Special Events


Educators’ Neighborhood


We are launching Educators’ Neighborhood: Learning and Growing Together, a place for educators to learn from and with each other inspired by the life and work of Fred Rogers. We will grow an expanded community of educators to study episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, read from the Fred Rogers Center Archive, and generate new ideas together connected with our daily practice with young children. To learn more, including information on how to sign up, click here.


“The Difference We Make” — How Simple Everyday Interactions in Early Childhood are Critical for Children


Join Early Childhood Investigations for this free webinar with Dr. Dana Winters and Dr. Junlei Li, on Thursday, October 10, at 2 PM EST.


In 1983, Fred Rogers delivered his first keynote address for the National Association for the Education of Young Children, where he asked the audience, “Do you ever wonder if you have made a difference?” More than three decades later, that question continues to resonate among many early childhood educators.


This webinar is a reflection and discussion of what it means to make a difference in today’s early care and education contexts. Presenters Dana Winters, Ph.D., from the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media, and Junlei Li, Ph.D., from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, will discuss:


  • What does making a difference look like in simple, everyday teacher-child interactions?
  • What enhances or limits our ability to recognize the impact we make?
  • How do we help each other to appreciate and grow the kind of practices that make a positive impact on children and families?


To register, click here.