Literacy Links provides PBS resources to Oak Springs Elementary students

The Austin Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Literacy Links Program was a huge hit with the 1st – 3rd graders at Oak Springs Elementary School of Austin ISD. On December 19th, members of the organization shared Electric Company magazines and resources from klrukids.org with 120 students in 7 classrooms. The materials were IMG_27811STEAM-focused and intended to equip students with resources for continued educational development over the Winter Break.  Students who brought their completed magazines when they returned to school in January received special recognition for the accomplishment. 

The Austin (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.  They serve the Travis, Williamson, Hays, Blanco, Caldwell, and Bastrop counties. The Literacy Links Program’s goal is to emphasize closing the elementary achievement gap by promoting effective literacy practices.

New PBS Kids streaming service launches 1/16

KLRU and PBS will launch new, free localized 24/7 children’s programming live stream services on Jan. 16th!  The effort is KLRU’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. We will also be adding a 24/7 Kids broadcast channel in April (stay tuned for more details on that!)

This streaming services will make it easy for Central Texas children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. Viewers will be able to watch the KLRU-branded live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, and tablets. Soon after launch, the live stream will be available on over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. The live stream complements on-demand clips and full episodes, which will continue to be available for free on the PBS KIDS Video App and streaming via pbskids.org.

Following its initial launch, the localized live stream experience will expand to offer an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience. The live stream and games feature is grounded in research demonstrating that measurable gains in learning are achieved when children engage with PBS KIDS content on multiple platforms. The games will align with the learning goals of each TV series, deepening children’s involvement and supporting learning.

PBS stations reach more kids aged 2-5, more moms with children under 6 years old and more children from low-income families than any other kids TV network. With its new 24/7  digital offerings, KLRU will build on this reach and impact.

Through this effort, KLRU will extend its commitment to early learning by offering more families high-quality PBS KIDS content that is trusted by parents and proven to help kids learn. In a recent survey, PBS KIDS led all networks in improving kids’ behavior, with 74% of parents saying their child exhibits more positive behavior after engaging with PBS KIDS. And years of research confirm that PBS KIDS media content helps children build critical skills that enable them to find success in school and life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement. A recent study conducted by WestEd found that PBS KIDS resources can help narrow the math achievement gap for children from low-income families and better prepare them for kindergarten. Additionally, parents’ awareness of their children’s math learning increased significantly – as did their use of strategies to support their children’s learning.

KLRU and Community Partners: Families Creative Learning workshops

KLRU has partnered with the Thinkery, Boys & Girls Club, and Communities in Schools to bring Families Creative Learning workshops to low-income families with young children. Parents bond with their children as they both learn to code.  Using the Scratch Jr. PBS app, the families animate their favorite PBS characters. The parents have the wonderful opportunity to be active participants in their children’s learning. As supportive collaborators, parents encourage their children to problem solve and experiment while being persistent in their creative process.

Walk into a session and you’ll see friendly families sharing a meal. Afterwards, it’s time to reflect on what has been learned. Then parents work together with their children to create a project that tells a meaningful story.  It’s neat to see how imaginative the children can be as they express themselves using technology. The final projects are shared amongst the group and include animated greeting cards, stories about their family, and other wildly creative animations.

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What’s great is that families receive a tablet at the end of 4 weekly sessions. These tablets are a gateway to more learning using the many free PBS kids apps available. Families also receive books that they can enjoy at home as a vital component of at-home learning.

Educational experiences such as this empower parents to continue engaging in their children’s education. It inspires children to continue to explore and discover new ways of self-expression in today’s digital world.

Families Creative Learning is part of the Community Collaborative for Early Learning and Media, funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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New Halloween specials air this week on KLRU

This fall, kids are in for a delightfully spooky treat on KLRU Kids. On October 28, PBS KIDS will premiere The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween! on television and streaming devices. The new movie follows Nick and Sally as the Cat in the Hat takes them on an exciting Halloween ride. Additionally, PBS KIDS will premiere new Halloween-themed episodes from Dinosaur Train, Nature Cat, Ready Jet Go!

