Author: FRC

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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Staying Connected and Welcoming Spring

Greetings from the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. There are beginning signs of spring as the snow and ice melts around us. Spring brings a period of regrowth to dormant trees, plants, and shrubs surrounding the Center and a steady continued growth to the evergreens outside our windows. Our “evergreen” activities at the Center are thriving...

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Saint Vincent College’s Fred Rogers Center Announces Collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Education

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and the Saul Zaentz Early Education Initiative at Harvard College’s Graduate School of Education have announced a three-year collaboration focused on extending and deepening their work together in the service of ensuring that all children have high-quality early- learning experiences. The lead initiative of...

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Fred Rogers Scholars to Host Documentary Screening

LATROBE, PA – In honor of Fred Rogers’ birthday month, the Fred Rogers Scholars program at Saint Vincent College will host a screening of the documentary film “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 25, in the Fred M. Rogers Center. The screening is a capstone to a weeklong campus celebration entitled “Fred Forever,” which is...

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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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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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Comforting Our Neighbors

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College extends our deepest sympathy to those affected by the tragic events in Squirrel Hill on Saturday. ...

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New Beginnings

Mid-Autumn marks the traditional time of celebrating harvests around the world. For weeks and months now, each of us at the Center has been struck by the way Fred’s legacy has borne fruit more than half a century after it had begun. Along with our “older sibling,” Fred Rogers Productions, we have supported the development of the documentary “Won’t...

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Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

Summer is under way, and our students are on break. A gentle quietness has returned to the campus at Saint Vincent College, home of the Fred Rogers Center. It’s been a time of reflection for me as I deal with my post-cancer treatment. First, I want to give you a quick update on my health. I recently had my first...

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Happy 90th Birthday Fred Rogers

For many of our regular readers, you know that one of my favorite social media features is “On this Day,” which is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on past years with my family. Today, I get to share a significant milestone with you. On this day, March 20, 1928, Fred McFeely Rogers was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. As arguably one...

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