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January 28, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 27, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 21, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 20, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 14, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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January 13, 2021

Raising Readers Together Club: Virtual Sessions

About

Families and community partners come together weekly for an hour of fun and relaxing conversation about the power of early reading experiences for young children. Families experience conversations, interactive storytelling, and shared reading opportunities with their children.

Due to COVID-19, the Raising Readers Together Club is being held virtually via Zoom. Wednesday sessions are suitable for tweens and teens. Thursday sessions are suitable for children ages five years old and under.

To register, please submit the online registration form.

Featured Books

Wednesday Sessions: Tweens and Teens

    • January 13 – February 3: “Twins” by Varian Johnson and Shannon Wright
    • February 10 – March 3: “Guts” by Raina Telgemeier

Thursday Sessions: Ages Five and Under

    • January 14: “Another” by Christian Robinson
    • January 21: “Be You” by Peter H. Reynolds
    • January 28: “Scribble Stones” by Diane Alber
    • February 4: “The Princess and the Pea” by Rachel Isadora
    • February 11: “An African Alphabet” by Eric Walters
    • February 18: “Regina’s Big Mistake” by Marissa Moss
    • February 25: “In My Heart” by Mackenzie Porter
    • March 4: “ABC of African American Poetry” by Ashley Bryant

More Information

For questions or to register, contact Cynthia Battle at 412.567.1304 or cynthia@tryingtogether.org. Learn more about the Homewood Early Learning Hub and Family Center on the Trying Together website.

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Understanding the Behavior of Grieving Children

Join the Highmark Caring Place on January 13 for their webinar “The Curious Observer: Understanding the Behavior of Grieving Children” to learn how behaviors can serve as a manifestation of children’s grief.

About

We often misunderstand grief in children, or mistakenly believe that children do not experience grief at all. Yet, anyone old enough to love is old enough to grieve. Because young children and infants experience and respond to grief in unique ways, their grief is not always clear to adults and caregivers. Children’s grief can even be masked for adults because children communicate via their behaviors, such as play.

Since it can be difficult for children to verbally express their complicated and confusing feelings about the death of their loved one, especially during times of grief and loss, it’s important that we understand behaviors such as play as ways of communication. This webinar will discuss how behaviors can serve as a manifestation of children’s grief. As a caring adult, you will learn activities and interactions that can support the children in your life through their grief work.

Featured Topics

During the webinar, participants will:

    • learn how behavior (such as play) is a form of communication for children from birth into adulthood,
    • recognize how behaviors can serve as an expression of a child’s grief, and
    • identify activities and interactions that support children in their grief work.

Registration

To register for this event, visit the online registration page.

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December 17, 2020

Infants and Toddlers Face Racism Too

Are you interested in gaining new insight into how racism shapes our lives from our earliest days? Join ZERO TO THREE on December 17 for their online event, “Continuing the Dialogue: Infants and Toddlers Face Racism Too.”

About

During this event, presenters will share excerpts from the session “Infants and Toddlers Face Racism Too: Science, Practice, and Policy.” Session participants will hear how racism affects America’s youngest residents, discuss this topic together, and learn about strategies and resources that can help address racism and advance equity in early childhood systems, services, and programs.

Registration

To register, visit the event registration page.

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November 24, 2020

ECE Job Openings: 11/26 – 12/2

Are you looking to start or transition your career in the early childhood field? You’re in luck! Early learning programs in Pennsylvania are currently looking to fill positions. To view this week’s featured job descriptions, see the list below.

Featured Jobs

Education Program Supervisor

 The Children’s Home is seeking a Full-Time Education Program Supervisor for Child’s Way, a child care center for medically fragile children. This professional will be responsible for the supervision of all educational activities led by the teachers and will be a resource for teachers as well as families. This professional will also be responsible for ensuring that developmentally appropriate programming is provided for children, optimizing their growth and development.

To apply, complete the online application.

Infant and Toddler Teacher

Love, Learn, and Play is looking to hire an Infant and Toddler Teacher who is able to work Monday through Friday. This professional will be responsible for coordinating the curriculum and managing a fun classroom.

To apply, email llpchildcaredirector@gmail.com.

 


Submit a Job Description

Each week, Trying Together publishes a news post that features employer-submitted job positions from early learning programs across Pennsylvania. Trying Together shares these posts online through our website, social media channels, and newsletter. To make it into next week’s post, please submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form no later than Tuesday, December 1.

This form is intended for positions in the early childhood field. Job descriptions not related to the early childhood field will not be included. All job descriptions submitted after December 1 will be published in the next week’s news post. Please note that news post publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. For questions, contact Lainey Yockey at lainey@tryingtogether.org.

 


 

Search Additional Jobs

Are you interested in starting or shifting your career in early childhood care and education? Visit the ECE Hire website or sign up for their weekly newsletter for current job listings and helpful tips on interviewing, resumes, and more. To stay up to date on our featured positions and more, follow us on Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter.

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November 20, 2020

Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a Screening Tool

This event is full. Additional Ages and Stages courses will be offered in January 2021. 

Are you interested in learning how to use Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a screening tool for children ages three months to five years? Join Trying Together on November 20 for our virtual course, “Using Ages and Stages Questionnaires® as a Screening Tool.”

About

During this course, participants will learn how to use the ASQ® and ASQ:SE® as a screening tool for children ages three months to five years. The session will provide information on how to administer and score the screener and share results of the screener with families. Information about additional resources for making referrals to services will be included if needed.

Session Details

    • Session Date: Saturday, November 20, 2020  |  6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
    • Instructor: Pamela Zimmerman
    • Core Knowledge Area: Assessment
    • CDA Content Area: Observing & Recording Behavior
    • Registration Deadline: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Registration

To register, visit the course PD Registry page. Space is limited. Participants will receive the course Zoom link via email within 24 hours before the start date for the course. PQAS and Act 48 credit available.

If you do not have a PD Registry account, please complete this online form to create one. If you are unable to create an account, please contact pdregistry@pakeys.org for more information.

More Information

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