KLRU airs The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About Halloween special at 7 am and noon on the 28th; 7 am on Oct. 29th; 7 am on Oct. 30th; 8 am, noon and 2 pm on Oct. 31st!

Dinosaur Train Spooky Tree / Spinosaurus Super Model airs at 10 am on Oct. 28 and Haunted Roundhouse / Big Pond Pumpkin Patch airs at 10 am on Oct. 31st.

Nature Cat Runaway Pumpkin / Lady Bug Tough airs Oct. 27 at 7 am and 2:30 pm and Oct. 28 at 2:30 pm.

Ready Jet Go! Jet’s First Halloween airs on KLRU Oct. 28 at 6:30 am and 3 pm; Oct. 30 at 8 am and Oct. 21 at 6:30 am and 3 pm.

The treats keep coming in October when PBS KIDS will offer a variety of Halloween-themed games for kids to play on the free PBS KIDS Games App and pbskids.org, including the Cat in the Hat Corn Maze Craze, Cat in the Hat Camp Time, Nature Cat Park Builder and Peg + Cat Parade. A new Spooky Street and set of rewards will be launching on PBS KIDS’ popular virtual world Kart Kingdom as well. Hands-on activities, including pumpkin-carving templates with favorite PBS KIDS characters, are available on PBS Parents.

This fall, PBS will also offer PreK-12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their instruction with a range of curriculum-aligned videos, lesson plans and games. Teachers can use these resources to enhance homework assignments or kick-start classroom discussions. These free resources are available to teachers nationwide on pbslearningmedia.org. Examples include Peg + Cat’s Tiger Trick or Treat, PBS LearningMedia’s All About the Holidays: Halloween, PBS Digital Studios’ Frankenstein, M.D. and more.

KLRU collaborates with other non-profits to implement early learning programs

KLRU has chosen three Austin-based partners to implement early-learning programs to support low-income families. KLRU will work with The Thinkery, Communities in Schools, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas 
to develop and distribute science and literacy content funded with a Ready-to-Learn Grant from CPB, PBS and from the U.S. Department of Education.

“KLRU is excited to collaborate with these three Austin-based organizations as part of the multi-year CPB and PBS’ Ready To Learn-funded project,” said Bill Stotesbery, KLRU CEO and General Manager. “Each organization knows that KLRU has the ability to provide quality, trusted, educational resources, and we believe we will be helping to extend their work, by serving more at-risk people in our area using high-quality early learning content and services to set them on the path for a successful future.”

The national grant will provide resources to 11 PBS stations, including KLRU, to implement local partnerships in underserved communities. The grant will allow stations to establish community-based networks of strategic local and national partnerships devoted to early learning, focused on disadvantaged children and families. Other communities participating include: Boston, MA (WGBH); Cleveland, OH (WVIZ/PBS ideastream); Cookeville, TN (WCTE); Detroit, MI (Detroit Public Television); Jackson, MS (Mississippi Public Broadcasting); Lexington, KY (Kentucky Educational Television); Los Angeles, CA (PBS SoCaL); Pittsburgh, PA (WQED); Tacoma, WA (KBTC); and Tallahassee, FL (WFSU). Station partnerships will include schools, public libraries, science centers, health clinics and housing agencies that serve high-need populations.

In their recent “Kids Count” survey, the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 54% of America’s 3 and 4-year-olds do not have the opportunity to attend preschool. Through the grant-funded project, CPB and PBS will build on decades of success in developing and distributing content and resources that have been proven to meet the critical school readiness needs of America’s children. Nielsen confirms that PBS stations reach more children ages 2-8 and more children in low-income homes than any other children’s TV network, which makes PBS local stations powerful partners in ensuring access to educational resources.

