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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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The Lasting Legacy of Fred Rogers

https://youtu.be/0tL0JZpuuzY 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...

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How Mister Rogers Became A Timeless Oracle of Parenting Wisdom

He is best known for what he meant to children. That was, after all, what Fred Rogers’s life and career were all about — every song he sang, every puppet he voiced, every considered word he spoke on his beloved television program, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Mister Rogers was for kids. But he was for parents, too. For the adults who...

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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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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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