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January 20, 2022

Teaching Children Through a Trauma Lens

Join Trying Together for the upcoming session, “Teaching Children Through a Trauma Lens”.

Research continues to show the detrimental effects that complex trauma has on the developing brain with our most vulnerable population. Over time, these young children are at risk for developmental delays, limited positive relationships, and a host of other difficulties. Our early education classrooms can create safe, responsive, and equitable environments to assist in reducing these harmful effects. This presentation will identify different types of trauma, how young children with trauma may present in the classroom, and supportive strategies teachers can implement to foster environments that encourage healing.

UnConference: Creating a Safe Place with Trauma-Informed Care

This session is a part of Trying Together’s upcoming UnConference. Between February 8-18, expert-led workshops will share content related to trauma-informed care. We begin the UnConference with keynote speaker Dr. Veirdre Jackson and dive into how we can create an environment of healing through equity and trust. Following the keynote, workshop sessions include how to identify family stressors, how to provide responsive care-giving for children experiencing trauma, and an overview of the recently launched Rapid Response Team from Trying Together.

Individuals can learn more and register on Trying Together’s website.

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January 14, 2022

Fund My Future PGH and Keystone Scholars Information Session

A savings account in your child’s name can build hope and make future dreams a reality. Join The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh to learn about Fund My Future PGH, a savings program that provides chances to win prizes and cash in monthly raffle drawings simply by depositing small amounts into your child’s savings account and Keystone Scholars, a PA Treasury scholarship that provides $100 scholarships for parents with children born in or after 2019.

This virtual event is open to Allegheny County residents who have children or grandchildren between the ages of 0-18. Registration is available online.

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January 5, 2022

Let’s Talk Quality Series: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers

Join the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team for the upcoming Let’s Talk Quality Series. The Let’s Talk Quality Series includes three monthly activities – Let’s Talk Quality Blog, Let’s Talk Quality Webinar, and the newest, Let’s Talk Quality Spotlight. Each month the PQA team will publish a blog article, create a webinar, and offer a spotlight session focused on a particular early education topic. The topic for January is Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers.

Register to join the one-hour Let’s Talk Quality Webinar:

Register to join the one-hour Spotlight session where members of the PQA team will answer your questions and be available for discussion about this month’s topic and other PQA related topics:

Additional details, as well as the monthly blog post for this topic, can be found on the PQA website.

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Let’s Talk Quality Series: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers

Join the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team for the upcoming Let’s Talk Quality Series. The Let’s Talk Quality Series includes three monthly activities – Let’s Talk Quality Blog, Let’s Talk Quality Webinar, and the newest, Let’s Talk Quality Spotlight. Each month the PQA team will publish a blog article, create a webinar, and offer a spotlight session focused on a particular early education topic. The topic for January is Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers.

Register to join the one-hour Let’s Talk Quality Webinar:

Register to join the one-hour Spotlight session where members of the PQA team will answer your questions and be available for discussion about this month’s topic and other PQA related topics:

Additional details, as well as the monthly blog post for this topic, can be found on the PQA website.

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Let’s Talk Quality Series: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers

Join the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team for the upcoming Let’s Talk Quality Series. The Let’s Talk Quality Series includes three monthly activities – Let’s Talk Quality Blog, Let’s Talk Quality Webinar, and the newest, Let’s Talk Quality Spotlight. Each month the PQA team will publish a blog article, create a webinar, and offer a spotlight session focused on a particular early education topic. The topic for January is Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers.

Register to join the one-hour Let’s Talk Quality Webinar:

Register to join the one-hour Spotlight session where members of the PQA team will answer your questions and be available for discussion about this month’s topic and other PQA related topics:

Additional details, as well as the monthly blog post for this topic, can be found on the PQA website.

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Let’s Talk Quality Series: Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers

Join the Program Quality Assessment (PQA) team for the upcoming Let’s Talk Quality Series. The Let’s Talk Quality Series includes three monthly activities – Let’s Talk Quality Blog, Let’s Talk Quality Webinar, and the newest, Let’s Talk Quality Spotlight. Each month the PQA team will publish a blog article, create a webinar, and offer a spotlight session focused on a particular early education topic. The topic for January is Sharing Books with Infants and Toddlers.

Register to join the one-hour Let’s Talk Quality Webinar:

Register to join the one-hour Spotlight session where members of the PQA team will answer your questions and be available for discussion about this month’s topic and other PQA related topics:

Additional details, as well as the monthly blog post for this topic, can be found on the PQA website.

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September 24, 2020

Jeremiah’s Place: Provider Engagement Session

Are you interested in learning about Jeremiah’s Place and its services? Join them on October 7 and November 5 for their online “Provider Engagement Sessions.”

About

Jeremiah’s Place protects children and strengthens families by providing a safe haven of respite, health, renewal, and support for children when their families are experiencing a critical need for child care. These online sessions will explore:

    • what Jeremiah’s Place is and what services they provide;
    • why families might need to access services at Jeremiah’s Place;
    • how providers can make a successful referral; and
    • the Jeremiah’s Place intake process.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the event webpage. Registration for the November 5 session will be provided in the coming weeks. For questions, please email Renee Schmitzer at empower@jeremiahsplace.org.

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Jeremiah’s Place: Provider Engagement Session

Are you an early learning provider who is interested in learning about Jeremiah’s Place and its services? Join Jeremiah’s Place on November 5 for their online “Provider Engagement Session.”

About

Jeremiah’s Place protects children and strengthens families by providing a safe haven of respite, health, renewal, and support for children when their families are experiencing a critical need for child care. These online sessions will explore:

    • what Jeremiah’s Place is and what services they provide;
    • why families might need to access services at Jeremiah’s Place;
    • how providers can make a successful referral; and
    • the Jeremiah’s Place intake process.

Registration

This event is intended for child care providers. To register, visit the event webpage. For questions, please email Renee Schmitzer at empower@jeremiahsplace.org.

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August 10, 2020

Child Care Virtual Conference

Join Child Care Lounge and other early learning professionals on August 18 for the Child Care Virtual Conference!

About

The Child Care Virtual Conference will feature over 15 live sessions. Registration includes access to three live Zoom sessions and one month of free access to all recorded sessions. Certificates will be issued for each class that had documented attendance.

Featured Topics

Presenters will explore a variety of child care topics, including, but not limited to, the following:

    • preventing teacher burnout,
    • supporting young children who display challenging behaviors,
    • establishing a DAP classroom through virtual learning,
    • fostering social skills while maintaining social distancing,
    • thriving in a responsive classroom, and
    • strategies to surviving a recession.

To see an overview of each session, visit the PD Registry website.

Registration

To register and learn more, visit the Child Care Lounge website. After you register, you will receive a link to the Conference portal as well as a passcode for entry.

More Information

For questions, contact Joni Levine at 412.885.5172 or joni@childcarelounge.com.

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June 1, 2020

Fathers Trying Together

Are you a single father or caregiver? Would you like to build positive memories with your child and learn healthy ways to cope with barriers and stress? Join us for a group discussion.

To receive the event link, please complete our online registration form. During registration, you will be asked to select from a list of  session dates. Please select all session dates that you wish to attend.

Event Details

  • First Tuesday of Every Month
    6 – 7:30 p.m.

Location

  • The Homewood Early Learning Hub & Family Center
    7219 Kelly Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15208

Learn More

For more information, contact Neil Walker at 412.545.5172 or neil@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.