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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

“As a preschooler in the late 70’s, Mr. Rogers was iconic to me and my generation. He instilled the idea of being kind, mindful, empathetic, thoughtful, and loving yourself. These same principles live on in the Emmy-winning Daniel Tigers’ Neighborhood which I was joyfully able to share with my own daughter. Daniel and his 4-year-old friends sing helpful songs to reinforce themes like respect, imagination, and social skills. I promise your children will never forget them, nor will you!  Check out some new adventures for Daniel and his friends this back-to-school season. ”

Katie McCarthy, M.Ed. 
IDEA Part B 619 Coordinator 
Early Education Team - Vermont Agency of Education 

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Katie McCarthy, M.Ed. , VT Agency of Education

Fall Resources

Go to PBS LearningMedia and check out Fall resources about caring for our community! 


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Teach Your Way - October

The world is full of possibilities and so are your students! Inspire their curiosity each day with the activities, printables, and videos available from and

Download this month's calendar of suggestions!

NEW Mister Chris and Friends videos

The latest videos from our popular Mister Chris and Friends series, are digital shorts that guide children and their families through special daily moments: waking up, brushing teeth, washing hands, cleaning up, and going to bed. This video shorts series welcomes Elephant, a new friend who joins Mister Chris for these activities. Each video has a new original song and features a peek into lives and routines in our community thanks to participation from viewers. 

“Routine helps children process what they feel, see, touch and hear each day. Our hope is that these videos help little ones engage with five special everyday moments in a time when many of their routines have been disrupted,” said Chris Dorman. “And we hope our new friend, Elephant, helps families smile, giggle, and maybe even shed a joyful tear or two together.” 

These videos are available to watch below, and at, where families can also watch full episodes of seasons one and two!

Mister Chris and Friends

Brushing Teeth

Rating: TV-G

Mister Chris sings a song and helps Elephant to see how fun brushing our teeth can be!

Videos about Routine
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Brushing Teeth
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Brushing Teeth
Waking Up
Mister Chris and Friends
Waking Up
Washing Hands
Mister Chris and Friends
Washing Hands
Cleaning Up
Mister Chris and Friends
Cleaning Up
Going to Bed
Mister Chris and Friends
Going to Bed

Educational content continuing on broadcast

Browse our online schedules below for educational content available on broadcast (over-the-air and cable) Vermont PBS channels. Many corresponding episodes also available via Video On Demand.

Preschool to Grade 5

Monday to Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

Grades 6-12

Monday to Friday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Create a family tradition of learning with Friday night Family Night 

Did you know that every Friday night on Kids Channel, Vermont PBS highlights family favorite programs, during our weekly Friday Night Family Night starting 7:00 p.m. 

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Local Collection: Saving our Waters

From our Saving our Watersdocumentary, learn about water quality in Vermont lakes. Appropriate for Middle and High School.


Local Collection: Mister Chris and Friends

From our Mister Chris and Friends series, browse various videos and interactive activities, suitable for Preschool to Grade 2.


Become a Media Mentor through Vermont PBS

Vermont PBS offers a professional development online workshop series for Early Educators and families of young children. Each 8 hour module focuses on creative, safe and healthy ways to use technology with children from Preschool to Grade 12. All workshops are recognized for 8 hours of Professional Development through Northern Lights at CCV.

Complete the adjacent form and select the course module appropriate for you!

  • Online Workshop 1a: Becoming a Media Mentor (PreK Educator)
  • Online Workshop 1b: Becoming a Media Mentor (PreK Family) 
  • Online Workshop 2: Tech Savvy (PreK-12)
  • Online Workshop 3: Mister Chris and Friends: Hybrid Learning (PreK)
  • Online Workshop 4: Kids & Integrated Media with the Vermont Early Learning Standards (PreK)
  • Online Workshop 5: Kids & Playful Media STEM (PreK) 

    Vermont PBS is waiving the enrollment fee during the COVID-19 pandemic. Just one way we strive to help parents and teachers.

For more info contact: Heather Duhamel, Community Engagement & Education Consultant at 802-309-9951 |

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