Educators' Neighborhood

Educators' Neighborhood is a community of educators who learn together inspired from the life and work of Fred Rogers. We define "educator" broadly to include any adult who directly serves children, youth, families, and/or other educators. This year-long opportunity brings together a cohort of individuals from across the world who learn together, primarily through virtual meetings, and consider how to deepen their application of Fred Rogers' work and theory to their work with children.

Applications for the annual Educators’ Neighborhood cohort opens in the early spring. Sign up for the Educators' Neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming opportunities!

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Educators' Neighborhood includes:

  • Monthly virtual or in-person small-group meetings with educators working in similar contexts to discuss applying concepts from Fred's life and work to practice
  • Monthly whole-group virtual meetings to share and discuss a particular theme or participate in a presentation from a guest speaker
  • Opportunities to present and share learning applied to practice at a full-day virtual mid-year convening
  • Alumni opportunity to return for “Episode Talks” to deeply discuss episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
  • Multiple cohorts, including “Inquiry Educators” who work directly with the Archivist to pursue a topic of interest, and “Leader Educators” for administrators. If your work is in the care and education of children, there is a place in Educators’ Neighborhood for you!

Thank you to The Grable Foundation for their support for Educators’ Neighborhood!


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