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Prenatal-to-Three Playbook Details State of Child Care in Allegheny County

Child Trends, in partnership with The Heinz Endowments, has published the Prenatal-to-Three (PN-3) Playbook. The playbook reveals PN-3 challenges and successes in Allegheny County, and provides resources and tools that equitably support Allegheny County families with children three years old and younger.

The Heinz Endowments partnered with Child Trends in spring of 2020 to create the Prenatal-to-Three (PN-3) Playbook. The project team at Child Trends worked with several local child care organizations, including Trying Together, and interviewed over 30 PN-3 stakeholders in Allegheny County to develop it.

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Thank Congress for Investing in Child Care

On December 29, 2022, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 into law. The appropriation for fiscal year (FY) 2023 included more than $8 billion in total annual discretionary funds for the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) in addition to increases for other important child care and early education programs.

  • $8 billion in total funding for CCDBG, $1.9 billion above FY2022.
  • $12 billion in total funding Head Start, $960 million above FY2022.
  • $315 million in total funding for the Preschool Development Grant Block, $25 million above FY2022.
  • $420 million in total funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, $10 million above FY2022. Part B ensures that all children with disabilities have access to free appropriate public education, including preschool grants.
  • $540 million in total funding for IDEA Part C, $44 million above FY2022. Part C provides states with funding to support early intervention programs for infants and toddlers.
  • $75 million in total funding for Child Care Access Means Parents in Schools (CCAMPIS), $10 million above FY2022. CCAMPIS supports parents with low incomes who are engaged in postsecondary education afford and access campus-based child care services.

Thank you for the tens of thousands of email, phone, and social media messages you sent to elected officials urging them to include additional early care and education funds!

Please take the time to thank the members of Congress who voted yes for these new funds.

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Allegheny Summer Camps is a free search tool provided to caregivers of young children to locate available summer camp 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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Submit Your ECE Jobs to Trying Together!

Each week, Trying Together highlights employer-submitted early childhood jobs on our website, social media, and newsletter.

To have your opening featured, submit the Child Care Provider Job Post Submission Form. Publication dates may vary due to state and federal holidays. Unrelated jobs will not be included. Career Opportunities

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.

2023 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. This year's Pittsburgh event is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023 at Acrisure Stadium. If you’re interested in walking or donating, join Trying Together’s team!

The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. One hundred percent of the donations received will go directly to the participating organizations. All donations must be received no later than June 30, 2023. Will you help Trying Together reach its fundraising goal?
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