New website provides digital media resources for early learning

Some of the best online and mobile early learning resources are now available free of charge on a new website, the Fred Rogers Center Early Learning Environment™—“Ele” for short.

Families, child-care providers and teachers can access a library of more than 100 high quality ebooks, videos, mobile apps, music and other materials that promote early literacy, other learning and development for children from birth to age 5. 

The site,, includes:

  • Activities – A library of more than 100 ebooks, digital games, videos, music, mobile apps and other activities that support learning and literacy development. Some activities help adults support children’s language and literacy skills; others are designed for use by adults with children.
  • Let’s Talk – An online community where teachers, families and caregivers can ask questions, connect and share about issues affecting young children.
  • My Ele – By signing up for a free Ele account, users can organize the site’s resources around their own needs and interests, and then share them by creating Play!Lists.

Visitors meet Ele, an avatar that serves as the site’s friendly guide. Activities are easily searchable by age, educational setting and media type. Each activity includes accompanying user tips.

NCFL Vice President Emily Kirkpatrick serves on the advisory board.