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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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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Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News

Whenever there’s tragedy in the news, like the recent shootings in Pittsburgh and California, I worry about how young children interpret (and misinterpret) what they hear -- not only from the news but also from the conversations of the adults around them. And I’m concerned that we get tangled in our own emotional reactions, and that makes the news even...

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