2020 Trying together

Mission Statement

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.

About Trying Together

Trying Together is at a pivotal moment in our 55 year history in the Pittsburgh region. What began as a community driven, all-volunteer effort has developed into a leading non-profit providing advocacy, community resources, and professional growth opportunities for the needs and rights of young children, their families, and the adults who interact with them. When we changed our name to Trying Together in 2018, the inspiration came from this Fred Rogers' quote: We need to remember that children are trying, too -- trying to understand their feelings and their world, trying to please the people they love, trying to grow. When grownups and children are trying together, just about anything can be possible.By collaborating with early care and education professionals, families, and other individuals to advocate together, partner together, and learn together, we create a future in which caregivers feel valued; children have access to high-quality early learning environments; and families have the resources they need to support their children's early learning experiences.As we look forward to the next five years (2018 - 2022), we are encouraged and driven to continue and expand the reach of our work to statewide and national audiences to meet these goals. We know this is no small task, and we do not claim to have all of the answers. But, we do believe by tackling together the challenges the early childhood field faces, we will get closer to a range of possible solutions.We look forward to working with you and your colleagues, because together, we can make this vision a reality.

Contact Information

Maria Pisano
Phone: 412.421.3724
maria@tryingtogether.org