November 26, 2019

Professional Development Catalog


For more than 55 years, Trying Together has supported the work of early childhood with a dedication to making sure every caregiver feels valued. In pursuit of this vision, Trying Together delivers professional growth services that connect with high-quality early childhood practices.

Our Professional Development Catalog

To view a list of Trying Together’s professional growth services, see our Professional Development Catalog (PDF). Course focus areas include Inclusion, Play, Interactions, Leadership, and Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP).

See Our Upcoming Courses

Visit Our Course Calendar

To register for our upcoming courses, visit Trying Together’s Courses page.

Request a Custom Course

You can request a customized offering by submitting the online Request for Professional Services Form. Customized courses can be created to meet individual or group goals, interests, and needs. All custom course requests must be submitted at least four weeks prior to the desired course start date.

To view custom course fees, see our Professional Development Fee for Service document (PDF).

PD Credit, Standards, and Competencies

All of our courses are instructed by a certified PQAS instructor and are ACT 48 approved. We strive to ensure that all of our courses align with:

    • Pennsylvania Core Knowledge Competencies,
    • NAEYC Standards,
    • Danielson Framework, and
    • Keystone STARS performance standards.

To best meet the needs of each professional growth content request, Trying Together may draw on an External Instructor’s expertise.

COVID-19 Restrictions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Trying Together has suspended in-person professional growth sessions until October 2021. At this time, only virtual and online sessions are available. Starting October, both in-person and virtual opportunities will be available to interested professionals.

More Information

For more information, contact Allison Hritz at To receive updates, sign up to receive our newsletter or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.


January 9, 2018

Request for Professional Services

Trying Together delivers custom professional growth services and public courses to early childhood professionals in home, center, and school-based settings.

Custom Professional Development

Custom professional development can be created to target individual/group goals, interests, and needs. In-person and virtual opportunities are available.

Submit a Request

To request professional services, complete the form below. Requests must be submitted at least eight weeks before your preferred start date. For questions, email Paige Kizior at

If you are interested in Trying Together’s Child Development Associate (CDA) program, please visit the CDA page.




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