Arizona PBS Educational Outreach

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach specializes in supporting educators and students in the classroom and families at home.

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach

What is Arizona PBS Educational Outreach?

We specialize in supporting educators and students in the classroom, and families at home by creating and connecting quality PBS educational content to national and common core state standards. We help our constituents improve student performance through evidence and research-based content that is relevant and engaging. We accomplish this through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, radio, other media, outreach activities, and a variety of community-based initiatives.

Today, Arizona PBS Educational Outreach provides digital resources and face-to-face community outreach throughout the state including innovative research-based workshops for early childhood.  As the educational arm of Arizona PBS Public Television, Arizona PBS Educational Outreach is a trusted PreK-16 resource that uses the most innovative educational technologies to enrich the lives of children, students, educators, caregivers and parents through quality outreach programs and services that educate, inform, and inspire.

Individual educators, schools and districts can become members of Arizona PBS and receive special educational discounts in addition to those offered by the station.

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Parent & Educator Resources

Super Why! Transition to Kindergarten Weekly Program for 4-year-olds & their families begins January 3, 2018.

Arizona PBS has been awarded a grant from First Things First Colorado River Indian Tribes (CRIT) Regional Partnership Council to provide Transition to Kindergarten workshops to children who are not currently in formal preschool or Head Start.  Workshops will be conducted weekly on Thursday evenings beginning January 3, 2018 at 5:30 pm at Blake Primary School in Parker, Arizona.  The Parker Elementary School District is providing the classroom space for local Arizona PBS education staff and Parker kindergarten teachers for this effort.  Registration is FREE and includes free dinner for the child and parents/family members.

To register, go to
Space is limited! 

Know a 4-year-old who would be interested in participating?  Please share the flyer downloadable here.

Questions or need more information? Please contact Arizona PBS educational outreach program coordinator for CRIT, Misty Haas  at 480-869-0183 (mobile) [email protected]

New Series on Arizona PBS KIDS:  Let’s Go Luna!

Leo the Australian wombat, Carmen the Mexican butterfly and Andy the American frog explore the globe and appreciate other cultures in PBS KIDS’ newest addition:  Let’s Go Luna!  The show is designed to introduce children (age 4-7) to ideas, language, history and arts from around the world.  Look for Let’s Go Luna on 8.1 airing at weekdays at 9 am and 8.4 at 5 pm.  Find out more, click here.

Arizona PBS Educators Facebook Group

This group is meant for teachers and educators to share experiences, innovative teaching methods and to seek new lesson plans or advice from fellow teachers and from the resources at Arizona PBS. All teachers and educators are welcome!


Arizona PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a valuable resource for teachers across all age groups and experience level. If teachers register for a free account, they have access to resources such as lesson plans, videos, teaching ideas and more!


Bright by Text

Arizona PBS Educational Outreach has launched a new free service that  sends tips and resources promoting child development via text message.

Bright by Text is a free parent and caregiver messaging program for parents with children from age 0-5 years old. The service is designed to be relevant to today’s families, providing quality information and trusted resources to any caregiver, including hard-to-reach, low income families and informal caregivers.

Arizona Early Childhood Registry

The Registry provides the early childhood workforce in Arizona a platform to gather necessary training for professional development, and archive them all in one convenient location. On top of that, there are scholarship options for early educators who want to further their education.



Arizona PBS KIDS features an array of programming to help young children master important skills, ranging from reading and basic math and science to problem solving and emotional skills.



The 2018 Arizona PBS Kids Writers Contest is open to all Arizona Kindergarten through Fifth Grade (K-5) students. The contest is designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading and writing skills through hands-on active learning.


American Graduate: American Graduate is using local and national reporting to help with the growing drop out crisis in Arizona. American Graduate Champions is a program that recognizes student success and lauds mentors for their motivation and achievements with kids.

PBS Teacherline: With PBS Teacherline, teachers both beginning and experienced can utilize facilitated, self-paced professional development classes in topics such as science, reading, social studies, math and more. Teachers can find a class that fits their schedules.

Yelp: The Yuma Early Literacy Project provides six different literacy workshops for parents and caregivers in Yuma County. The workshops are each different and offer strategies and resources to enhance the language development of children.

Read On: The goal of Read On Arizona is to create an effective continuum of services to improve language and literacy for children from birth to age eight. With the support of different kinds of agencies, philanthropic groups and community stakeholders, Read On is committed to creating an efficient literary system for every child.

PBS Parents: PBS Parents is a trusted resource that’s filled with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.


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