Feeding the Fish–A Special Kind of Daily Routine

We all know how important daily routines are in child care. But I’ve come to find out that some routines have a special significance for children. Knowing the value of routines, Fred filled his Neighborhood program with so many of them – from the opening, coming through the door with his song, followed by his sweater and sneakers routine, introducing Make-Believe...

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Staying Connected June 2016

After a six-month search, the Fred Rogers Center is happy to announce the newest addition to our organization, Jeremy Boyle, M.F.A.  In his new position, as Assistant Professor of Learning, Media and Design, Jeremy will lead the Center in creating new initiatives on technology use in early childhood settings. Jeremy recently was resident artist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Community Robotics,...

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Inspiring Us to Be Playful with Art

I just came back from the Professional Development Institute of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children). What a great place to learn new ideas, have some “old” ideas confirmed, and connect with new friends and old friends! And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you come away from a session being so inspired by someone that you want to...

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Fred Rogers Center Announces New Community Outreach

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College was awarded a Remake Learning Grant from The Sprout Fund to support a new student-driven community outreach program. Incubator 143, the student research and development lab at the Fred Rogers Center, recently launched the Neighborhood Music Visits program. The program provides young children with...

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Plant One Seed — Grow Two Lessons

Welcome, springtime! It’s the “growing season” and a time when many teachers help children grow plants from seeds. That’s a great science lesson because children can see what a plant needs to grow – soil, water, light. But I’ve learned from Fred that there’s another lesson here, too, one that’s harder to see and harder to learn. That’s the lesson about...

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