Author: FRC

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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Fred Rogers Center March Newsletter 2021

It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Joanne Rogers, who passed away in January. She was an inspiration to us here at the Fred Rogers Center and she brought joy and laughter with her visits and her commitment to carrying forward the legacy of her loving husband, Fred Rogers. I’ve been enjoying rereading pages in Maxwell...

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Fred Rogers Center December Newsletter

As we enter this holiday season, we hope that each of you will find ways to express gratitude to those around you - children, family, friends, co-workers, the helpers in our communities, and people who may seem like strangers to you. We all have something to contribute and looking for the ways that others contribute to our well-being is one...

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Fred Rogers Center October Newsletter

Wherever you are, I am sure that you have not experienced a “back-to-school” autumn quite like this one.  We offer sincere gratitude to all of you---parents, caregivers, teachers, support workers, neighbors, and others who are helping children during this mix of face-to-face schooling and virtual gatherings. No matter how old our children are, they are facing disruptions that most of...

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Fred Rogers Center June Newsletter

We have had some challenging times these past few months and many requests from families and teachers about how best to support children during these periods of upset. Fred Rogers was always quick to respond in times of crisis with messages for children and families. He often said that children need to know that talking about their feelings, their questions, their...

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Fred Rogers Center April Newsletter

In 2014, internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the inaugural recipient of the Fred Rogers Center Legacy Award at Saint Vincent College. Yo-Yo Ma was a long-time friend of Fred Rogers, appearing twice on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood where he shared his music with Fred Rogers and television viewers. When Fred was quite ill before his death, Yo-Yo would call him...

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Saint Vincent College Professor, Wife Team Up to Edit “Mister Rogers and Philosophy: Wondering Through the Neighborhood

LATROBE, PA – Since 2000, Open Court Publishing’s series “Popular Culture and Philosophy” has examined the philosophical elements behind popular movies, television shows, books, artists and more, with its 130-book series including editions on “Seinfeld,” “The Simpsons,” “Harry Potter,” Bruce Springsteen, “Star Wars” and “The Twilight Zone,” among others. Thanks to a member of the Saint Vincent College faculty, the series’...

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2019-20 Fred Rogers Scholars Announced

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has announced the 2019-20 class of Fred Rogers Scholars, students of Saint Vincent College who are interested in pursuing careers in educating and inspiring children by carrying on the legacy of Fred Rogers. The newest cohort includes Myrissa Donaldson, a theology major from West Middlesex; James...

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Simple Interactions Honored as an Innovation in Education

The Fred Rogers Center is proud to be a part of the HundrEDorg’s Spotlight on Pittsburgh. Dr. Dana Winters, Director of Simple Interactions and Academic Programs was at the celebration recognizing the 12 most innovative approaches and programs in the region. HundrED just released a comprehensive report and videos featuring Simple Interactions! Download the report at HundrED.org/Pittsburgh. You may also visit...

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