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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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Fred Rogers Center Names First Pittsburgh Community Fellow

Latrobe, PA – Shimira Williams has been named the first Community 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. Williams joins the Fred Rogers Center to work on micro-credentialing for early childhood educators. Through this project, Williams will create a small pilot program focused on digital badges as...

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Fred Rogers Center Early Career Fellow Creates App

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has launched ChromaKids, a new free iPad app for children and families to nurture children’s ability to connect and develop relationships through a visual arts activity. This app was designed through the Fred Rogers Center Early Career Fellows program. Brian Puerling, the Early Career Fellow creator of...

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Fred Rogers Center’s Michael Robb Contributes To Journal Article

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Michael Robb, director of digital learning and research at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, co-authored an article, “Putting Education in ‘Educational’ Apps: Lessons from the Science of Learning” in the current issue (vol. 16, no. 1, April 13, 2015) of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a unique journal featuring...

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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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