ABOUT THE CENTER

ABOUT THE CENTER

Established in 2003 to carry forward Fred Rogers’ important legacy, the Center is the official home of the Fred Rogers Archive as well as a straightforward, understanding, and compassionate voice for the healthy development of children.

We work to extend the legacy of Fred Rogers to today’s generation of children and the adults who love and care for them – or, as Fred called them, “the helpers.” Our Initiatives focus on helping the helpers as they care for, educate, and raise children.

An important vision in the founding of the Center was to provide learning and growth Opportunities for Students at our home of Saint Vincent College who will go on to work with and for children in their careers. In our work around digital media and learning we seek to help adults understand how to use technology well in the service of children, and how to ensure technology does not take the place of the essential human interactions and relationships in a child’s life. Through Simple Interactions, we help children’s helpers to recognize the deep value of and grow in their interactions with children.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CENTER

Fred Rogers smiling
OUR MISSION

Read about our missions, beliefs, and the core values that drive our work

Fred Rogers with Lady Fairchild
HISTORY

Learn how the Fred Rogers Center came to be, and how we have grown

Family and friends picnic shoot. Portrait of Fred Rogers with a big smile.
OUR PEOPLE

Meet the dedicated individuals who drive our work

35mm B&W film negative; folder 01, proof 05, neg 36A; Family and friends picnic shoot. Fred Rogers sits on the grass with a young grandchild.
VISIT THE EXHIBIT

Engage with the life and legacy of Fred Rogers in our on-site exhibit.