OUR INITIATIVES

We aspire to help children grow on the inside, learn through relationships,

and give meaning to technology.

SIMPLE INTERACTIONS

Reaffirming the importance of human interactions in children’s lives

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DIGITAL MEDIA & LEARNING

Ensuring that technology use complements children’s social interactions and play

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ARCHIVEOLOGY

Discovering the best answers to the “why” and “how” inside Fred’s work

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IN THE ARCHIVE

From the neighborhood trolley to handwritten notes by Fred,
the Fred Rogers Archive contains more than 16,000 items essential to the work we do.

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FRED BY THE NUMBERS

1999
THE YEAR

he was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame

143
FRED'S WEIGHT

every day

5
AGE

Fred started playing piano

26858
THE ASTEROID

number that was named MISTERROGERS

LATEST NEWS

Discover the latest news, events, and resources from the Fred Rogers Center.

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    Staying Connected December 2016

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    I Wish You Gifts of Time

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ABOUT FRED

Learn more about the man, the show, and the legacy of Fred Rogers.

EARLY LIFE
EARLY LIFE

Fred’s years growing up in the small town of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, surrounded by family and friends, helped to shape what was to become his life’s work.

MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD
MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD

Fred knew that children’s television had the potential to be more than entertainment—it could meet young viewers’ developmental needs.

QUOTES
QUOTES

This inspiring collection of quotes captures Fred’s ability to touch and inspire people from all walks of life through his words of wisdom and universal kindness.

BEYOND THE NEIGHBORHOOD
BEYOND THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Fred was known for his creativity, kindness, spirituality, and commitment to the well-being of children. By comforting, educating, and influencing generations, Fred redefined the concept of “neighbor.”

Fred Rogers at the shoreline