Educators’ Neighborhood is a community of educators who learn together inspired from the life and work of Fred Rogers. We study episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, read from the Fred Rogers Center archive, and connect ideas to our daily practice with young children.


We define “educator” broadly to include all helpers who work directly with children, youth, families, or adults who care for children, youth, and families (formal and informal educators, care providers, therapists, librarians, museum docents, tutors, coaches, and others).

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Thank you for your interest in applying to be part of our next cohort of Educators’ Neighborhood for the 2022-23 school year. Below, you will find brief descriptions and applications for each of our Educators’ Neighborhood opportunities.


All applications must be submitted by May 22, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. EST.


All Educators Application (Virtual with a Hybrid Option)

The goal of this group is to learn from the work of Fred Rogers and other educators to inform everyday practice. This will include opportunities to participate in our Online Community discussion platform and present to other educators in the community. Participants will attend monthly whole community and small group meetings, three community convenings, and have free admission to the Educators’ Symposium in July 2023.


Leaders Application (Virtual)

The goal of this group is to learn from the work of Fred Rogers and other leaders to inform your leadership practice. This includes participation in our Online Community discussion platform, joining monthly virtual small group and whole group meetings, attending three virtual community convenings with opportunities to present, and free admission to the Educators’ Symposium in July 2023.


Educators’ Neighborhood will host another series of webinars during the 2021-22 school year. During each session, we’ll grow a conversation around a theme as we watch episode clips of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and hear from a panel of educators from our Educators’ Neighborhood learning community.


All events are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Everyone who registers will receive a link to the recording.


If you’d like to access a recording of a previous Community Sharing Event, including events from the 2020-21 school year, please email us to make a request:


Previous Session Topics: 


More Than Just One Thing

Music and Sounds

The Importance of Slowing Down

Learning with Everyday Materials


Back to School

22 September 2021

6:00-7:30 PM, EST

35mm color film negative; folder 02-05, neg sleeve 125053-3C29, neg 22a; Life Magazine shoot: Dominoes. Fred Rogers and another man reset a grand domino design that was knocked over in Negri's Music Shop on the set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.


10 November 2021

6:00-7:30 PM, EST

File from untitled disc "2008-03-26" file named "order007."  Neg originates from : 35mm color film negative; folder 02-07, neg sleeve 05C10, neg 09A; Life Magazine shoot: Nantucket, Crooked House with neighbors and wife. Fred Rogers stands on a Nantucket beach with the tide at his feet, holding his socks and sneakers.

Silence and Solitude

12 January 2022

6:00-7:30 PM, EST

35mm b&w film negative gelatin silver; folder 06-00, proof 9710-3s5, neg 31;  shoot: Heros Project, Navajo Teacher. "9710 3/5". Fred Rogers and a teacher smile and sit on the stairs at Mesa Elementary School while a group of children stand behind them.


16 March 2022

6:00-7:30 PM, EST

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Communities of Practice

Grounded in the Teachings

of Fred Rogers

19 May 2022

6:00-7:00 PM, EST

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The Fred Rogers Center welcomes a new cohort of educators into our Educators’ Neighborhood community each school year and continues collaboration with educators of previous cohort years. Look who is part of our community in 2021-22:


  • 67 educators from 25 of the United States and 6 other countries (new 2021-22 cohort)
  • 17 educational leaders (special pilot cohort for 2021-22)
  • 5 inquiry educators (from previous cohort years)
  • 5 undergraduate pre-service teachers from St. Vincent College
  • 22 other educators (from previous cohorts)


Please sign up for the Educators’ Neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming opportunities, including the application window for the 2022-23 cohort.

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Five educators will study with Fred Rogers Center Archivist, Emily Uhrin, during the 2021-22 school year to pursue inquiry questions connecting the work of Fred Rogers to their practice with children and families.


Inquiry Educators, pictured from left to right: Erin Dolan, Renata Capozzoli, LeeAnne Kreuger, Molly Ouchis, Sierra Dinges

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