development training, resource tables. Lunch will be provided at no cost. This event is PQAS approved.

CDA Content Areas

The symposium will focus on the following CDA content areas:

  • Principles of Child Growth and Development
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Safe, Healthy Learning Environments

Learning Objectives

The students will be able to:

  • Discuss and explain topics that are relevant to the care and growth/development of infants and toddlers.

Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of courses related to infant/toddler caregiving. Courses offered at the Symposium will focus on topics such as; activities to stimulate brain development, social/emotional development, trauma-informed practice, and health/safety.

Registration

Registrations must be submitted by May 24, 2019 via the Symposium’s event page.

Questions

For questions, contact Tom Yeager at 412.255.1173 or tyeager@ywcapgh.org.

To learn more, see their event page.

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May 29, 2019

Get Ready for the Next Steps

Are you wondering about how the preschool enrollment process works? Unsure of how to assess or choose a local school for your child? Have questions about whether your child is ready for Pre-K or Kindergarten?

Join us at the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library for an information session co-hosted by A+ Schools and Trying Together, with Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Early Education. A pizza dinner will be served. Children are welcome! This is event is FREE and open to the public.

Questions

For more information, call 412.682.4430 or email outreach@pghtoys.org.

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Buzzword: Talk & Play Series 3

Join Buzzword every Wednesday from May 15 to June 12 for Talk & Play Series 3! All events are free for learners ages five and under, with their caregivers, and will include activities that enhance vocabulary and literacy skills.  A light dinner will be provided.

Program Schedule

The schedule of events is as follows:

    • Wednesday, May 15 • Word of the Day: DECOMPOSE
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Carnegie Science Center
    • Wednesday, May 22 • Word of the Day: TOPSOIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy and Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
    • Wednesday, May 29 • Word of the Day: COLONY
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
    • Wednesday, June 5 • Word of the Day: LAVA
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Festival Opera
    • Wednesday, June 12 • Word of the Day: FOSSIL
      with Pittsburgh Parks Conservatory and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

More Information

For more information, contact Jan Jones at jan@tryingtogether.org.