The KET Early Childhood Education (ECE) team supports the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative by promoting early learning and school readiness, with an emphasis on supporting children from low-income, underserved communities. This grant provides many different opportunities to support children and their families including:
- Family and Community Learning – workshops designed not only to build children’s science inquiry and informational text literacy skills, but also to boost the confidence of their parents and caregivers, and help them realize they can support and be a part of their child’s learning experience
- Camp Experiences – out-of-school experiences meant to build upon the science and literacy skills taught in the classroom by engaging children in a fun, creative way of learning
- Teacher Professional Development –guided facilitator trainings for camps and workshops, Playful Learning for Educators, and providing many online resources for additional development opportunities
“I usually try to limit tablet time but I don’t worry when she’s on the PBS apps because she’s learning while she’s playing.” – Baylee
KET is now offering in-person, facilitator training for PBS Ready to Learn (RTL) workshops. RTL is an effective children’s media program targeted toward America’s most at-risk kids, but made available to all families and children across the country. Learn about how to schedule this free training with a KET Early Childhood Education instructor and download free workshop materials.
Our schedule of upcoming events!
- Early Childhood Institute – June 12-15 at the Galt House in Louisville
- South Floyd Elementary Workshop- September 4, 11,18, 25
Our Community Partners
We would not have the reach and resources needed to implement the Ready to Learn programs without the support of our active and engaged community partners. A special thank you to:
- Metro United Way
- Ready for K Alliance
- Jefferson County Public Schools
- Louisville Free Public Library
- Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC)
- KVEC/Appalachian Renaissance Initiative (ARI)
- Floyd County Public Schools
- Floyd Co. Community Early Childhood Council (CECC)
- Pine Mountain Settlement School (PMSS)
- Eastern KY Child Care Coalition
- Johnson County Community Early Childhood Council (CECC)
- United 4 Kids
- University of Kentucky Extension
- Anderson County Regional Training Center
- Kentucky Department of Education
- Louisville Metro Public Health Department
- Kentucky Science Center
- Neighborhood House
- New Directions Housing Corporation
- Kentucky Governor’s Office of Early Childhood
This free, bilingual app engages kids ages 3 – 4 in the science of their everyday world. There are over ten games for exploring real-world scenarios with related hands-on activities and parent notes.
Visit pbskids.org/apps for free apps, albums, episodes, e-books and more fun!
See how the Ready to Learn programs impacted the children in rural Harlan County.
All Ready To Learn initiative efforts incorporate the latest research about the most effective ways for kids to build reading skills, with a special emphasis on the needs of children from low income families. The Ready To Learn initiative is a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and PBS. PBS member public television stations nationwide are important partners in the Ready To Learn initiative.
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