The minor in Children’s Studies at Saint Vincent College is an interdisciplinary program of study inspired by the work of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. The minor seeks to enhance students’ understanding of children from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, providing students with a broad-based examination of childhood grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts.


Students who complete the minor take courses in child development, children and media, and complete a project in children’s studies based on their learning and their interests. The minor offers a variety of elective credits, including a seminar, “What Would Fred Rogers Do?” that gives students the opportunity to dive into the Fred Rogers Archive, learn from Fred’s legacy, and consider its application in their own lives and work.