September 2015

Strengthening Social Skills

"Kindergarten Social Skills Hold Key to Success." That was the headline for a recent USA Today article about a 20-year study published in the American Journal of Public Health which followed more than 750 children. The researchers found that kindergarteners with the highest scores on "social competence" were more likely to graduate high school on time, earn a college degree and hold full-time jobs. Think about all the time and energy you...

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Fred Rogers Center Names First Pittsburgh Community Fellow

Latrobe, PA – Shimira Williams has been named the first Community 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. Williams joins the Fred Rogers Center to work on micro-credentialing for early childhood educators. Through this project, Williams will create a small pilot program focused on digital badges as...

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