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 in the service of children’s learning and care (formal and informal educators, care providers, therapists, librarians, museum docents, tutors, coaches, and others).

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July 20-21, 2021

You’re invited to our inaugural Fred Rogers Center Educators’ Symposium where we will gather (online) to learn from the life and work of Fred Rogers and find ways to apply our learning into our practices with children, families, and educators.


This two-day learning experience, anchored in archival and community resources of the Fred Rogers Center, will be full of collaboration, stories, inspiration, and joy.


See the full agenda and register here. 


The application window for our 2021-22 cohort of educators is now closed. Please sign up for the Educators’ Neighborhood newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events, including the application window for the 2022-23 cohort.


Educators’ Neighborhood hosted a series of sharing sessions during the 2020-21 school year. During each session, we shared various episode clips from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and heard from a panel educators from our Educators’ Neighborhood learning community.


You may access recordings of these sessions HERE

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Learning with Everyday Materials

1 October 2020

35mm B&W film negative; folder 01, proof 021, neg 21; Mister Rogers' neighborhood: trolley museum shoot. Fred Rogers reclines with his legs crossed and his arm beneath his head on the bench of a trolley.

The Importance of Slowing Down

1 December 2020

35mm color film negative; folder 02-05, neg sleeve 125053-3C27, neg 05; Life Magazine shoot: WQED studio. Fred Rogers examines several measures of music written on a chalkboard in Negri's Music Shop on the set of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Music and Sounds

4 February 2021

35mm b&w film negative gelatin silver; folder 03-00, proof yyrr, neg 04a; shoot: Study QED. "2000/2001? Various". Fred Rogers reads through some papers while sitting on a couch lined with toys and stuffed animals.

More Than Just One Thing

18 March 2021

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Growing Curiosity with Mister Rogers: An Interactive Session

Part of Remake Learning Days

11 May 2021

35mm color film negative; folder 02-07, neg sleeve 05C09, neg 03a; Life Magazine shoot: Nantucket, Crooked House with neighbors and wife. Fred Rogers sits on the fence surrounding the Crooked House with his wife Joanne's arm around his shoulder.


20 May 2021

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