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!

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.

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.

Can We Play That Love Song Again?

Can We Play That Love Song Again?

"A child was having a hard day, slumped in the corner of a classroom, shirt pulled over his head. He poked out of his shirt to yell to the teacher across the room who was engaged with the other children in the class: Hey, can we play that love song again?"

Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8

Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8

A joint position statement, adopted in January 2012, of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children's Media at Saint Vincent College, intended to provide guidance to those working in early childhood education programs.

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer

When you need to talk to a child about cancer, whether it is your own diagnosis or someone else's, you may wonder how to best share this hard news.

Family Engagement: For Families and Helpers

Family Engagement: For Families and Helpers

A guide for families and helpers in establishing relationships with one another as you partner on caring for and educating a child. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Talking with Children about COVID-19

Talking with Children about COVID-19

In Spring 2020, we shared considerations for talking with children about the novel coronavirus that was rapidly and drastically changing life as we knew it.

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 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.

What do you DO with the mad that you feel?

What do you DO with the mad that you feel?

June 2022: It was 1968 when Fred introduced us to his song, "What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel." That was over fifty years ago, and the messages of that song are as needed today as ever. Fred knew how important it is to help children learn to deal with their angry feelings. But in his song he wasn't ...

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

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

Relationships in the Presence of Technology: For Families

Relationships in the Presence of Technology: For Families

Caregivers often wonder how to use and balance technology with their children. Here are some ideas to consider with your family as you navigate what technology looks like in your home.

Don't Forget the Fun

Don't Forget the Fun

September 2021: In the midst of all we've been going through in this pandemic time, I've thought about something that Helen Ross, a noted children and family mental health specialist, told Fred...

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.

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