May 2019

When We Trust in Teachers, Teachers Remember to Trust in Themselves

In December 2018, I wrote a piece entitled “Beechwood Kindergarteners Learn With Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Now five months later, this same group of children continues to watch a new episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood each week, selected by their teachers. Teachers select episodes based on something that has happened in school, something children are discussing or reading about, or because...

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FRC’s ‘Simple Interactions’ Garners Global Accolades

PITTSBURGH, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College’s Simple Interactions collaboration has been recognized as a world class program benefiting individuals who serve children and youth. The practice-focused, strengths-based approach to professional development was chosen during a recent focus on Pittsburgh as a leader in education.   Pittsburgh is the first U.S. city to have...

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Excela, Saint Vincent, Seton Hill Team Up To Provide Grief Counseling For Children

Childhood and death shouldn’t go together, but they often do. That stark reality is prompting a movement within Westmoreland County to increase services for children grieving the death of a loved one — whether from suicide, an opioid overdose or natural causes. “Our community was in great need,” said Maureen Ceidro, an Excela Health bereavement counselor. “There’s a lot of hurting hearts...

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‘1-4-3 Day’ Will Celebrate Mister Rogers’ Message of Love

The number 143 meant a lot to Fred Rogers, and not just because it’s the weight he maintained his entire adult life. It was one of many ways he said “I love you.” Representing the one letter in “I,” four in “love” and three in “you,” the number was a shorthand reminder of compassion. [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='Read More' icon_pack='font_awesome' fa_icon=''...

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Gov. Wolf to Honor Fred Rogers with ‘143 Day’ in Pennsylvania

If you don’t already know why the number 143 was so significant to Fred Rogers, then May 23 will be your day to learn. To get you up to speed, the beloved children’s show host loved the number because it was a sort of code for “I love you” — with one letter in “I,” four in “love,” and three...

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