Author: FRC

Staying Connected: June 2015

Despite classes being out, June has been a remarkably busy month for us. Our Center's Co-Director, Dr. Junlei Li, spent the early part of this month in China building a partnership with the China Welfare Institute at the Soong Ching Ling Child Development Center. Through this collaboration, Junlei will integrate his Simple Interactions approach to support child development in urban and rural China. The programmatic work will...

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Staying Connected: May 2015

As you take a deep dive into the Fred Rogers Archive, one thing becomes apparent—the power of human connection was very important to Fred. Fred Rogers Center Co-director Junlei Li, Ph.D., has written about the importance of relationships in the past, and has partnered with organizations in Pittsburgh to create a professional development tool to identify simple interactions and grow them...

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SVC Professor To Speak At Month Of The Young Child Event

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Junlei Li, co-director and associate professor of early learning and children’s media at the Fred Rogers Center, will present the keynote address for the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) Month of the Young Child celebration dinner at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 29. The annual celebration hosted by PAEYC will honor all early...

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Fred Rogers Center Announces Partnership With TEC Center At Erikson Institute

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College will formally partner with the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at the Erikson Institute in Chicago to release an inaugural report on technology and interactive media for young children, it was announced by Rick Fernandes, executive director of the Rogers Center. Beginning in 2016, the Rogers Center and the...

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Staying Connected: April 2015

Spring has finally arrived here at the Fred Rogers Center, and with it Month of the Young Child and a wonderful new partnership. We are very pleased to announce that we will be joining with the TEC Center at Erikson Institute to release an inaugural report on technology and interactive media for young children. The technology and interactive media report will build on the recommendations of the...

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Fred Rogers Center Names Sharapan PNC Grow Up Great Senior Fellow

LATROBE, PA – Hedda Sharapan, L.H.D., has been named PNC Grow Up Great Senior 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. Sharapan joins the Center to work on a special initiative to analyze audio recordings of conversations between Fred Rogers and the late Dr. Margaret McFarland, an...

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SVC To Celebrate ‘Fred Fest’ March 16-21

LATROBE, PA – In honor of the 87th anniversary of the late Fred Rogers’ birthday on March 20, Saint Vincent College students and faculty will be celebrating his life with a new series of events called Fred Fest during the week of March 16 to 21 and invite area residents, especially children, to participate. All events and activities are free and open to...

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Staying Connected: March 2015

As we celebrate the birth of Fred Rogers on March 20, it is very easy to understand why people would remember a beloved television icon, but his birthday is also cause to celebrate his devotion to the well-being of children. He was interested in the inner life of the child long before he realized his dream of creating a television program. While Fred was a student...

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SVC Rogers Center Plans Conference for Early Childhood Educators

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College is partnering with the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) to present a mini conference entitled “Click, Swipe, Scroll: Teaching in the Digital Age” on Monday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus...

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SVC Rogers Scholars Plan Sweater Drive

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Scholars at Saint Vincent College are hosting a sweater drive now through March 20 in honor of Fred Rogers’ birthday. Gently-used sweaters are being accepted at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent. This year’s sweater drive is part of the Scholars’ community service initiatives. Members of the Fred Rogers...

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