Reflecting on Fred’s First NAEYC Keynote

As I'm getting ready to attend the Annual Conference of NAEYC (the National Association for the Education of Young Children), I've been thinking about the first time I was there. It was 1983, and not only was I presenting my first workshop at a national conference, but I also had the privilege of watching Fred inspire an audience of thousands...

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Fred Rogers Center Names Early Career Research Fellow

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Kathleen (Katie) A. Paciga has been named Early Career Research 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. The fellowship, in conjunction with the Technology and Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, will support the development of a report exploring key...

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Face of Addiction, Face of Hope

Note from Dr. Junlei Li, Co-Director and Associate Professor: This blog post is written by Abbey Zorzi, an undergraduate psychology student at Saint Vincent College, the academic home of the Fred Rogers Center. Abbey was in my Child Development class in the fall of 2014. In her class essays, she relayed tidbits of her powerful personal story about addiction and...

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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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What Nourishes the Imagination?

“Imagining something may be the first step in making it happen,” Fred wrote, “but it takes the real time and real efforts of real people to learn things, make things, turn thoughts into deeds or visions into inventions.” At the start of the school year, we shared this whimsical illustration by the artist (and orthodontist!) Grant Snider on “how to grow...

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