CPB and PBS will build on previously funded work that research has proven to help narrow the achievement gap for children ages 2-8. Third-party studies of content developed through the previous grants show that children exposed to PBS KIDS resources – including Ready To Learn-funded series PEG + CAT and ODD SQUAD – improve in math skills such as counting, recognizing shapes, predicting patterns and problem-solving. Research also shows that usage of this content across media platforms significantly supports children’s early math learning, while increasing family engagement and enhancing educator effectiveness.

About KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique—whether music, arts or public issues — by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at KLRU.org.

About the Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. CPB is also the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit www.cpb.org and follow us on Twitter @CPBmedia, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

About PBS
PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 100 million people through television and over 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

About The Ready To Learn Initiative
The Ready To Learn Initiative is a cooperative agreement funded and managed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement. It supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted to preschool and early elementary school children and their families. Its general goal is to promote early learning and school readiness, with a particular interest in reaching low-income children. In addition to creating television and other media products, the program supports activities intended to promote national distribution of the programming, effective educational uses of the programming, community-based outreach and research on educational effectiveness.

American Graduate Champions celebrated at Austin Chamber of Commerce

A packed house at the Austin Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 12th honored four Austin-area American Graduate Champions. In addition, KLRU was able to preview PBS Spotlight Education Week and point attendees to the local American Graduate resources to help educators, parents, and youth. The following Champions were recognized:

See the video shorts of all four Champions

See KLRU’s list of over 200 local Champions

The event coincided with PBS Spotlight Education Week, a series of programs that highlight the current challenges and promises of education in America. Our four local Champions will be featured throughout the week on-air; in addition, Saturday at 1 pm marks the fifth annual American Graduate Day, a four-hour block of national programming with a particular focus of recruiting mentors to assist students on the road to high school graduation and beyond.  Following the broadcast, KLRU will premiere AISD Champions, a one-hour showcase of student-created films celebrating peers, teachers, coaches, and counselors who are making a difference in student lives.

Local support for Spotlight Education Week comes from Austin Community College. The national multi-year American Graduate initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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KLRU’s Family Creative Learning Workshop Pilot

We held our first of four sessions Wednesday night (8/31) at one of our partner sites, The Thinkery Children’s Museum (thinkeryaustin.org). We had a beautiful classroom space to work in that allowed for a large table for group work, a smaller table for kids to decorate their Maker Hats, and an area on the floor with bean bags and LEGO for kids who needed a break.

The real magic came when we turned the iPads over to the parents (while kids decorated) and gave them a brief overview of how PBS Kids Scratch Jr. works. Their discoveries were palpable as they learned how to add and animate characters. And when the kids joined them, and they began to create together, there were moments where every pair were deeply engaged together, with big smiles on their faces. Comments included: “I never get 1-1 time with my child so this is really special.” “The father is normally the ‘fun parent’ but tonight I got to be ‘Fun Mom!'”

All the parents were excited to leave with a book to read with their child, information on how to download PBS Kids Scratch Jr. for their own devices and getting together again for the next session!

Consejos sobre caminos hacia el éxito

El camino al éxito está pavimentado diferente para todos, pero afortunadamente , el centro de Texas ofrece muchos caminos diferentes que apoyan a los jóvenes para la graduación de la escuela y del más allá .

Los programas locales que trabajan directamente con los educadores, familias y jóvenes para apoyar a los jóvenes , fortalecer las familias y mejorar las escuelas :

