Technology and Interactive Media for Young Children: A Whole Child Approach Connecting the Vision of Fred Rogers with Research and Practice

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The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College and the Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute are pleased to announce the release of their latest report, Technology and Interactive Media for Young Children: A Whole Child Approach Connecting the Vision of Fred Rogers with Research and Practice coauthored by Katie Paciga, PhD and Chip Donohue, PhD.
The report provides key findings and actionable steps to support whole child development in the digital age based on Fred Rogers’ six principles of learning readiness.

Read a series of blog posts on the report:


Katie Paciga, PhD is the first TEC Center at Erikson Institute and Fred Rogers Center Early Career Research Fellow. Her work summarizes research focused on technology, media, and child development since 2011, just prior to the release of the National Association for the Education of Young Children-Fred Rogers Center joint position statement.

Chip Donoue, PhD is the director TEC Center at Erikson Institute and Senior Fellow, Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College Learn more about Chip.