Early Childhood News

Teaming Up to Get Kids Kindergarten Ready

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 18, 2017

The KET team pulled from its Ready To Learn resources and experiences to help create a framework for what would become the First 5 Lex – Read, Talk, and Play program. By encouraging parents and other care-givers to interact more with kids through simple, everyday learning interactions, a foundation for success in school can be established well before they step into their first classroom.

Three fears about screen time for kids – and why they’re not true

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 17, 2017

We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt, VP of PBS KIDS Digital.

Ruff Ruffman returns with resources for kids and teachers

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 4, 2017

The star of the classic series Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is back in The Ruff Ruffman Show, an all-new animated series designed to help kids ages 4-8 learn core science concepts through videos, game-play, and hands-on activities.

Kids give back to their communities with Daniel Tiger

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 4, 2017

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Hundreds of kids answered this call from Daniel Tiger with an emphatic, “Yes!” at recent Be My Neighbor Days hosted in Lexington and Louisville.

2017 Solar Eclipse Teaching Tips

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 28, 2017

Introducing the total solar eclipse to your students is a great way to engage them with the science of the Earth-Sun-Moon system. Use these resources to help teach about the Solar Eclipse on August 21.

2017 KET Young Writers Contest winners

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 25, 2017

KET is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 Young Writers Contest. The annual contest encourages creative expression and literacy development, by inviting students in kindergarten through eighth grade to submit original illustrated stories, short stories and poetry.

Register now for KET Multimedia PD Day 2017!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 21, 2017

Come explore with us at our annual KET Multimedia PD Day this July 19. Our fun multimedia workshops are approved by the Kentucky Department of Education as professional development training for teachers and EILA training for K-12. PD credit is available based on the hours of presentations you attend.

Tyner Elementary teacher named 2017 PBS Digital Innovator

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 20, 2017

Ashley Judd, a first grade teacher at Tyner Elementary in Jackson County, has been selected as the 2017 PBS Digital Innovator for the state of Kentucky. Judd is one of 51 educators from across the country – representing each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia – selected in the fifth annual PBS Digital Innovators Program.

KET receives Robinson Award from Kentucky Board of Education

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 17, 2017

The Kentucky Board of Education recently honored KET with the Dr. Samuel Robinson Award. The annual award is presented to an individual or a group in Kentucky in recognition of “outstanding leadership, commitment and service in promoting equity and opportunity to learn at high levels for all Kentucky students.”

New 24/7 KET PBS KIDS Channel

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 6, 2017

Get PBS KIDS programming anytime you want with the launch of the KET PBS KIDS channel, a new, educational 24/7 children’s service that includes free, full-time children’s programming available on air, on mobile and online.

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