February 2015

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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With App, Kids Can Communicate Through Art

“Early career” is not a phrase you’d readily apply to an educator whose work has brought him to locales as diverse as Chicago, Florida, and New Zealand, and who’s authored one book, with another one in the works. But Brian Puerling, the director of education technology at Chicago’s Catherine Cook School, has done all of the above. At age 32,...

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The Role of Rigor in Kindergarten

It seems every week, there’s another story about the benefits of early education or how investing in high-quality early childhood programs pays off. And President Obama’s recent 2016 budget proposal included a 10-year, $75 billion universal preschool request. But as a recent story in Education Week explained, there’s no real consensus on what a regular day in a kindergarten classroom should...

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Staying Connected: February 2015

I often tell visitors to the Center that our greatest asset is having the Fred Rogers Archive. The Archive is what guides us in everything we develop, and how we approach complex issues before us. Our other tremendous strength is being based at a small liberal arts institution, Saint Vincent College, with students who are actively engaged and interested in carrying on Fred's legacy through their...

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