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COSTA MESA, Calif. (June 7, 2013) – This summer, PBS SoCaL will provide families with a variety of free educational and engaging resources across all platforms, including an all new PBS KIDS programming line-up and local events, to encourage young learners to continue exploring over summer vacation.

Research shows that students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months, and that loss is even greater among children in low-income communities. To combat this summer slump, PBS KIDS has developed 10 weeks of themed programming to inspire children ages 2-8 to explore and learn. Each week will feature episodes from a different PBS KIDS series. For a complete list of the summer learning theme-weeks please visit pbssocal.org/summer.

"PBS SoCaL recognizes the importance of having access to educational activities and content to help children build key skills for success," said Jamie Myers, PBS SoCaL VP of Education. "These resources will provide Southern California area families a wealth of tools to keep children learning and engaged over the summer break."

New PBS KIDS Line up on PBS SoCaL
Starting Monday, June 3, PBS SoCaL will now broadcast 11 straight hours of educational content while providing the best kid's programming to keep kids learning all summer long.

The new PBS SoCaL schedule includes:
5:30 AM Maya and Miguel
6:00 AM Clifford
6:30AM Martha Speaks
7:00AM Arthur
7:30AM Wild Kratts
8:00AM Curious George
8:30AM The Cat in the Hat
9:00AM Super Why!
9:30AM Dinosaur Train
10:00AM Sesame Street
11:00AM Daniel Tiger
11:30 AM Super Why!
12:00 PM Sid the Science Kid
12:30 PM Thomas & Friends
1:00 PM Caillou
1:30 PM PBS SoCaL Education Hour
2:30 PM Dinosaur Train
3:00 PM Curious George
3:30 PM Word Girl
4:00 PM Arthur
4:30 PM Wild Kratts


PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online, mobile and community-based programs. Kidscreen- and Webby-award winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including the PBS KIDS video player, now offering free streaming video accessible on computer- and mobile-device-based browsers. For more information on specific PBS KIDS content supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit pbs.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.

About PBS SoCaL

PBS SoCaL, formerly KOCE-TV, is Southern California's PBS station dedicated to interactively educating, entertaining, and enlightening the greater Los Angeles area. With its three unique broadcast channels. PBS SoCaL HD, PBS OC, and WORLD TV, PBS SoCaL provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature, and Masterpiece, as well as local productions Real Orange, SoCaL Insider With Rick Reiff, and Bookmark With Maria Hall-Brown. Through community outreach initiatives including PBS SoCaL Education, PBS SoCaL provides local schools access to new media materials that engage students in 21st century learning. Explore the future of PBS in Southern California at www.pbssocal.org.

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