Early Childhood News

Free Courses for Early Childhood Educators from KET and Partners

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 21, 2020

KET is extending the enrollment and completion dates for a limited number of early childhood professional development courses. Enrollment has been extended until July 12, 2020 with completion required by July 30, 2020. During this time the courses are available at no cost.

New Learn at Home webinar series

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 16, 2020

As Kentucky parents, students and teachers continue to discover new ways to learn while working from home, KET Education is pleased to announce a new series of short webinars designed to take a deeper look at some of our favorite tools and resources. The series begins on Tuesday, April 21 at 4/3 pm ET and continues each Tuesday and Thursday.

Things to Listen to with Your Kids

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 15, 2020

Need some fresh ideas for things to listen to with your kids? Our friends at WXXI in New York pulled together a list of kid-friendly podcasts that promote curiosity, tell stories, answer weird questions, and amplify your days.

Learning at Home with Young Kids is Easy with KET and PBS

Joyce West

Joyce West, KET Education Staff

April 15, 2020

Eamonn Fitzgerald, the early childhood coordinator for the Fayette County Public School District, says a great place for parents to begin their home-school planning is with the Learn at Home resources provided by KET and PBS.

We’d like your Learn at Home feedback

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 9, 2020

The KET Education team would like to know what's working for you and what you need more help with while your students and children are learning at home. Please take a minute to let us know what has been helpful, and what we could improve. Fill out the survey below and include contact information by April 24 to be entered into our random prize drawing for a Chromebook for your classroom and other KET and PBS swag.

Families and COVID-19: A KET Forum

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 6, 2020

With the onset of COVID-19, families across Kentucky are grappling with a new reality—how to balance work, childcare, and self-care needs?  Extended school closures have moved academics from the classroom to the living room, leaving caregivers to adjust. Hosted by KET’s Renee Shaw, this live forum will bring experts from education and healthcare fields together to share practical advice and resources for families facing this new challenge and answer viewer questions.

Habits to Keep Students Healthy

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

March 5, 2020

There are simple habits students can learn to help stay healthy all year round, but especially during cold and flu season. Use these resources from KET, PBS Kids, Sesame Street and other public media as a fun reminder for kids.

Delectable Resources for Celebrating Pi Day

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

March 4, 2020

Do you celebrate Pi Day with your students? No matter what grade you teach, check out these engaging resources to bring Pi Day to your classroom.

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Family and Community Learning Workshops (FCL) – Continuing and expanding family learning, together.

Brian Spellman

Brian Spellman, KET Education Staff

February 18, 2020

Jefferson County Public Schools Family Resource Center (FRC) South Collaborative Team was looking for something geared at the youngest students in the elementary schools they serve. Little did they know how much they would learn in the process. Stephanie Hooper served as Family Resource and Youth Center (FRYSC) worker for more than 20 years. In […]

Bring Informational Text to Life With Molly of Denali

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

December 6, 2019

The Molly of Denali Fish Camp game extends and expands children’s use of informational text as well as their knowledge of Alaska Native culture. In the game, Molly, her friend Trini, and Trini’s dad use an informational book and its features, such as the table of contents, labeled diagrams, and pictures with captions, in order to find out how to “catch” salmon with a traditional Alaska Native fish wheel or a canoe, rod, and reel.

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