Resources

At the Fred Rogers Institute, we love the opportunity to share what we learn from the life and legacy of Fred Rogers. Our resources are developed from research into our Archive, and are created to ask new questions and continue to bring Fred’s work into our lives today with children. Take a look around, there is something for everyone!

When we trust in teachers, teachers remember to trust in themselves

When we trust in teachers, teachers remember to trust in themselves

In December 2018, I wrote a piece entitled "Beechwood Kindergarteners Learn With Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." Now five months later, this same group of children continues to watch a new episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood each week, selected by their teachers.

When Someone a Child Loves gets Divorced or Separated

When Someone a Child Loves gets Divorced or Separated

A guide from the Fred Rogers Institute for supporting children through divorce and separation.

Living Our Questions

Living Our Questions

Fred Rogers loved questions. And he loved inviting YOU to ask questions about anything and everything.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Today: Learning from Educators in the Neighborhood

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Today: Learning from Educators in the Neighborhood

The 2019-20 school year is in full swing and educators who are part of the Fred Rogers Center's Educators' Neighborhood have been selecting and playing episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for their young students since September.

Key Messages of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs

Key Messages of the NAEYC/Fred Rogers Center Position Statement on Technology and Interactive Media in Early Childhood Programs

A summary of key highlights from the 2012 joint position statement from NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Institute on technology and interactive media in early childhood programs.

Plant One Seed - Grow Two Lessons

Plant One Seed - Grow Two Lessons

May 2022: Welcome to springtime - the "growing season!" Many teachers are using this time of year to offer a science lesson about "growing" by planting seeds. It's a great way to help children see first-hand what a seed needs in order to grow into a plant - soil, water, light.

Remote Learning Lessons from Mister Rogers

Remote Learning Lessons from Mister Rogers

"As schools search for ways to educate children this school year, my heart reminds me to slow down to notice for what's already here. We have a beautiful example of how to inspire joyful, curious learning through a screen. That example is Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."

Family Engagement: For Helpers

Family Engagement: For Helpers

A guide for educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life as you establish relationships with families. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Being a Helper

Being a Helper

February 2022: I think we'd all agree that being helpful is one of the social skills that we want to support in young children. But we don't always get the response we want when we ask, "Will you help me?" Researchers at the University of California, San Diego showed us there's another way.

Fred Rogers' Six Basic Necessities of Learning

Fred Rogers' Six Basic Necessities of Learning

In 1983, Fred Rogers and Barry Head considered the question - what do children need in order to learn? In Mister Rogers Talks with Parents, they introduced these six basic necessities of learning.

From Foundations of Trust

From Foundations of Trust

As Educators' Neighborhood moves into its fifth year of educators learning together inspired by the life and work of Fred Rogers, I've been reflecting on the core of this work, it's essential through-line, the heart of it.

Fred Rogers: A Legacy of Caring

Fred Rogers: A Legacy of Caring

Maxwell King considers many of the early experiences and early caregivers that formed Fred Rogers' life and the legacy he left behind.

Hope from the Helpers of the Educators' Neighborhood

Hope from the Helpers of the Educators' Neighborhood

Our educators of the neighborhood were in full swing in their classrooms in March, ready with next episodes of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to play, and creative ideas to try out with their students. Then, schools closed. Now, they remain closed. In challenging times, Fred Rogers is often quoted saying something he lear

The Difference We Make: The Importance of Simple, Everyday Interactions in Early Childhood

The Difference We Make: The Importance of Simple, Everyday Interactions in Early Childhood

In this episode of the Early Childhood Investigations Webinar series, Dr. Winters and Dr. Li provide an overview of the Simple Interactions work as a response to Fred Rogers' question to the early childhood profession: "Did you ever wonder if you have made a difference?" This free webinar is generously hosted and share

What Do You Notice?

What Do You Notice?

Press play on any episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and you'll find yourself invited to slow down and notice something. Settle in, take your time, look carefully, listen deeply.

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