WHYY Education may be best known for the 11 1/2 hours of children's programming it broadcasts weekdays on TV as well as weekend hours dedicated to children. But that is just the first step on the path to lifelong learning for those who watch. Through on-air programs, off-air outreach programs, live events, professional development opportunities, and online services, WHYY Education contributes to the healthy development and education of children, and acts as an educational partner to parents, childcare providers, and educators in the Delaware Valley.
American Graduate: Let's Make it Happen is a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to improve high school graduation rates. As part of WHYY's approach to the issues in the region, we are offering a scholarship opportunity for educators to participate in a course entitled Visual Storytelling Basics for the Classroom at the WHYY Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons. The course runs for six hours (including lunch) and WHYY will train educators to help their students tell compelling visual stories using equipment readily available in most classrooms using dynamic, trouble-free digital storytelling techniques. Learn more about this opportunity and apply online »
WHYY I Like This Book
Congratulations to the 2011 finalists of WHYY I Like This Book! Over 650 students in the tri-state area submitted entries, and 23 finalists have been selected for consideration. View finalists »
PBS Kids Go!
Watch clips, sneak peeks, and full-length episodes of your favorite WHYY kids programs anytime you want.
Starting School Smart
Watch these short videos that provide vital tips to giving the modern preschooler a healthy boost to begin school.
Parents — From learning disabilities to reading strategies and tips, WHYY Education addresses issues and topics for parents about their children's learning and development.
Educators — Links to various online professional development resources for teachers including websites and articles that address important educational issues.
Kids — Kids can explore educational links to their favorite PBS programs and also find important resources for getting help with their homework.
Childhood Obesity — Childhood obesity is an increasing problem in this country as we now know that around fifteen percent of children and adolescents are considered obese. WHYY Education has worked on a number of fronts to bring the issue of childhood obesity to light. Here are some resources that may be helpful in understanding this health concern.