OETA is dedicated to the lifelong learning of every Oklahoman—young and old.
“We at OETA are especially mindful of Oklahoma’s children this week,” said Executive Director Polly Anderson. “We want to make sure every parent and caretaker is aware of the many educational resources OETA has to offer.”
OETA’s children’s programming begins at 6 a.m. and lasts until 5pm Monday through Friday. Programs include fan favorites like Curious George, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street. OETA also offers 24/7 PBS KIDS programming on Cox cable and free over-the-air using a digital antenna. Channel numbers vary depending on the viewing area, please check here to find the channel in your area. If you are on the go, you can stream PBS KIDS with the PBS KIDS app or online at PBSKIDS.org.
Additionally, OETA has made hands-on activities and early learning media resources available at OETA.tv. “You can find activities for children ages 3-9. Materials for older children, can be found at PBSLearningMedia.org,” said OETA Vice President of Education and Outreach Curtis Calvin. PBS LearningMedia offers topical lessons paired with educational media suitable for students in middle school or high school.
Anderson also commented, “Change and uncertainty can be hard for children. We want parents to know we have resources to help them talk to their children about what’s going on.” Parenting toolkits and discussion guides can be found at PBS Parents.
Anderson closed by saying, “Our children are the future. As we do everyday, we will insure that students and caretakers have the resources they need.”