Pittsburgh learning hubs, built through teamwork, are here for you

Each family has different needs, so the community must be ready to respond in a wide range of ways.

11 groups ready to help Pittsburgh families, from learning hubs to child care subsidies

From mentoring and tutoring to free school supplies and aid, these Pittsburgh groups are here to help.

$500,000 contribution underwrites new Allegheny Child Care search tool, plus grants for childcare operators

“The lack of access to dependable, quality childcare has been a critical issue.”

Pennsylvania’s looming childcare crisis – and how you can help

This is fundamentally an economic equity and economic development issue.

7 ways to celebrate Month of the Young Child

If you’re quarantined with kids, you appreciate the importance of early childhood education — and the teachers dedicated to it.

Some Pittsburgh child care centers remain open to support frontline medical workers and first responders

“Someone has to support the essential workers like those on the medical frontlines.”

LaTrenda Leonard Sherrill on investing in Pittsburgh kids, from elementary school to high school

We have to set up every child for opportunities in this region.

Kidcast: Trying Together works to improve the lives of kids and their caregivers

We have a lot of resources to help guide parenting and decision-making.

Kidcast: Trying Together shares ways to encourage creative play

Open-ended materials mean the toys have limitless possibilities for play.

Recess: A Community Conversation

Physical movement and the freedom to play improves children’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive skills. Children and their parents, and community members are invited to join the Recess Advocacy Team […]

3 free, innovative ways for kids to get the best of nature in Pittsburgh

Time spent outdoors can promote physical activity, which in turn improves focus and reduces anxiety. These innovative new Pittsburgh programs will get your kids to embrace nature.

It’s not all fun and games! Play is an important part of a child’s development

“Play is really the most natural way that children learn.”

2019 Best Books for Babies deliver brain development (and quality snuggle time)

These top books promote linguistic, cognitive and visual development in babies from birth to 18 months.

How to choose a quality preschool

The experts at Trying Together tell us what to look for in a preschool.

5 takeaways from the LEGO Ideas Conference: Unlocking the Power of Parenting

We have a shared responsibility to care for our youth. Let’s work together to make this world a great place for all children.

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Month of the Young Child shines a spotlight on the importance of early childhood education

The way the brain develops from birth to age 5 will impact all future learning, behavior and health outcomes.


Meet Will Tolliver, PBS Kids Early Learning Champion, who leads by example

“I just try to spread love, kindness, empathy and acceptance because kids are watching us.”


What’s next for Allegheny County Children’s Fund? Expect more work ahead.

“What this tells us is that just over a half million people in Allegheny County care about this issue.”

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Does recess matter? Take this quick survey

The Recess Advocacy Team has created a survey to learn about kids’ recess experience across Allegheny County.

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Month of the Young Child is all about support for Pittsburgh kids and caregivers

“It’s about having the opportunity to slow down and draw more attention to the needs and rights of young children and those who care for them.”