PBS SOCAL PROVIDES BOOKS IN SUPPORT OF SUMMER LEARNING

Posted by Stacy Shaffer

PBS SOCAL PROVIDES BOOKS

IN SUPPORT OF SUMMER LEARNING

COSTA MESA, Calif. (August 8, 2014) – PBS SoCaL is distributing 500 free early-learning books to serve 2,000 children in Southern California communities, to help address the learning losses that can occur during the summer months. Thanks to a generous donation from Carson-Dellosa Publishing to PBS KIDS, the books will be distributed in partnership with Project Access atLos Angeles andOrangeCounty sites.

“When children return to school in the fall, teachers typically spend between four and six weeks re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer,” said Jamie Myers, PBS SoCaL VP of Education. “We know that parents are looking for ways to bridge this summer learning gap, so we are thrilled that we can provide materials that support reading and learning throughout the summer toSouthern Californiacommunities.”

All summer long, PBS SoCaL has additionally provided free PBS KIDS resources through a new summer schedule, as well as a variety of digital resources and community activities to keep families learning and exploring all summer long. Educational activities, local event information, and online resources are available at http://www.pbssocal.org/summer/

About PBS SoCaL

PBS SoCaL is PBS for Greater Los Angeles serving as Southern California’s largest classroom, its largest stage for the arts, and most trusted information source. With its three unique broadcast channels, PBS SoCaL HD (KOCE), PBS SoCaL Plus and PBS SoCaL World, provides award-winning programs like Frontline, NewsHour, NOVA, Nature and Masterpiece, as well as local productions including Studio SoCaL and LAaRT.  As the flagship PBS station in Southern California, PBS SoCaL National Productions works with filmmakers to develop programs and series to distribute nationally each year. 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

About PBS KIDS

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 Carson-Dellosa

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Group, based inGreensboro,North Carolina, was founded by teachers and boasts a 35-year history as the leading supplemental education provider for educators, parents, and students around the world. Carson-Dellosa is renowned for nurturing a child’s learning potential and environment through standards-based curriculum, innovative digital learning products, supplemental learning materials, and classroom resources.

Carson-Dellosa proudly provides teachers, parents, and children around the world with the best possible educational materials produced by the industry’s most recognizable and respected award-winning brands, including Summer Bridge Activities®, Mark Twain Publishing, Specturm®, Thinking Kids®, and Brighter Child®. To learn more about Carson-Dellosa, visit carsondellosa.com, Facebook.com/CarsonDellosa, Twitter.com/CDPub, Pinterest.com/CarsonDellosa, or Youtube.com/CarsonDellosaPub

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