ERIC Number: ED413993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Child Care Partnership Workshop Guide.
Family Communications, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
This workshop guide and its accompanying videotape are intended to help early childhood caregivers learn about using the "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" television program interactively and effectively in child care settings. The workshop guide provides preparation instructions, and scripts for three workshops of increasing length: basic, basic plus a communication activity, and basic plus play activity. The workshops incorporate both the accompanying videotape and the "Mr. Rogers' Plan and Play Book". Workshop background materials such as journal articles and a workshop evaluation form are included, as is an outline of the accompanying videotape, "Extending 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood' to Child Care." The 60-minute videotape is divided into three parts. The first, on television, children, and child care explores the use of quality television and its impact on children's learning, and includes segments from the television program. The second part of the videotape covers themes and format, and traces the evolution of the program and Fred Rogers' involvement with children's television, as well as how the program's consistency, content, pace, and respect for children influence both providers and children. The third part of the videotape provides an overview of the "Plan and Play Book" and discussion of how the book was used successfully in one pilot setting. Segments from the "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Program" are included throughout the videotape. (HTH)
Descriptors: Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Instructional Materials, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Programming (Broadcast), Teacher Workshops, Workshops
Family Communications, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; phone: 412-687-2990; fax: 412-687-1226 (60-minute VHS videotape, "Extending Mister Rogers' Neighborhood to Child Care," accompanies guide).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Westinghouse Foundation, Pittsburgh, PA.
Authoring Institution: Family Communications, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.