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Mister Rogers Talks with Parents About Daycare

Date: 1988
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: PBS Video
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)


Produced by Family Communications, Inc., 1983. Distributed by PBS VIDEO.
©1988 Public Broadcasting Service.


Original air date: April 24, 1983

Filmed in the studios of WQED / Pittsburgh, Mister Rogers Talks With Parents About Daycare features the expert opinion of Fred Rogers as he discusses this topics with parents and educators.

This thirty-minute special includes visits to multiple daycare centers where Fred Rogers talks with the director, teachers, and parents about daycare. Topics include separation anxiety for both children and parents, a child's adjustment to the daycare environment, and how to select the proper day care option.


  • Jerlean Daniel, PhD
  • William Highett, MS




This special preceded Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's Day Care and Night Care week of episodes which originally aired in April of 1983.

It's You I Like is used as background music throughout this special.

This special features a short advertisement for the Plan and Play Book.


Producers: Sam Newbury, Molly Youngling
Directors: Paul Lally, Molly Youngling
Editors: Sam Newbury, Nick Spies
Music Director: John Costa
Assistant Director: Rich Dwyer
Production Assistants: Casey Brown, Lynne Park
Production Coordinator: John Cosgrove
Studio Supervisor: Doug Coates
Lead Technician: Ken Anderson
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Studio Cameras: Don McCall, Bob Vaughn
Audio: Jim Durham
Video: Tom Deluga
Videotape: Mike Laver
Videotape Editor: Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Bob Millslagle
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Prompter Operator: Jim Seech
Studio Production: Kate Kearney
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Properties: Alexis Samulski
Location Production: Jerry Hughes, Mark Knobil, Fred Roth, Jan Stief
Special Thanks To: Louise Child Care Center, The Carnegie-Mellon Child Care Center, Mercy Hospital Child Development Center, Carlow College Child Development Center
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado MD, Victoria Dimidjian PhD, Margaret B. McFarland PhD, Dr. Douglas Nowicki OSB, Rev. Neil R. Paylor PhD

Produced in Association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers

A production of Family Communications
1983 Family Communications, Inc.

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