busAfrican American Youth Harvest Foundation– ofrece programas y becas para los jóvenes afroamericanos y el apoyo a sus familias ( K -12 )
AchieveTexas – de la Agencia de Educación de Texas, la orientación a 16 rutas de carreras diferentes.
Austin Justice Coalition– ofrece clases los Sábados pare estudiantes de la preparatoria pare jóvenes afroamericanos.
Austin Voices for Education & Youth– construcción de la comunidad , líderes de la familia y de la juventud en las escuelas , las familias proporcionando apoyos adicionales para mantener a los niños en la escuela y saludable ( MS / HS )
AVANCE – Austin– formación y apoyo a las familias de habla hispana con niños pequeños ( edades 2-4 )
AVID– prepara a los estudiantes para la universidad a partir de sus cursos de MS/ HS
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas– conecta a la juventud con mentores adultos
(ES / MS / HS )
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area-Ofrece asequibles / libre después de la escuela y de verano que se centran en el éxito académico , la salud física , el desarrollo de la comunidad , y otros servicios ( ES / MS / HS )
Breakthrough Austin– encuentra la juventud en sexto grado y los apoyan a través de la entrada a la universidad ( MS / HS )
CARY– ayudan a los jóvenes que tienen problemas con la disciplina ( MS / HS )
Changing Expectations –apoya a las escuelas , los padres y los jóvenes con programas e información sobre Ingeniería de Tecnología y Matemáticas programas (STEM,K -12 )
Claim Your Destiny– serie de talleres para los jóvenes para desarrollar sus habilidades de liderazgo y preparación para la universidad (SA )
College Forward– ayuda para jóvenes que están interesados de ir a una universidad. 
Communities in Schools of Central Texas – apoyan a los jóvenes y sus familias en las comunidades de bajos ingresos y las escuelas ( Pre-K- 12)
Con Mi Madre – utiliza el poder del vínculo madre-hija Latina para ayudar a ver las niñas a través de la graduación de la universidad (6to grado – universidad )
Creative Action–  apoyan el aprendizaje académico a través de las artes , la creatividad y programas socio-emocionales en las escuelas, en programas después de la escuela , y en eventos de la comunidad (Pre-K- 12).
E3 Alliance RAISEup TexasAyudan a las escuelas intermedias en el centro de Texas en el aprendizaje del estudiante, pero especialmente para los estudiantes que tienen dificultades(MS).
Financial Aid Saturdays– ofrecido por la ayuda Cámara de Comercio de Austin ayudan a sus familias completar los trámites necesarios para la asistencia financiera del gobierno y / o las universidades que esperan asistir.
Foundation Communities– comunidades de viviendas asequibles con los programas después de la escuela y apoyos adicionales ( Pre-K- 12 ).
ICUSP (Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships)– ofrece programas de orientación para los jóvenes de color (MS / HS ).
Latinitas– ayudan a las niñas y las adolescentes latinas a desarrollar sus voces en el periodismo , los medios de producción , y la vida a través de programas después de la escuela y en el verano (edades 11 en adelante).
MindPop– ayudan a las escuelas como utilizar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje creativo como una manera de construir el éxito del estudiante ( Pre-K- 12 ).
Muslim Youth of North America – Austin Chapter– adultos jóvenes musulmanes que apoyan los adolescentes musulmanes , ya que navegan la escuela y la sociedad (HS).
No Place for Hate– plan de estudios y el apoyo a las escuelas para mejorar la armonía de los estudiantes y disminuir los prejuicios y la intimidación ( Pre-K- HS). 
100 Black Men of Austinmentores hombres jóvenes afroamericanos y ofrecen talleres y recursos adicionales para toda la familia ( MS / HS ).
Project Males es un programa de tutoría para los hombres de color que utiliza en sus investigaciones para mejorar graduarse de la escuela secundaria y de la universidad (PK – universidad ).
Skillpoint Alliance – STEM campamentos de innovación para jóvenes entre las edades de 3-14 , y la velocidad de preparación programas de verano que ofrecen a los jóvenes y la posibilidad de resolver los problemas de la comunidad utilizando la tecnología y estrategias inteligentes ( Pre-K- 12 ).
University Leadership Initiative –está dirigido por los estudiantes indocumentados en las universidades locales . Comparten la información actual con los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria sin papeles sobre sus opciones después de graduarse y cómo prepararse para la vida universitaria (HS).
Upward Bound at Texas State University– trabaja con estudiantes de bajos ingresos y las familias de la primera generación del para desarrollar sus habilidades y confianza para tener éxito en la universidad.
YMCAofrece programas gratuitos y de bajo costo para niños y familias desde los 2 años , incluyendo la preparación preescolar, cuidado después de la escuela a través de quinto grado, y programas para adolescentes . Póngase en contacto con su YMCA local para ver qué programas se ofrecen (edades de 2 adultos ) .

