The Lasting Legacy of Fred Rogers
Hi, I’m Steve Adubato. No, we are not in a studio in New Jersey or in New York. We’re all the way up here in Vermont. This is Shelburne, Vermont. We’re actually at this historic, iconic, beautiful location. This is Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. We are here for a series of very important interviews. Interviews about child care. Interviews about early childhood development. This is an event sponsored by the Turrell Fund. The Turrell Fund Day for Children. The theme is the importance of love in early childhood. That importance of love, that message of love about children, for children, comes from Fred Rogers. Fred Rogers on PBS debuted in 1968. 51 years later, those of us in public broadcasting, still trying to talk about issues that matter to children. That’s what Right From the Start NJ is all about. So you’re about to see a series of interviews from a whole range of interviews we’ve conducted up here in Vermont. Why Vermont? They’re seen as a national model in terms of early childhood education, child care, advocacy for our children. So we’re up here in Shelburne, Vermont. This is Right From the Start NJ. And this is programming you can’t afford to miss. Doctor Junlei Li, who is a senior lecturer in early childhood education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, also a Senior Fellow at Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media.
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