RTL 2015-2020 Initiative

Through the Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), PBS, and local PBS stations provide free, evidence-based educational resources that help teachers, caregivers and parents build early science and literacy skills for America’s children, especially those from low-income communities. This U.S. Department of Education-funded initiative introduces children to key STEM concepts early, which better prepares them for school and boosts their long-term education opportunities.

To address this need, PBS and CPB have partnered to develop media-rich, multi-platform media in the form of videos, games and apps and hands-on activities by show, targeting students ages 2-8.

As we progress through the grant, new content will become available including The Cat in The Hat Knows a Lot About That! and Ready Jet Go!. In addition, two new properties are being piloted and they focus on literacy and science, so stay tuned!

Note: All of the content presented on this site can be utilized across a variety of learning environments, and many of the videos, games, and activities have been contextualized for classroom use.