About PBS SoCal Family Math

Improving meaningful outcomes for children by leveraging the power of early math skills.

PBS SoCal Family Math

Improving meaningful outcomes for children by leveraging the power of early math skills.

About Us

Early math skills can unlock powerful opportunities for children. Research has found that if you give your children a strong math start by the age of five, then you’re setting them up for all kinds of success, such as:

  • math and reading achievement in third grade
  • math and reading achievement in fifth grade
  • graduation from high school
  • enrollment in college

So we’re reaching out to families — particularly parents and caregivers — and offering insights, tools, and support so that they can confidently, joyfully and authentically explore math with children aged 2 to 5.

Our PBS SoCal Family Math mission:

  • empower caregivers to engage in their children’s learning
  • encourage a positive view of math for children and caregivers
  • improve math proficiency and kindergarten readiness

We’re partnering with stakeholders throughout Southern California so that families can access fun, developmentally appropriate, culturally relevant math opportunities in their communities. A trip to the grocery store or a walk through the neighborhood shows us that numbers, shapes, sizes and patterns are all around us. Math is everywhere! We’re determined to empower parents and caregivers to make the most of these embedded learning opportunities.

We believe if we put our kids on the “math path,” then the sky’s the limit.

So let’s get our math on!

McKinley Elementary School workshop

Our Tools

The PBS SoCal Family Math initiative integrates hands-on curriculum, interactive games, take-home activities, digital videos and rich content that allows for creative and playful learning experiences.

For participants in Compton, California, we’re programming in-person events like caregiver workshops, family math nights and summer learning days. For all of our participants, near, far and in-between, we’re developing a suite of digital tools.

We know that when it comes to young children and families, there is no “one size fits all.” By offering lots of opportunities and entry points, accessible both in English and in Spanish, we hope that everyone can find the support they need to share math experiences with young children, wherever, whenever and however the opportunity presents itself.


Join our mailing list to learn about the latest digital tools we are offering to help your little ones learn math.