What is the Ready To Learn service?
The Ready To Learn service is a nationwide effort using on-air, online, and print resources to help parents, caregivers, and early childhood educators prepare children for success in school. In January 1997, KNPB launched its Ready To Learn service in northern Nevada and northeastern California. This service was created especially for families and childcare providers — to help those who care for young children to encourage their natural curiosity and love of learning.
Why be involved?
KNPB is committed to serving children, families, and educators through free educational workshops, educational programming, free books, support materials for teachers and online resources.
Second only to parents, television is the most influential teacher in a young child’s life. Television can influence how a child learns, thinks, and acts. Young children need adults to help guide them to become smart media consumers. Selective viewing can contribute to school readiness. The Ready To Learn service seeks to help children get the most out of a program they watch.
Ready To Learn combines television designed to teach with community outreach and innovative educational materials. This exciting blend of television services builds on the wonderful PBS programs families know and trust – such as Sesame Street, Curious George and Dinosaur Train – through:
Together these resources help families, caregivers, and early childhood educators in our community use KNPB to help meet the national education goal that all children will begin school “Ready To Learn.” Children who are Ready To Learn become adults who love to learn. The Ready To Learn service reaches out to children and families to help them begin the journey of lifelong learning.
As part our Ready To Learn service, we offer free training sessions and workshops for parents, grandparents, caregivers and educators. Our Ready To Learn workshops are based on the VIEW, READ, DO philosophy. For more information, contact Cheryl Olson at email@example.com or call 775.682.7917 or Renee Swackhamer at 775.682.7801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
KNPB would like to congratulate the winners of the 2013 PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest. The Writers Contest encourages children across the country to explore the power of creativity by writing and illustrating their own stories. Click here to find out more about the contest and to view this year's winners.