CPB-PBS RTL 2015-2020 is funded by a 5-year Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Department requires all of its grant recipients to conduct research in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the materials and products that are created with the grant money.
This report details an implementation study of the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Family Creative Learning (FCL) Workshop, developed as part of the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative. PBS KIDS Family Creative Learning is a four-session workshop that engages families and children (ages 5–8) in creative coding through the use of the PBS KIDS ScratchJr app.
The study was conducted by research partners to the CPB-PBS Ready to Learn Initiative, the independent research firms Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and SRI International (SRI).