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August 30, 2016

Note from the CEO: Free Support for Teachers & Parents


With the new school year upon us, it’s a great time to reflect on what your local PBS station offers to students, teachers and parents in our region. At WNET, home to THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and NJTV, you may know us for offering the best in quality, non-commercial children’s programming aimed at pre-schoolers and school-aged kids alike. But that’s just the beginning.

Free Teacher Tools
PBS LearningMedia is a FREE media-on-demand service (with over 100,000 resources!) available to educators nationwide. It packages the best of public media through classroom ready, standards-aligned, and media-rich experiences that engage preK-12 teachers and learners.
Support for Parents
Raising a curious child while navigating life in New York City and beyond is always a challenge. WNET’s New York Parenting Minutes are short videos that focus on key topics related to early childhood learning and raising children in New York City. Each video page contains shareable tips and facts, as well as links to more FREE resources and information and they are available in four languages (Bengali, Chinese, Spanish and English).

And if you’re looking to spark your child’s love of nature, sign up for  Nature Nuggets! a brand new texting initiative that brings NATURE on PBS straight to your mobile device. These minute-long videos are designed to introduce children to science and animals from around the world. The early learning tips accompanying each video create active language learning and engagement opportunities for kids and their caregivers. Text NATURE to 30644 to participate.

At WNET, we were founded with education at the core of our mission, and with support from government, foundations and hundreds of thousands of individuals, we deliver on that promise every day. Take a look around and let me know what you think we could be doing better to help the needs of parents, teachers and learners in the New York region.
Neal Shapiro
President and CEO




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