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March 6, 2020

Save the Date: First Up Annual Conference

Early childhood professionals are invited to join First Up on March 6, 2020, for their Annual Conference in Philadelphia!

About

Join educators and professionals from across the region for professional development and networking on the beautiful campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Save the date for the 2020 First Up Conference, to be held at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman Quadrangle on March 6, 2020!

More Information

To learn more, visit the First Up event page.

For questions, contact Rebecca Tyrrell at rebecca.tyrrell@firstup.org.

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December 14, 2019

Promoting Self-Awareness through Dance

Early childhood educators are invited to join the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust on December 14 for their workshop, “Promoting Self-Awareness through Dance.”

About

Dance offers children a way to explore their environment, engage with peers, and express their unique selves. During this workshop, participants will learn dance strategies that will foster all of these experiences by promoting children’s self-awareness. Participants will learn ways to bring these ideas into your center to create a classroom of students with strong self-control and body awareness!

Act 48 and PQAS hours available.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event page.

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December 10, 2019

Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires as a Screening Tool

Are you interested in learning how to use Ages and Stages Questionnaires®, including Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, as a screening tool for children ages three months to five years old?

Join Trying Together for a three-hour professional growth session that provides information on how to administer, score, and share the results of the screener with families. The session will include resources for making referrals to additional services.

This course will be instructed by Carlow University’s Coordinator of Undergraduate Education Programs, Pamela Zimmerman. PQAS and Act 48 hours available.

More Information

For questions, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

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Registration

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November 12, 2019

SEL: The Importance of Strategy and Practice

Join Remake Learning, educators, researchers, and leaders across the Pittsburgh region in discussing the research, application, and benefits behind SEL in the classroom, out of school, and at home.

About

The event will feature keynote speakers Felicia Savage Friedman of YogaRoots on Location and Kevin McNair and his team from 1 Nation Mentoring (PGH). Attendees will choose two breakout sessions (one morning and one afternoon) to attend during registration. Each session has a maximum of 30 attendees. If the session you choose is full, you may be placed in another.

Breakfast and lunch provided.

Session Topics

Registration

To register, visit the Eventbrite page.

Accessibility

The bottom and top floors of the Education Partnership are not ADA approved. Please email allie@remakelearning.org if you have any questions, requests, or concerns regarding building access, general accessibility, or assistive devices and resources.

More Information

For more information, contact Remake Learning at allie@remakelearning.org.

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November 11, 2019

How to Run a Profitable Child Care Business

In this online professional development course, participants will learn the basic principles of operating the business of a child care program. Strategies to maximize profits and minimize expenses, public funding sources, and STARS participation effects will be highlighted.

This session is intended for program directors of centers, family child care homes, and group child care homes.

All courses offer PQAS and Act 48 hours.

More Information

For questions, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

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November 9, 2019

Annual PENN SACCA Conference

Join the Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance (PENN SACCA) on November 9 for their 22nd Annual Statewide Conference! This year’s theme: Afterschool time is STEM time!

About

Featuring keynote speaker Jeff Remington, this year’s theme will explore all things STEM in afterschool. As one of ten National STEM Teacher Ambassadors, an international STEM advocate, trainer, and consultant, Jeff has a unique perspective of how the daily practice of STEM impacts the big picture of educational systems tied to a global 21st Century economy.

This year’s conference will be held at Toftrees Golf Resort in State College, PA. Click here to make reservations.

Participants will receive PQAS hours, but must provide their Registry ID number upon registration. For Act 48 credits, participants must submit their PPID number, complete necessary paperwork, and pay a $10 fee.

National and State Experts Will Discuss:

    • STEM in afterschool
    • STEM career readiness
    • 21st-century skills
    • Makerspaces
    • Implementing STEM

Registration

To register for the conference, visit the event webpage.

Group discounts are available for organizations registering four or more participants. To receive the group discount, all group attendees must be a PENN SACCA Comprehensive Member.

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October 29, 2019

Come Play!

Guided by the staff at Trying Together, Come Play! is an opportunity for group and family child care providers to bring their enrolled children for hands-on professional learning.

Provider Benefits

By participating, providers will receive:

  • PQAS / Act 48 Hours
  • Mentoring
  • Program Resources

Questions

For more information or to ask questions, contact Mimi Loughead at 412.567.5163 or mimi@tryingtogether.org.

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October 28, 2019

A Tapestry by Design (Online)

In this online professional development course, participants will discuss early education content and pedagogy, based upon an understanding of how young children grow and learn. Topics such as interculturalism, family engagement, inclusion, and the importance of play will be highlighted.

Three PQAS and Act 48 hours will be awarded.

Course Timeline

This course will be available online from October 28 through November 15, 2019.

More Information

For more information, contact Jasmine Davis at 412.567.3933 or jasmine@tryingtogether.org.

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Registration

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October 22, 2019

Come Play!

Guided by the staff at Trying Together, Come Play! is an opportunity for group and family child care providers to bring their enrolled children for hands-on professional learning.

Provider Benefits

By participating, providers will receive:

  • PQAS / Act 48 Hours
  • Mentoring
  • Program Resources

Questions

For more information or to ask questions, contact Mimi Loughead at 412.567.5163 or mimi@tryingtogether.org.

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October 19, 2019

UnConference: The Business of Child Care

Are you interested in learning about the business fundamentals of running a successful child care business? Join Trying Together in Homestead on Saturday, October 19 for UnConference: The Business of Child Care!

About

This UnConference dives into the business fundamentals of a successful child care business, from marketing and human resources to day-to-day accountability and business planning. Keynote Rona Nesbit, CFO of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will share the benefits of shared services and how the award-winning Cultural District shared services model has provided growth, benefits, and smart business insights to downtown-based performing arts organizations.

Following the keynote, Rachelle Duffy of Trying Together moderates a panel discussion and audience “Q&A” on how shared services can and does work for child care centers. Attendees will then engage in two workshops, featuring presenters from Trying Together, PNC Financial Services, Shared Source PA, and more.

What Is Included

    • 5.5 PQAS/DHS credits and/or Act 28 hours
    • Light breakfast and lunch
    • Networking with colleagues
    • Hands-on, interactive workshops
    • Refund policy

Registration

Registrations to attend must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. For individuals or groups with less than six people, please register using the form below. There is a 10% discount for groups of more than six people. For more information, contact Yu-Ling at conference@tryingtogether.org.

When workshops are finalized, you will receive an email from Yu-Ling to select your preferred workshops. Due to limited space in each workshop, we recommend registering early as placement is dependent on the date of your registration. We will do our best to place you in your requested workshop, but this is not guaranteed.

Attendees can receive refunds if requested 30 days in advance of the UnConference date. For refunds, please email Yu-Ling at conference@tryingtogether.org.

More Information

For more information, please visit the event webpage.

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