About Us

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    WFSU Education & Engagement Mission

    Our goal is to use the available PBS media resources to engage families and educators for life-long learning and inspiration. We aim to:

    • Provide innovative models of equitable, media-based, and educational experiences for young children and their families;
    • Instruct educators on best practices to create learning experiences that infuse media resources into learning;
    • Curate media resources through community collaborations, special projects, and tailored programs and initiatives.

    About Ready To Learn

    WFSU Public Media has been a proud Ready To Learn (RTL) station since the program’s inception two decades ago. With just a small group of other PBS stations around the United States, we pilot PBS RTL resources to establish best practices using content adaptable to all kinds of learning environments.

    Through the Ready To Learn Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS, and local PBS stations provide free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers, and parents build early science and literacy skills for America’s children, especially those from low-income communities. This U.S. Department of Education-funded initiative introduces children to key STEM concepts early, better preparing them for school and boosting their long-term educational opportunities.

    PBS and CPB have partnered to develop media-rich, multi-platform media in the form of videos, games, apps, and hands-on activities by program, targeting students ages 2-8.