Vías alternativas a un diploma de escuela secundaria :
ExcelCenterGrad

American Youthworks
Gonzalo Garza Independence HS (Austin ISD)
The Goodwill Excel Center
Lifeworks

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Los programas con un enfoque en la salud y el bienestar de los jóvenes y sus familias:

Caritasofrece viviendas económicas y servicios adicionales de la familia.
Foundation Communities– ofrece viviendas económicas y servicios adicionales de la familia.
Lifeworks– ayuda a las familias e individuos que luchan con la depresión , la ansiedad , el abuso y el conflicto familiar.
The Settlement Home-provee viviendas y apoyo a los jóvenes separados de sus familias.
Urban Roots –utiliza los alimentos y la agricultura para ayudar a los jóvenes a inspirar , enganchar y alimentar a sus comunidades.
Ventanilla de Saludofrece educación para la salud, exámenes de salud gratuitos , y referidos a servicios de salud de la comunidad en colaboración con el Consulado General de México en Austin. 

Otros programas nacionales y Recursos

Boys & Girls Club East

Better Make Room-un programa basado en mensajes de texto que ayuda a jóvenes a prepararse para la universidad (HS). 
Big Future– preparación para la universidad para estudiantes indocumentados (HS).
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation-conexiones universitarios y financiación para los jóvenes
No Place for Hate– plan de estudios y el apoyo a las escuelas para mejorar la armonía y disminuye los prejuicios (Pre-K-12).
Phoenix House-Drogas y alcohol integral individualizado tratamiento de la adicción.

Ve videos sobre estudiantes en el camino hacia el éxito.

Para obtener más información acerca de programas para los jóvenes en el centro de Texas , busca la base de datos de Servicios para Jóvenes Mapping.

Spotlight Education Week 9/12-17

On Sept. 12-17, KLRU and PBS will be showcasing a week full of primetime programming which will focus on the challenges facing the American education system.

As part of KLRU’s and PBS’ commitment to education, the programs will explore the classrooms of today and explain how the amount of creativity and dedication that goes into teaching children makes a difference in schools and communities. Along with episodes from our core series such as POV, TED Talks and Frontline, the schedule will include primetime and PLUS programming, both of which are one-time specials.

Spotlight Education week in Austin is supported by Austin Community College.

Monday, September 12
9 pm – POV: All The Difference weaves together the stories of two promising young men as they navigate their lives in low-income, high-risk communities in Chicago. The 90-minute film explores the factors in their lives that made all the difference – an example of prioritizing education as a tool to secure a place in the middle class. Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.

10:30 pm – Arts In Context  Music for All Offering free, intensive music education to low-income youth from Travis and Hays County, Austin Soundwaves believes firmly in the principle that all students deserve a world-class education in the fine arts. Determined to make a difference in the minority community of Austin at a young age, the Hispanic Alliance of Performing Arts launched Austin Soundwaves. Program director Patrick Slevin and his team have already seen a positive impact on their students’ overall academics, motivation levels, and self-esteem. For Slevin, Austin Soundwaves is the first step towards providing the world class fine arts education that all students deserve.

