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Trying Together 2023 Annual Celebration Dinner

You're invited to Trying Together's Annual Celebration Dinner, which will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Acrisure Stadium.

The celebration dinner honors early care and education professionals during Month of the Young Child for the important work they do daily. 

Tickets for this event must be purchased in advance. Individuals may register via the online registration form. The cost for individual tickets is $12. Groups of 10 may reserve a table at a discounted rate of $100. Tickets and tables are available on a first come, first serve basis until April 14 or tickets sell out.

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Tell Congress to Pass a Budget that Increases Funding for Early Learning

After U.S. House passage of Build Back Better with $400 billion for early childhood education, Congress ultimately negotiated down to a reconciliation package that included zero dollars for child care and early learning. Even on the floor of the Senate, however, multiple members of Congress spoke about their commitment to child care and their recognition that something must be done to address the current and looming crisis.

We need Congress to pass a budget that includes early care and education funds so that Pennsylvania can ensure:

  • Thousands of children are removed from child care waiting lists.
  • Thousands of child care and pre-k programs fill teacher vacancies and empty classrooms.
  • Thousands of eligible families enroll in the child care subsidy program.
  • Thousands of child care and pre-k teachers make more than poverty wages.
  • Thousands of child care and pre-k teachers receive benefits.
  • Thousands of families return to work.
Take Action
Allegheny After School is a free search tool provided to caregivers of young children to locate available after school programs with real-time availability. Caregivers and parents of young children can now search available programs in Allegheny County by filtering through school district, along their commute, or by age group with the Allegheny Child Care tool.
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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.

Your Year-End Gift Makes a Difference

Research shows that 90% of brain development occurs in the first five years of a child's life. As children progress through these formative years, their caregivers have profound and lasting impact on their learning and development of healthy relationships.

Over the last several years, young children, their families, and their educators have experienced overwhelming stressors in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Early Childhood Educators continue to navigate the instability of staff retention and hiring while maintaining safe environments for themselves and those in their care.

  • Families are working to define new routines and a sense of stability while struggling to obtain care amidst center closures and long waitlists at high-quality centers.

  • Children are trying to catch up after the loss of in-person interactions left them behind in building the social-emotional skills needed to form healthy relationships.

We at Trying Together are committed to advocating for and supporting them to meet their varying needs. Your support is crucial in achieving our outcomes and supporting caregivers and educators in shaping the future through the children entrusted to them.

Will you reinforce our work?

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