Ready to Learn!

GPB is proud to be a Ready To Learn (RTL) station, joining other PBS stations around the United States to leverage trusted PBS KIDS content and curriculum to improve kindergarten readiness, family engagement, and STEAM and literacy skills for children ages 2-8. Through this U.S. Department of Education-funded initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS, and local PBS stations provide free, evidence-based educational opportunities for children and families, especially those from underserved communities. 

Research shows that these resources and opportunities:

  • Increase math, literacy and science learning
  • Improve children’s school readiness
  • Foster an interest in learning beyond the classroom
  • Support effective media use in classrooms and other early learning settings

Reaching Children Who Need the Most Support

Family and Community Learning (FCL)

Workshops for kids and their families (parents, aunts/uncles, siblings, cousins, grandparents) that encourage playing and learning together while building early science and literacy skills. 

PBS Kids 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. Three kids camps currently available: Ruff Ruffman Sensational Science Camp, Odd Squad Be the Agent Camp, and Ready Jet Go! Space Scouts Camp).

Ready to Learn! Appy Hour

APPy Hours

Fun, informal event for families and/or educators looking for new strategies for using appropriate digital media with young learners. Participants learn more about the amazing learning tools and apps PBS KIDS and GPB have to offer children for home and school.

Ready to Learn - Professional Development for Educators

Professional Development for Educators

Guided facilitator trainings for camps and workshops, Playful Learning for Educators, and training on how to use the free PBS LearningMedia resources for standards-based instructional planning.

Ready to Learn