June 2021

Fred Rogers Center June Newsletter 2021

In 1982, I began working with Fred Rogers’ organization, Family Communications, Inc. as a child development consultant for an outreach project that included writing activity plans for teachers and family childcare providers to accompany the daily Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood television programs. What started as a three-month project ended up expanding to several years’ worth of follow-up activities that were correlated...

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Beautiful Gifts

School year 2020-21 was a year of wide-ranging and significant everything. Full of layered emotions and experiences existing between the ever-collapsing dichotomies of together-alone, 2D-3D, right-wrong, real-unreal, then-now, time-no time, nowhere-here. The stories we tell about our learnings of this time will be revealed as we take care to process and reflect together. What we think we’ve learned likely will be...

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Eric Carle – One of our favorite “neighbors”

I wonder if you, too, heard the sad news a few weeks ago about the death of Eric Carle, one of America’s most beloved children’s author-illustrators. Most early childhood professionals know him through his classic children’s books, like The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?  We were fortunate to get to know Eric Carle as a “neighbor” - and to...

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