Ready To Learn (RTL) offers free workshops and resources to parents, childcare providers, and teachers on how to use children's television programs to enhance literacy skills and prepare children for success in school.

The initiative builds on the learning goals of PBS Kids programs and helps encourage children’s natural curiosity, reading skills, and love of learning.

The WETA Ready To Learn program features:

  • quality educational and entertaining children's television programming
  • designed for caregivers and parents of children ages 3-8
  • books for participants and their families
  • educator tools and resources
  • engaging PBS Kids online games and hands-on activities
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“Walk past a WETA Ready To Learn workshop and you will see something wonderful - a whole new world opening up to teachers, children and parents all discovering that teaching and learning the Ready To Learn way can be fun. Partnering with this program is a joy and the results are sure as they know the way to show teachers and families how to use TV and books to create a culture of learning and reading for young children"

— Connie Zimmer, Founding Director, Inner City - Inner Child

Thank you to our funders

WETA Ready To Learn is made possible through the generous support of The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and State Farm.

For more information

Currently, our WETA Ready To Learn workshops are being conducted virtually. To set up a workshop, or for more information, please contact the outreach and engagement team.