Science and Literacy

Vegas PBS was awarded a Community Collaborative for Early Learning and Media (CC-ELM) grant from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to give young children from low-income families in Southern Nevada a strong foundation in early science and literacy. Project partners include the 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, CCSD (Clark County School District) Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES), Las Vegas Urban League, United Way of Southern Nevada, and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Story of Success | Marta Castro

To learn skills to help her son Abraham be ready for school, Marta estimates she has attended at least 20 Vegas PBS Ready To Learn (RTL) family engagement workshops through the Clark County School District Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) program.

These parent-child workshops help adults develop their child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills using PBS KIDS educational programs. Through the RTL workshops, Marta learned “it doesn’t matter where I am, I can teach my children a lot of things.” The workshops had a huge impact on Abraham “because now that he is in kindergarten, he is prepared.”

Ruff Ruffman Family Creative Learning

Parents and teachers from Booker Elementary School describe their experience with Ruff Ruffman Family and Community Learning, a series of family engagement workshops designed to help kids ages four to eight learn core science concepts (mixtures, materials, force and motion, and structures) through videos, game-play, and hands-on activities.

Ruff Ruffman: Jenell Eastland’s Story

Jenell Eastland describes her experience with Ruff Ruffman Family and Community Learning (FCL), from the perspective of a mother and teacher. Ruff Ruffman FCL is a series of family engagement workshops designed to help kids ages four to eight learn core science concepts (mixtures, materials, force and motion, and structures) through videos, game-play, and hands-on activities.