Lessons in Early Learning from Austin, TX to Pittsburgh, PA
Shimira Williams shares reflections on her participating in SXSW EDU 2018 and how insights and questions from the event are shaping her work in early learning back home in Pittsburgh.
Guest Post: Let's Talk Technology & Young Children
Tanya Baronti of the Fred Rogers Center and Jordan Lippman of ISA Learning report on the ongoing conversation about the role of technology in early childhood learning.
STEM Has Roots in Early Childhood
Research shows that even the youngest brains are capable of beginning to understand STEM concepts, but only if they are given the opportunity to explore and discover.
Fred Rogers’ Legacy in the Digital Age
The Fred Rogers Center marks their 10th anniversary this week as media creators, scholars, educators, and advocates meet in Pittsburgh for the 2014 Fred Forward Conference. We spoke with the Center’s new executive director, Rick Fernandes, about their work to build the next generation of “Freds.”
How Museums and Libraries Are Creating Lifelong Learners
From acting as children’s first teachers to providing access to digital technologies, museums and libraries are a crucial part of early education.
At Clinton Global Initiative, an Alliance for Early Learning in the Digital Age
Unique partnerships at this year’s CGI America conference aim to support quality early childhood education and showcase Pittsburgh as an early learning innovation hub.
Experts Question Effects of Touch Screens on Child Development
This week saw the release of the Vinci Tab— the first high-tech tablet made just for toddlers. The rugged tablet is made to withstand all the damage a baby can inflict, while providing apps and games to teach early skills like counting, colors, and words. Early reviews are positive, but the Vinci has many experts […]