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!

Fred Rogers' Methodology of Beingness

Fred Rogers' Methodology of Beingness

I recently read a description of strong relationships as those built on a foundation where each person potentiates the other. I love thinking of potential in this practice-based way.

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.

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

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.

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.

Relationships in the Presence of Technology: For Educators

Relationships in the Presence of Technology: For Educators

Educators often wonder how to navigate the many demands of using technology in their classroom. Here are some ideas to consider as you incorporate technology in your classroom.

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer: A booklist

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer: A booklist

A librarian-curated booklist for children facing a loved one's cancer diagnosis.

Family Engagement: For Families of Children with Disabilities

Family Engagement: For Families of Children with Disabilities

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

Beautiful Gifts

Beautiful Gifts

School year 2020-21 was a year of wide-ranging and significant everything. Full of layered emotions and experiences existing between the ever-collapsing dichotomies of together-alone, 2D-3D, right-wrong, real-unreal, then-now, time-no time, nowhere-here.

Family Engagement: For Families

Family Engagement: For Families

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

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

The Power of "I Don't Know"

The Power of "I Don't Know"

The importance of wonder and asking questions is nothing new to educators. Early Childhood educators especially, know how to allow opportunities for children's "why?" and "how?" and "hmm..." and "oh, my!"

Talking to Children about Difficult Things in the News

Talking to Children about Difficult Things in the News

During times of tragedy and difficulty in the news, it can be difficult to know whether and how to talk to children about what is happening in their world. In this resource we offer ideas and support for guiding children through news about difficult current events.

Family Engagement: For Helpers during COVID-19

Family Engagement: For Helpers during COVID-19

A guide for educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life in establishing relationships with families, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Fred Rogers Institute December 2021 Newsletter

Fred Rogers Institute December 2021 Newsletter

As the holiday "season of giving" continues, this message seemed to strike a chord with many helpers - educators, caregivers, parents, grandparents, and more. In just two hours, the message was viewed and shared over 10,000 times. Maybe it was a reminder many of us needed this holiday season? ...

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