Children’s Television Veteran Named Executive Director of Fred Rogers Center

Richard Fernandes has been named executive director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, according to an announcement by Br. Norman W. Hipps, O.S.B., president. The appointment becomes effective Jan. 1. Fernandes succeeds Rita Catalano, who is retiring at the end of the month after 25 years at Saint Vincent. She has served as an administrator...

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Learning Innovation: Apps for the Tiniest of Toddlers?

Once upon a time, about fours year ago, apps were something you served before a meal. Today we can barely imagine life without handy digital tools that put a world of information at our fingertips. There are apps for the weather, directions and entertainment, even tools to teach the youngest, down to the tiniest of mobile users. Mobile applications for early...

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Fred Rogers Center Executive Director receives SVC “Projektenmacher” Award

LATROBE, PA – Rita Catalano, executive director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children‟s Media, was named the third annual winner of Saint Vincent College‟s Projektenmacher Award in recognition of her creative initiatives that, in the spirit of Saint Vincent founder Boniface Wimmer, “have made a valuable difference to the campus community through creativity, imagination and vision.”...

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SVC Professor Starting Student Research and Development Group

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Junlei Li, left, Associate Professor for Early Learning and Children’s Media at the Fred Rogers Center, Saint Vincent College, has initiated a new student research and development group, Incubator 143. The group aims to incubate positive change for children’s development by integrating developmental science and communication. Li, who is also a professor of psychological science at...

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Joanne Rogers Guest “Student” at Saint Vincent College Psychology Class

Dr. Junlei Li, associate professor of psychology and faculty fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, welcomed Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Latrobe native Fred Rogers, as an honored guest “student” in his Childhood Development class on Sept. 12. Mrs. Rogers shared stories about her husband’s work with children for...

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Five SVC Freshmen Named Fred Rogers Scholars

As a Fred Rogers Scholar, each student will receive a renewable $2,500 scholarship and opportunities to network with scholars and industry leaders in early learning and children’s media.The Scholars Program, designed for students interested in pursuing careers involving children, early learning and media for young children, will introduce the students to the Fred Rogers Archive and its research capabilities, encourage them to participate...

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Author Paul Tough Next Speaker in Threshold Series Sept. 19

Best-selling author of How Children Succeed, Paul Tough will be the next presentation in the Saint Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. The lecture is being presented in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. Admission...

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Ele mentioned in new report from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

It is a pleasure to present Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners. This report issues a call to action: Now is the time for policy makers and practitioners to fully use the capacity of libraries and museums in their early learning efforts. This is critical because we must work together to reach the all-too-many children who are still left...

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Education Week: Virtual Learning for Little Ones Raises Developmental Questions

Given that the youngest schoolchildren are part of the touch-screen generation, the question of whether they're too wet behind the ears for online learning has shifted to a more complex concern: making sure the technology they're using in school is developmentally appropriate. In the Kyrene school district in Tempe, Ariz., which serves 18,000 students in kindergarten through 8th grade, educators first...

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Sprout Fund accepting applications for 2013-2014 Remake Learning Fellowships

Connected learning is an approach to education that advocates for broadened access to learning that is socially embedded, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or political opportunity. Connected learning is realized when a young person is able to pursue a personal interest or passion with the support of friends and caring adults, and is in turn able to link this...

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