Early Childhood News

Early Learning: A KET Forum features discussion of early childhood education in Kentucky

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 19, 2019

To discuss what’s being done in Kentucky to ensure that children aren’t being left behind,KET’s Renee Shaw hosts a town hall-style conversation about the importance of earlychildhood education with lawmakers, policy makers, educators and early childhood careproviders. Early Learning: A KET Forum airs Monday, April 22 at 9/8 pm on KET.

All-New PBS Kids Programming

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 15, 2019

In celebration of Earth Month, PBS KIDS has announced a slate of all-new episodes to encourage kids and families to get outside and enjoy nature.Beginning April 15, be on the lookout for all new outdoor adventures from Ready Jet Go!, Nature Cat and Wild Kratts!

Remake Learning Days is here!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 9, 2019

Join us for Eastern Kentucky’s first Remake Learning Days April 12-20! Remake Learning Days is a festival of hands-on learning opportunities taking place all around Eastern Kentucky. These events will allow youth, families, grandparents, caregivers and educators to explore creative and fun ways of learning. 

Outdoor Activities for Kids

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 5, 2019

Looking for ways to engage your children in the exploration of the outdoors? PBS KIDS Parents suggest ways to explore and enjoy nature while visiting a park.

Explore the Outdoors with PBS Kids

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

April 1, 2019

PBS KIDS will be celebrating Earth Month with crafts and activities to teach little ones about nature and ways to the start conversations about animals, habitats and sustainability. Check out the Outdoors Hub on PBS Parents to find activities for you and your little ones.

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

Abby Malik

Abby Malik, 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 […]

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