Arizona PBS Education & Community Impact

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

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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 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!

Arizona PBS At Home Learning

At Home LearningAs part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free PreK-12 educational resources at home, Arizona Public Media and Arizona PBS are partnering to offer Arizonans broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources that adhere to our state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning during this COVID-19 outbreak.

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 KIDS

Arizona PBS KIDS features an array of programming to help  children age 2-8 years old master important skills, ranging from reading and basic math and science to problem solving and emotional skills.

Arizona PBS KIDS Early Literacy Program

This community-based, bilingual (English, Spanish) series of workshops provides early literacy and kindergarten readiness skill workshop series for parents and adults caring for young children.  Early brain development, storytelling, print and alphabet concepts as well as educational media from PBS KIDS is incorporated into the curriculum.  At each session, each family receives resources to continue the learning at home including a children’s book, craft activities, and handouts.  Childcare is provided with educational activities mirroring the themes of adult curriculum.  Nutritious snacks also provided.

Arizona PBS KIDS Get Ready for Kindergarten

This community-based series prepares children who have not had formal preschool experience to feel more confident and gain necessary early literacy skills before kindergarten starts.  Arizona PBS incorporates the evidence-based curriculum from PBS KIDS Super Why Camp for 4 year olds and the Arizona PBS KIDS Early Literacy Program activities for adults.  At each session, each family receives resources to continue the learning at home including a children’s book, craft activities, and handouts. Nutritious snacks or a meal is also provided.

Bright by Text

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This free service sends tips and resources promoting child development and local events via text message. Bright by Text is a free parent and caregiver messaging program for parents with children from before birth (third trimester of pregnancy) 0-8 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.

Ready to Learn

Free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers and parents build early science and literacy skills for America’s children age 2-8, especially those from low-income communities.



Each of the activities are funded by national, state and local grants.  Learn more here. 


2018 Arizona PBS Kids Writers Contest Winners!

AZPBS Kids Wrtiers Contest

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.


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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NOVA "Ice Age Footprints"

Ancient footprint found in White Sands National Park

Ancient footprints in White Sands National Park reveal evidence of Ice Age humans that walked the land earlier than archaeologists thought.

Great Performances: "Merry Wives"

The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park set in South Harlem tells the story of the trickster Falstaff and the wily wives who outwit him.

Colombia - Wild and Free "From the Pacific to the Andes"

Aerial view of a river in Colombia

Journey to South America to explore the magnificent flora and fauna of Colombia, from the Pacific coast to the the Andes.