Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Are You Ready?

Help Your Students Get Ready to Learn

On October 27,1992, Congress enacted Public Law 102-545, known as the "Ready to Learn Act." The purpose of this legislation was to improve school readiness by expanding the production and distribution of educational and instructional video programming and supporting materials for preschool and elementary school children.

The Ready to Learn (RTL) Service of the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) is an initiative designed to address this legislation and help our nation move towards the goal of all children starting school "ready to learn." PeachStar Education Services of Georgia Public Broadcasting is solely responsible for bringing RTL programming to the state of Georgia. The Ready to Learn Service of Georgia Public Broadcasting represents an active, community-based approach to helping young children begin their educational journeys through the following efforts:

* A daily line-up of children's programming, especially designed to meet the needs of preschool and school age children.
* A strong literacy component - including the distribution of PBS Families magazine and First Book, a program to distribute books to children who may not otherwise have them.
* Statewide conferences and regional seminars/workshops.

If you are interested in scheduling a workshop or training, please contact: Phyllis Grant, Elementary Project Manager, at (404) 685-2572 or pgrant@gpb.org.