Associations & Organizations
Trying Together envisions a future in which all caregivers feel valued.
Trying Together supports high-quality care and education for young children by providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of children, their families, and the individuals who interact with them. Trying Together works regionally (in Southwestern Pennsylvania) and takes its expertise and models to statewide and national audiences.
Early care and education professionals volunteer to create the Pittsburgh Area Preschool Association (P.A.P.A.)
1983 P.A.P.A. affiliates with the National Association for The Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and becomes The Pittsburgh Association for The Education of Young Children (PAEYC)
Early 2000s PAEYC moves from volunteer to staffed model
Five-year strategic plan and rebrand approved by PAEYC Board of Directors. PAEYC partners with The Pennsylvania Association for The Education of Young Children (PennAEYC) to support the Pittsburgh Chapter of PennAEYC.
PAEYC rebrands as Trying Together