Join Alabama Public Television for PBS KIDS Edcamp! This professional development opportunity is a FREE participant-driven experience for early childhood educators, child care providers, and community members invested in education. This exciting "un-conference" is a great opportunity to connect with other professionals in your field. You'll have the chance to learn about topics important to you, and to share your own expertise.
Join Alabama Public Television in congratulating Cherika Watford, PBS Kids Early Learning Champion! Cherika teaches a toddler class at Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham.
In this on-demand, online course, participants will examine the roles and responsibilities of child care providers in recognizing, reporting, and responding to child abuse and neglect within the early child care setting.
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In this on-demand, 2-hour online course, participants will gain a better understanding of homelessness in Alabama.
In this free, on-demand, online course, participants will gain a better understanding of the definition of emotional intelligence and the five ways to show emotional intelligence.
Since 1997, Alabama Public Television, through its Educational Services Department, provides Early Childhood programs, services, and resources to child care professionals, teachers, and parents of children birth through the elementary years.
Currently, the Alabama Early Childhood Education Department, working in the areas of Parent Education, School Readiness and Success, Early Literacy Development, and Extended-Care Education, supports these state-wide initiatives:
First Teachers brings current parenting information and resources to Alabama parents and child care providers of children, birth through five, based upon nationally recognized programs, such as Parenting Counts, Right from Birth, Going to School, The Whole Child, and our newest series, Art to Heart. For more information, contact Alex Woodard, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-239-5233.
Utilizing research-based PBS KIDS programming with its rich web content and resources, the School Readiness Initiative works in partnerships with state and local agencies to ensure Alabama's children experience school readiness and school success. School Readiness workshops are unique sources of critical information on developmentally appropriate media for children and media literacy for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children, ages 3 through 6. For more information, contact Kathy Lounsbury, email@example.com, 1-800-239-5233.
The Summer & After School Learning Initiative reaches out to extended care programs serving school-aged children throughout the state. The core of Summer & After School Learning is an Activities On the Go Curriculum Kit containing hundreds of hands-on activity plans, children's books, video clips, and curriculum guides. For more information, contact Xzandria Toombs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-239-5233
APT's Early Childhood department currently offers the Alabama Early Learning Guidelines as a 7 week online course and new courses are being developed year round. APT also provides Communities of Practice for the Infant Toddler Professional Development program for the state of Alabama. For more information, contact Lisa Nunn, email@example.com, 1-800-239-5233.
First Teachers, School Readiness, and Summer & After School Learning initiatives provide on-site workshops, resources, and books for child care professionals, teachers, and parents across the state. In addition, the Early Childhood staff serves on and participates in many community, regional, and state-wide educational committees, events, and projects. For more information or to schedule a workshop contact LaGracia Gibbs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 1-800-239-5233.
An important component of the School Readiness Service in Alabama is the PBS KIDS block of commercial free, non-violent educational children's programming 7 days a week. APT broadcasts a 10 ½ hour block of children's programming each weekday with a 5-hour block on weekends.
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APT now also includes PBS Kids 24/7 - an all-kids-all-day channel, along with an online live stream. This channel is also available to stream through Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, and other smart TVs. Just search for "PBS Kids" in the App store, market, or store on your TV or device and download for FREE! There are no hidden charges!