Author: FRC

Fred Rogers Center Announces New Community Outreach

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College was awarded a Remake Learning Grant from The Sprout Fund to support a new student-driven community outreach program. Incubator 143, the student research and development lab at the Fred Rogers Center, recently launched the Neighborhood Music Visits program. The program provides young children with...

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Staying Connected April 2016

Spring has finally arrived in Latrobe, which puts a smile on my face and at the same time makes me realize how quickly the year is moving. Our Simple Interactions initiative is continuing to expand through collaborations with the Child Life Department at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as well as Allies for Children, who is working with the city of...

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Staying Connected February 2016

There has been much talk lately about the issue of the digital divide and equity. Recently, The New York Times published an article,  Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind, about how some school children are being left behind due to their lack of access to internet at home, which is needed to complete assignments. Kids are forced to stand outside...

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Staying Connected December 2015

The end of the year always feels like a whirlwind. Between November and December, we've been busy with presentations at the annual National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Dr. Junlei Li's visit to China to provide professional development on the Simple Interactions approach, and connecting with our partners on a recent trip to the TEC Center at...

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Study Finds Early Childhood Education Not Reliant On Classroom Technology

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College contributed to a new report “Technology in the Lives of Educators and Early Childhood Programs: Trends in Access, Use and Professional Development from 2012 to 2014,” announced executive director Rick Fernandes. The study, conducted by Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development in...

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Staying Connected: November 2015

I just got off of a call with Dr. Chip Donohue of the TEC Center at Erikson Institute, and Dr. Kathleen Paciga, our Early Career Research Fellow, regarding progress on our report on digital media and social emotional development. Though we are still early in the stages, I can see that this report is more relevant than ever as we...

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Fred Rogers Center Names Early Career Research Fellow

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Kathleen (Katie) A. Paciga has been named Early Career Research Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes. The fellowship, in conjunction with the Technology and Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, will support the development of a report exploring key...

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Fred Rogers Center Kicks Off Digital Library Initiative

LATROBE, PA -- Tanya Baronti, left, digital media and learning project manager for the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, shared tips with Gilbert Cardenas, an early childhood educator interested in the Center’s new digital mentoring and lending partnership with the Westmoreland Library Network. Baronti and Cardenas were among the educators who attended...

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Staying Connected: October 2015

Throughout my life I have been very fortunate to be at the right place at the right time. I will say it again as I raise two young children and have the incredible good fortune to work at the Fred Rogers Center. You can't help but feel inspired by Fred's words and actions. Working with and meeting some of the most...

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