As part of Vegas PBS’ dedication to provide educational resources to underserved communities through Ready To Learn’s Community Collaborative for Early Learning and Media (CC-ELM) grant, a new PBS KIDS play area has been installed at the Las Vegas Urban League, 3320 E. Flamingo Road #52.
In partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Vegas PBS’ Ready To Learn program was awarded a five-year grant to advance new tools supporting personalized and adaptive content for children and parents, establish a network of community collaboratives, and conduct efficacy research on the educational resources provided.
The newest play area is equipped with PBS KIDS themed interactive toys, books for lower and moderate reading levels, and informational materials regarding family collaborative learning, free technological resources promoting STEM learning, entering the workforce and other parenting resources.
Ready To Learn had previously installed three PBS KIDS play areas in Southern Nevada: the Consulate of Mexico, 823 S. 6th Street; the Consulate of El Salvador, 765 N. Nellis Boulevard; and Legal Aid of Southern Nevada, 725 E. Charleston Boulevard.
About Vegas PBS
Dedicated to enriching lives in Southern Nevada, Vegas PBS uses television and other technologies to educate and empower individuals and to amplify the effectiveness of community organizations.
Vegas PBS Channel 10 is one of America’s most-watched PBS stations and offers five unique secondary channels: Create, VEGAS PBS KIDS, Worldview, Rewind and Jackpot! Vegas PBS also collaborates with strategic partners to create content that examines current and historic regional issues.
Vegas PBS provides outreach programs to assist students of any age, from childhood through adulthood; professional development services for teachers; online adult job training and education courses; career services and resources for veterans; literacy and health workshops for families; educational materials for the deaf, hard of hearing, blind or vision impaired; and 24/7 online access to content via an array of devices and media.