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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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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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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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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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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