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PBS KIDS Learning Goals

PBS KIDS Learning Goals

PBS KIDS has a whole-child approach to learning, offering media content that supports all of the key developmental areas a child needs to be successful in life – from communication and critical thinking skills, to literacy and science.

Learn at Home with APT | Curriculum-Related Programming April 6-April 10, 2020

Learn at Home with APT | Curriculum-Related Programming April 6-April 10, 2020

Beginning Monday, April 6, Alabama Public Television will modify regularly scheduled programming on its main channel weekdays to offer specific pre-K-12 resources between the hours of 6:30 AM and 6 PM. Program modifications will take place throughout the duration of school closures and will address a wide variety of content areas. Educators and parents will have access to supplemental lesson plans and curriculum materials to facilitate meaningful use of the content. See your local listing to identify the station.

A Message from the Alabama State Superintendent of Education

A Message from the Alabama State Superintendent of Education

A Message from Dr. Eric Mackey, Alabama State Superintendent for Education: "If you follow my tweets, you may have noticed me posting pictures of the sunset from my office view. Those sunsets mark the end of long days in the office that almost always lead to long evenings at home. When March blew in one short month ago, we could not have imagined that we would face the largest disruption in education in modern history."

Challenging Behaviors: Where Do We Begin?

Challenging Behaviors: Where Do We Begin?

Beginning Monday, April 6th, in this two-hour on-demand course, participants will examine behaviors exhibited by toddlers and preschoolers that are often considered challenging while gaining an understanding of how to handle them.

Learn at Home with APT | Curriculum-Related Programming April 13-April 17, 2020

Learn at Home with APT | Curriculum-Related Programming April 13-April 17, 2020

Our broadcast schedule for April 13 - 17 is full of entertaining instructional programs! Don't forget to check out our online educational resources, curated specifically to go with our broadcast schedule!

5 Virtual Ways to Build a Classroom Community

5 Virtual Ways to Build a Classroom Community

"When you tell your five year old kids that they’ll be out of school for two weeks to take precautionary actions to maintain their safety but those two weeks turn into two months. Then those two months turn into possibly the last time you’ll physically be with your class for the rest of the school year..."

At-Home Learning Tips From an Educator Mom

At-Home Learning Tips From an Educator Mom

Learning is exploring! As your home is now a classroom and you find yourself facilitating learning, don’t be burdened with the stress of wondering, “Am I doing this right?” “Did I do enough of that?” “Is that how the teacher would do it?” During this time of at-home learning, rest assured, you can do this!

How to Coach Kids Through Big Emotions

How to Coach Kids Through Big Emotions

Young children can have big feelings, but not yet know how to handle them. Parents and caregivers can learn how to use coaching as a simple tool for responding to a child’s upset to build her emotional competence.

Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia

Recursos de PreK-12 para Cierres de Emergencia

Los maestros, los estudiantes y las familias estan preparando con el cierre de escuelas, y el equipo de los creadores de las lecciones y educadores de PBS LearningMedia se han unido para seleccionar una colección especial de recursos organizados por grado y materia. En la colección, hay videos, planes y actividades que apoyen el aprendizaje en el hogar. Registre para una cuenta gratis para guardar y organizar sus seleciones.

Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine

Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine

For most of us, life feels anything but normal right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, schools closed and working from home. But you can create a new normal for your family by having consistent routines.

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings

As teachers, students, and families deal with school closures, PBS LearningMedia and Alabama Public Television have curated a special collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.

APT is Broadcasting Learning Adventures while Schools are Closed

APT is Broadcasting Learning Adventures while Schools are Closed

As school districts across the state close in response to the COVID-19 virus, Alabama Public Television is here to support you. Starting tomorrow and continuing until schools reopen, APT will be broadcasting Learning Adventures for students of all ages daily at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.!

Recording Now Available: Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia Webinar

Recording Now Available: Distance Learning with PBS LearningMedia Webinar

As you plan for a variety of scenarios in response to the global COVID-19 health crisis, we wanted to share a few tips, tricks, and resources you can use to support distance learning. Sign up for this free PBS webinar on March 18!

Register: PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter

Register: PBS KIDS Daily Newsletter

As schools across the country are closing, PBS KIDS is here to help. We've put together a daily newsletter for parents to keep kids learning and playing at home.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus

Helpful tips and resources to use when talking about coronavirus with your kids.

Virus Information and Prevention

Virus Information and Prevention

What are viruses and how do they spread? Find resources for students of all ages that explore the nature of viruses, how they are transmitted, and the healthy habits we can all engage in to prevent their spread on PBS LearningMedia.

10 Things to do with Your Kids at Home

10 Things to do with Your Kids at Home

APT has compiled a list of learning activities to do with your kiddos.

I Can Handle It! Promoting Emotional Intelligence in the Out-Of-School Setting

I Can Handle It! Promoting Emotional Intelligence in the Out-Of-School Setting

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.

CDA Credential: An Introduction

CDA Credential: An Introduction

Our free 6-week online course is designed for any professional early childcare educator who is considering applying for the CDA Credential. This course begins on April 13th.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Early Child Care

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect in Early Child Care

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.

Foundations of Health & Safety in Early Child Care

Foundations of Health & Safety in Early Child Care

Available now! Join us for our new on-demand, online course for 2 training hours. In this informative course, you will receive an overview of basic health requirements as well as best safety practices for providing high quality early child care.

Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator

Addressing Homelessness: The Role of the Early Childhood Educator

In this on-demand, 2-hour online course, participants will gain a better understanding of homelessness in Alabama.

Early Childhood Education from APT Education

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

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 1-800-239-5233.

School Readiness

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 Kassia Mayo, kmayo@aptv.org, 1-800-239-5233.

Summer & After School Learning

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 call 1-800-239-5233

Online Professional Development

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, lnunn@aptv.org, 1-800-239-5233.

Workshops

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, lgibbs@aptv.org, 1-800-239-5233.

PBS Kids

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.

Kids Programming Broadcasting Schedule

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PBS Kids Online

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!

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APT EDUCATION SPONSORS

For Fiscal Years 2016-2020. These educational programs and services of Alabama Public Television made possible by the generous support of the following contributors:

Community Events & Engagement
  • Books-A-Million, Young Heroes
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama, Be My Neighbor Day/Young Heroes
  • Brookmont Capital Management, Young Heroes
  • C. W. Daniel Charitable Trust, Young Heroes
  • Medical Properties Trust, Young Heroes
  • Fred Rogers Productions/PNC, Be My Neighbor Day
  • WNET-CPB, Sesame Street in Communities
General Support
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
  • Public Broadcasting Services (PBS)
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
    a state program of the National Endowment for the Arts
  • American Graduate
    a program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • Troy Univiersity
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
Media Library
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting, American Graduate, Getting To Work
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • HEAL Alabama
  • Medical Properties Trust
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Professional Development for Educators
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama, PBS KIDS EdCamp
  • Sybil Smith Foundation, PBS KIDS EdCamp
Workforce Development
  • CAWACO, Career Forward
  • Southeast Alabama Works, Career Forward

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