Early Childhood News

Resources to Start Coding With Your Class

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 4, 2018

It's Computer Science Education Week. Get started with five classroom-friendly tips that you can use to introduce young learners to coding, storytelling, and creative problem-solving; plus PBS LearningMedia collections and resources for all grade levels.

Learning with Littles: Developing Cultural Awareness

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 30, 2018

Teachers! We’re excited to invite you to a live discussion with illustrator, animator, writer, director and producer, Joe Murray, who created the new PBS Kids hit, Let’s Go Luna. In addition to meeting Joe and other members of the Let’s Go Luna team, you’ll meet other educators, who will share teaching models and strategies to help you build a culturally responsive learning environment.

Kentucky teacher named national PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

November 29, 2018

Tara Haynes, a teacher at Little School, a preschool program run by the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe, has been named a national PBS KIDS Early Learning Champion. The new award program, sponsored by PBS KIDS, recognizes passionate educators from across the country who work with young children, from infants to second graders.

Raising Grateful Kids: Why Giving Thanks Is Good for the Soul

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

November 15, 2018

Psychologist Martin Seligman, who has conducted studies on benefits of expressing thanks, writes, “Gratitude can make your life happier and more satisfying. When we feel gratitude, we benefit from the pleasant memory of a positive event in our life. Also, when we express our gratitude to others, we strengthen our relationship with them.” For preschoolers, gratitude […]

Join us for PBS Kids Edcamp

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

October 26, 2018

Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 10, when we will be holding Kentucky's first PBS Kids Edcamp. This training event is free of charge! PBS Kids Edcamp provides educators with a space to share, collaborate and learn from each other. You will connect with educators facing similar challenges, learn new tips and share ideas.

“Be My Neighbor Day” with Daniel Tiger at Russell Community Center in Lexington

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

October 17, 2018

Mister Rogers began each episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood with his simple signature question in song: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”  Daniel Tiger continues that tradition with a new generation. In a special “Neighbor Day” episode, Daniel learns that it feels good to be neighborly and that one kind act can lead to many. His […]

Ready to Learn Through the Eyes of Families

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 28, 2018

Empowering families to learn together is at the heart of everything the KET Early Childhood Education team does. At the end of the day, the team loves to hear “I didn’t know how many resources were available for me to teach my kid at home too.” It’s that ability to spread the love of learning […]

Ready to Learn Through the Eyes of the Community

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 28, 2018

The KET Early Childhood Education team couldn’t succeed without the support of the community. They arrive at each Ready to Learn event as prepared as they can and with a seemingly endless energy supply, but it is the families and community partners that really bring the sessions to life. Watch this short video to hear […]

Ruff Ruffman Facilitator Trainings Now Available!

Tabitha Dotson

Tabitha Dotson, KET Education Staff

September 24, 2018

The free KET Facilitator training now includes the "Ruff Ruffman Sensational Science Camp" and the "Ruff Ruffman Family Creative Workshop". Learn more and schedule your session.

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