“Be-Aware” of Halloween

When I was growing up, I loved dressing up in costumes for Halloween. But my Halloween memories don’t go back much earlier than when I was about 6 or 7 years old, and I’ll bet yours don’t either. For young children, Halloween can take on very different meanings. And depending on their temperament and developmental needs, some children in your care might...

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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xxIV4c9D3E&list=PL8C-W-HnT33rJ1uQTrqWl3MK4qL8NOQKm&index=10&fbclid=IwAR1wvs9WGioqdxpLhWs4cCJC-pha5DnvD16xoLXLF-6GhXTCs3jouElbHxs 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.  ...

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Strengthening Social Skills

“Kindergarten Social Skills Hold Key to Success.” That was the headline for a USA Today article a while ago about a 20-year study published in the American Journal of Public Health which followed more than 750 children. The researchers found that kindergarteners with the highest scores on “social competence” were more likely to graduate high school on time, earn a...

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