Digital Media & Learning

Professional Development

Early childhood educators require training to develop the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to effectively use technology and digital media in their practice. Without it, expensive devices can often be untouched or underused. We are dedicated to bringing affordable, accessible, high-quality training to early childhood educators, regardless of their level of technological expertise.


In collaboration with the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC), the PA Key, and the Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL), the Fred Rogers Center offers trainings to meet the needs of educators. Topics include digital media literacy, evaluating program technology readiness, family engagement, identifying exemplary uses of technology, using technology to support social and emotional development, selecting apps and other resources for the classroom, and developing technology policies.


Our approach to training is hands-on, with ample time provided to participants to use new technology, learn from peers, and engage in discussions about the role of technology in their practice.


For more information about receiving professional development for your program, please contact Tanya Smith at

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