Early Education in the Community

Supported by a multi-year grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcast and Department of Education called Ready to Learn, Alaska Public Media and local partners conduct free Kids Camps and Family Community Learning Workshops in low-income communities.

Led by facilitators using hands-on-activities, apps, and videos, children explore, notice, investigate, make predictions, and ask questions to help them learn about their world.

Camps and Workshops are based off popular series such as Odd Squad, The Ruff Ruffman Show, The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!, Ready Jet Go! and PBS KIDS learning apps, such as Scratch Jr. and Play and Learn Science.

Families engage in fun, creative, and interest-driven learning together.

Alaska Public Media and local partners conduct free Family Community Learning Workshops in the community to help nurture children’s natural curiosity.

Held in the evenings, these workshops are for families of children ages 3-5 and 5-9 and generally one or two nights a week for four weeks. Dinner is provided to attendees.

Children become characters in favorite PBS KIDS programs solving STEM challenges.

Alaska Public Media and local partners conduct free Kids Camps in the community providing fun ways to learn science and literacy-informational text skills through high-quality, educational resources.

Held outside school-time, generally during breaks, these camps are generally 3-5 days and for students ages 5-9. Children are provided with lunch and snacks.

Can’t make it to a camp or workshop?

No worries – access these online Family Resources and play and learn at home!




Family Activities

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