Using WORD PLAY to discover vocabulary at the bus stop. / photo: Sam Boese

As the home of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, Pittsburgh has been a leader in children’s media for more than half a century. Today, researchers, educators, and media producers are working together to understand how early childhood education is changing in the digital age.

Mindful of the legacy of Fred Rogers, Pittsburgh provides our youngest children with the best opportunities to live, learn, and play. Within today’s rapidly changing technology and media milieu, Mister Rogers’ directive to “Think of the
Children First,” is more important than ever before.