Early Childhood News

Educator Planning Guides for PreK-5

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 28, 2020

New plan-ahead guides for PreK-5 educators are now available to help you plan lessons around a variety of themes through mid-November. They connect to broadcast content on the 24/7 KET PBS KIDS channel and Learn Along Bingo packets, which include printable activities should your students not have internet access.

New Elinor Wonders Why Educator Resources

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

September 9, 2020

Elinor Wonders Why is a new series from PBS KIDS that aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don't understand and find answers using science inquiry skills. A new PBS LearningMedia collection has an array of resources - including interactive lessons, playlists, viewing guides, and printable activities - to encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and bask in the wonderment of nature's amazing answers!

Summer Learning at Home resource packet is now available

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

July 28, 2020

Thanks to a generous grant, the KET Early Education team in partnership with Family Resource Centers across Kentucky, will distribute Summer Learning at Home kits to PreK through 3rd grade students in need over the next week. The kits include a packet of materials with activities, which can also be downloaded online for free!

Family and Community Workshops foster collaboration, communication, and fun

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

June 25, 2020

On four Tuesday nights in February and March, families gathered at the George Unseld Early Childhood Center in Louisville to attend the Molly of Denali Family and Community Learning (FCL) workshop series. The FCL workshops focused on building multi-generational engagement with learning.  Families explored their community using informational text to learn about traditions, recipes, and native animals.

PBS KIDS Talk About

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

June 23, 2020

Don't miss the new "PBS KIDS Talk About" web series, where real families join PBS KIDS for conversations about bravery, courage, self-confidence, family and more! Watch on the PBS KIDS Facebook, Instagram, YouTube channel and PBS KIDS Video app.

New Story Contest Celebrates Everyday Helpers and Heroes

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

June 22, 2020

The first-annual KET Summer Story Contest seeks to celebrate the everyday helpers and heroes who are answering the call during the coronavirus health pandemic, while encouraging student writing and creativity. We invite students who will be entering kindergarten, first, second, or third grade to submit an illustrated story centered on the theme “Meet the Helpers.”

Play Stay at Home Bingo to Win!

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

June 9, 2020

There’s so much to explore this summer without ever leaving home. KET Education invites you and your family to play a round of Stay at Home Bingo with us to be entered for a chance to win a summer reading prize pack!

Resources to address race and racism for families, educators and students

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

June 2, 2020

Recent events in Kentucky and across the United States have shed light on the need to rethink how we’re teaching students – and ourselves – to fight racism. KET Education has curated this list of free resources with other trusted public media partners to use as tools to support learning.

Hero Elementary Premieres June 1 on KET

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 27, 2020

Science is powerful – and Hero Elementary, a new multiplatform animated PBS KIDS series, will help spark a love of science among kids nationwide when it premieres June 1 on KET. Hero Elementary is a school for budding superheroes, where kids learn to master their innate powers, like flying and teleportation, while exploring science along the way.

Activities for exploring at home this summer

Allison NeCamp Day

Allison NeCamp Day, KET Education Staff

May 19, 2020

Looking for ways to boost summer learning? Keep the spirit of curiosity alive while school’s out with these informal anytime learning resources curated by KET Education. Our new collection of activities encourages families with students grades PreK-3 to spend the summer exploring and learning at home.

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