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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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July 18, 2020

National Family Child Care Conference

Are you interested in celebrating and exploring the field of family child care? Join the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) on July 17 and 18 for the 30th National Family Child Care Conference!

About

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAFCC will host its annual National Family Child Care Conference virtually on the evening of Friday, July 17 and all day on Saturday, July 18. The conference will feature:

    • live and on-demand workshops,
    • an opportunity to earn up to 24 hours (or 2.4 continuing education units) of training credit,
    • a Spanish track with four live sessions presented in Spanish,
    • a Black and Latina caucus where participants can discuss the things that are important to them, and
    • a virtual exhibit hall where participants can view vendors without leaving their homes.

Featured Topics

Live and on-demand workshops will cover a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • record-keeping and tax implications of COVID-19,
    • organizing a sustainable daily routine that supports health and wellbeing,
    • how to make your home a place of inquiry, play, and experimentation,
    • strategies for creating an environment that promotes a variety of social-emotional skills,
    • finding out and improving your business’ profit margin, and
    • recognizing early signs of mental illness in young children.

View the schedule and full workshop descriptions.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. For questions, submit NAFCC’s online contact form.

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July 17, 2020

National Family Child Care Conference

Are you interested in celebrating and exploring the field of family child care? Join the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC) on July 17 and 18 for the 30th National Family Child Care Conference!

About

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NAFCC will host its annual National Family Child Care Conference virtually on the evening of Friday, July 17 and all day on Saturday, July 18. The conference will feature:

    • live and on-demand workshops,
    • an opportunity to earn up to 24 hours (or 2.4 continuing education units) of training credit,
    • a Spanish track with four live sessions presented in Spanish,
    • a Black and Latina caucus where participants can discuss the things that are important to them, and
    • a virtual exhibit hall where participants can view vendors without leaving their homes.

Featured Topics

Live and on-demand workshops will cover a variety of topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • record-keeping and tax implications of COVID-19,
    • organizing a sustainable daily routine that supports health and wellbeing,
    • how to make your home a place of inquiry, play, and experimentation,
    • strategies for creating an environment that promotes a variety of social-emotional skills,
    • finding out and improving your business’ profit margin, and
    • recognizing early signs of mental illness in young children.

View the schedule and full workshop descriptions.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. For questions, submit NAFCC’s online contact form.

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July 16, 2020

Remote Learning for Early Learners with Autism

Are you interested in learning how to help early learners with autism engage with remote instruction through evidence-based practices? Attend the webinar “Remote Learning for Early Learners with Autism” on July 16.

About

While remote learning allows students to continue their education, it can be challenging for young students with autism and other developmental disabilities to attend to the screen and engage with the curriculum. In this webinar, STAR Autism Support Training Specialist Elizabeth Curtin will discuss strategies to help early learners with autism engage with synchronous remote instruction through evidence-based practices.

A focus of this presentation will be on teaching skills in receptive language, expressive language, social and play, and pre-academics. This webinar will include video examples of teachers coaching caregivers to provide consistent instruction to their students. Participants will also learn strategies on teaching students to be more independent in daily functional routines.

This webinar is best suited for pre-k through elementary teachers and school leaders. Time for questions will be provided.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Registration to attend the live presentation is limited to 2,000 people. A recording of the session will be available to those who sign up to receive it via email and to those who attend the live event.

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July 8, 2020

Everyday Interactions Matter: Noticing the Simple and Ordinary

Are you interested in learning how to maintain essential interactions with young children during this difficult time of masks and physical distancing? Join Trying Together on July 8 for our free online session, “Everyday Interactions Matter: Noticing the Simple and Ordinary.”

About

The primary ingredient of early childhood quality begins with the “everyday interactions” between educators and children. These simple and ordinary interactions that take place during play, transition, and daily routines form the very foundation of learning and growing. How can educators uphold these essential interactions with children during this challenging time of masks and physical distancing?

Early learning professionals are invited to join Trying Together on July 8 at for our online module “Everyday Interactions Matter: Noticing the Simple and Ordinary” to engage with the Everyday Interactions Matter approach through a process of careful observation, discussion, and self-reflection. As a part of the “Connections and Conversations: Virtual Check-Ins” series, this session will encourage educators to recognize powerful moments of connecting, sharing, growing, and belonging in their everyday interactions with young children.

Learning Objectives

    • Observe video footage of children and their caregivers in authentic settings and describe positive interactions.
    • Recognize moments of connecting, sharing, growing, and belonging in everyday moments in the early childhood setting.

Registration

To register, visit the event webpage. Registrations must be submitted by July 6, 2020. Space is limited.

Participants will receive the course Zoom link via email within 24 hours before the start date for the course. For questions, contact Rosie Hogan at rosie@tryingtogether.org or Sarah Grubb at sarah.elrc5@alleghenycounty.us.

Virtual Series Overview

Connections and Conversations: Virtual Check-Ins are interactive sessions that highlight topics of interest to the field of early childhood education. Participants will engage in virtual discussions via Zoom with child development experts while interacting with early learning practitioners to share questions, experiences, and expertise about the highlighted topic.

Sessions will be offered biweekly and will offer one hour of PQAS credit. Act 48 credit will not be offered.

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, please contact Rosie Hogan at rosie@tryingtogether.org.