Fred Rogers Center Announces New Community Outreach

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College was awarded a Remake Learning Grant from The Sprout Fund to support a new student-driven community outreach program. Incubator 143, the student research and development lab at the Fred Rogers Center, recently launched the Neighborhood Music Visits program. The program provides young children with...

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Saint Vincent College Rogers Center To Celebrate Fred Fest March 14-19

LATROBE, PA – In honor of the 88th anniversary of the late Fred Rogers’ birthday on March 20, Saint Vincent College students and faculty will be celebrating his legacy with a series of events called Fred Fest during the week of March 14 to 19. Area residents, especially children, have been invited to participate as all events and activities are...

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Study Finds Early Childhood Education Not Reliant On Classroom Technology

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College contributed to a new report “Technology in the Lives of Educators and Early Childhood Programs: Trends in Access, Use and Professional Development from 2012 to 2014,” announced executive director Rick Fernandes. The study, conducted by Northwestern University’s Center on Media and Human Development in...

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Fred Rogers Center Names Early Career Research Fellow

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Kathleen (Katie) A. Paciga has been named Early Career Research Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes. The fellowship, in conjunction with the Technology and Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute, will support the development of a report exploring key...

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Fred Rogers Center Kicks Off Digital Library Initiative

LATROBE, PA -- Tanya Baronti, left, digital media and learning project manager for the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, shared tips with Gilbert Cardenas, an early childhood educator interested in the Center’s new digital mentoring and lending partnership with the Westmoreland Library Network. Baronti and Cardenas were among the educators who attended...

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Fred Rogers Center Names First Pittsburgh Community Fellow

Latrobe, PA – Shimira Williams has been named the first Community Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, it was announced by executive director, Rick Fernandes. Williams joins the Fred Rogers Center to work on micro-credentialing for early childhood educators. Through this project, Williams will create a small pilot program focused on digital badges as...

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Fred Rogers Center Early Career Fellow Creates App

LATROBE, PA – The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College has launched ChromaKids, a new free iPad app for children and families to nurture children’s ability to connect and develop relationships through a visual arts activity. This app was designed through the Fred Rogers Center Early Career Fellows program. Brian Puerling, the Early Career Fellow creator of...

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Fred Rogers Center’s Michael Robb Contributes To Journal Article

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Michael Robb, director of digital learning and research at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College, co-authored an article, “Putting Education in ‘Educational’ Apps: Lessons from the Science of Learning” in the current issue (vol. 16, no. 1, April 13, 2015) of Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a unique journal featuring...

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SVC Professor To Speak At Month Of The Young Child Event

LATROBE, PA – Dr. Junlei Li, co-director and associate professor of early learning and children’s media at the Fred Rogers Center, will present the keynote address for the Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children (PAEYC) Month of the Young Child celebration dinner at the Carnegie Museum of Art on Wednesday, April 29. The annual celebration hosted by PAEYC will honor all early...

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Fred Rogers Center Announces Partnership With TEC Center At Erikson Institute

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College will formally partner with the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at the Erikson Institute in Chicago to release an inaugural report on technology and interactive media for young children, it was announced by Rick Fernandes, executive director of the Rogers Center. Beginning in 2016, the Rogers Center and the...

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