• In Partnership With:
  • PBS
  • PBS Kids
  • Ready to Learn
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • U.S. Department of Education

Ready to Learn

 

The goal of WMHT's Ready To Learn service is to strengthen early literacy and math skills and prepare children for success in school, as well as encouraging adults to watch television and videos with children, use PBS’ educationally-sound children’s programs and online resources as tools for learning at home, at school and at day care: to reinforce learning anytime, anywhere.

For four decades, the public media system has worked to improve literacy among the country's most disadvantaged children. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has released a report, Findings from Ready To Learn: 2005-2010 (PDF), developed with cooperation from PBS and the U.S. Department of Education, that reaffirms the important role public media plays in educating children ages 2-8.

Through Ready To Learn workshops, parents and early childhood educators learn how to use activities, books, PBS programs and digital resources to strengthen educational concepts for children. For workshop information, or to inquire about scheduling a workshop, call (518) 880-3484 or e-mail us.

Underwriting Provided By:

Voice CSEA

Citizens Bank

Hudson River Bank and Trust Company

Support also provided by: The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region's Standish Family Fund

Kitchen Science

RTL - Kitchen Science

WMHT Family Learning Services Coordinator, Barbara Lukas, helps families create fun experiments with common household ingredients at the Ready to Learn Kitchen Science workshops

A Place of Our Own: A Place of Our Own is for People Who Care for Kids: Help young children develop social, emotional a place of our ownand cognitive skills.  Family, friends and neighbors – everyone who takes care of young children – are child care providers. Visit A Place Of Our Own for a wealth of resources. En Espanol: Los Ninos en Su Casa