November 2018

Gratitude and Goodness

Greetings to all of you as the first snow falls in Fred Rogers’ Neighborhood! I am delighted and very grateful to be in this new position of Interim Executive Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College here in Fred Rogers’ hometown of Latrobe. We continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

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Thanksgiving: Sharing a Priceless Gift

Thanksgiving Day is one of the most important days of the year for my family. All of my mother’s relatives come over to spend the afternoon and evening with my parents, brother, and me. Every one of my Thanksgivings has been at my parents’ house, and the flow of the day is the same every year. There is a level...

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Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News

Whenever there’s tragedy in the news, like the recent shootings in Pittsburgh and California, I worry about how young children interpret (and misinterpret) what they hear -- not only from the news but also from the conversations of the adults around them. And I’m concerned that we get tangled in our own emotional reactions, and that makes the news even...

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New Program to Help Grief-Stricken Children in Westmoreland County

From school shootings to last month’s synagogue shooting, drug overdoses to the war casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, the reality of death is never far away from children. When Excela Health Home Care & Hospice started exploring ways to help grieving children, it turned to the man who once devoted an entire episode of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to the death...

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New Partnership to Serve Bereaved Children and Families is Announced

Latrobe, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, Excela Health and Seton Hill University will commemorate a new partnership to serve bereaved children and their families in Westmoreland County. On November 13, 2018, beginning at 11:30 AM in the Fred M. Rogers Building, the partners will host a press conference to unveil the brochure “When...

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