Tuesday, September 13
8 pm  – FRONTLINE dives deep into the most pressing issues in education by updating two films.; “The Diploma Mill” and “Omarina’s Story.” “The Diploma Mill” (wt), a fresh look at the troubled for-profit college industry, examining reports of predatory behavior and fraud and the implosion of the education chain Corinthian Colleges. “Omarina’s Story” looks at how a program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl’s journey. It chronicles how an innovative program to stem the high school drop-out crisis has affected one girl’s journey, from a public middle school in the Bronx to an elite New England private school to college. The film documents the divergent fates of two twins from the Bronx and sheds light on America’s dropout crisis and the brutal inequities in American Education.

9 pm – TED Talks: Education Revolution is hosted by writer/comedian Baratunde Thurston and actress/singer Sara Ramirez and includes short films, music, and inspiring speakers who are making a difference in our nation’s schools and universities. Explore innovative approaches to education. Speakers, including Anna Deavere Smith and Sal Khan, discus the school-to-prison pipeline, micromanaging kids and turning struggling students into scholars.

10 pm – The Address, a film by Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, where the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address, to unlock the history, context and importance of President Lincoln’s most powerful speech.

Wednesday, September 14
8 pm – NOVA: School of the Future, a two-hour documentary, looks at the school of the future by exploring “learning science,” a complex and interdisciplinary new field that encompasses neuroscience, physiology, and the psychology of children. In a new age of information, rapid innovation and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.

Thursday, September 15
7:30 pm  – Eastside Education is a KLRU production. Follow students, teachers and staff at an Austin high school under threat of closure by the state. For years Eastside Memorial High School has been plagued by failing test scores and negative headlines.An Eastside Education spends one semester at one of Austin’s lowest income schools, as teachers, parents, administrators, and students fight to meet state accountability standards or watch their school be closed.

8 pm  – Time for School is an award-winning documentary project that visited seven classrooms in seven countries around the world. View an update to the documentary project that visits seven classrooms in seven countries and offers a glimpse of seven children struggling to get a basic education. The film catches up with the now adult seven to see how their lives have turned out.

Friday, September 16
9:30 pm – Craft in America: Teachers begins its eighth season on PBS with a unique hour that celebrates teachers: craft artists renowned for their own artistic visions, and committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations of students and artists.

Saturday, September 17
American Graduate Day! Find out more

Spotlight Education week in Austin is supported by Austin Community College.

Los Años Preescolares

El desarrolló de una base para el éxito escolar empieza en los primeros días de vida . La educación infantil es un enfoque importante de PBS , así que tenemos muchos recursos para compartir . KLRU también tiene varias conexiones con la comunidad educativa en el aprendizaje preescolar.

Si usted está buscando programas infantiles de calidad para su hijo,  para ayudarle a educar a su hijo o el de otra persona , le sugerimos que llame al número de teléfono 211 de United Way . Ellos reciben la información actual sobre programas del cuidado infantil de alta calidad , programas de visita al hogar , y talleres de padres / familia . También pueden darle información sobre cómo obtener asistencia para las necesidades más básicas de la vida , tales como :
curious george
-el hambre
-la falta de vivienda
-la atención médica
-el cuidado de la salud mental
-la visión / audición

Esta herramienta le puede dar ideas para la preparación hacia el Kinder :
Preparación Para la Escuela- Guia para los padres 

¿Es usted un padre, maestro o educador en busca de diversión , educación , medios de comunicación seguros y de alta calidad para niños ? KLRU niños tiene juegos , vídeos y mucho, mucho más .

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Para más diversión y aprendizaje con los niños pequeños , sugerimos las siguientes opciones libres / de bajo costo :

The Thinkery Children’s Museum– Miércoles por la noche se paga -lo-que – quiera
Austin Parks and Recreation
freefuninaustin– una página de internet que da información sobre eventos gratuitos para familias.
Austin Public Libraries
Austin Museum Day– un día al año , todos los museos son gratis!
Capital Metro-tome el autobús o el tren y aprenda sobre nuestra ciudad

Para videos sobre el trabajo que se realiza a nivel local en la educación infantil busque aquí.