Educational Outreach

Education is at the heart
of our mission

One of primary goals as your regional PBS station and community partner is to help children succeed in school. We broadcast outstanding educational programs for kids, but we also move beyond the family living room to engage and inspire children to be ready and eager to learn.

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We help educate

We educate parents, providers, teachers and children on a variety of topics that expand and enrich their lives. We have improved the prospects of low literate, low income, English as a second language, rural and special needs families through literacy and child development workshops. We have visited preschools and elementary classrooms throughout the Quad Cities region and provided thousands of free books and learning materials to students whose families cannot afford them. We sponsor and facilitate professional development opportunities for early childhood educators, and we have hosted numerous station events, conferences and supported community activities that bring families together.

As part of the PBS network, we offer an incredible array of entertaining and educational programs for children and outstanding resources for families, educators and childcare providers.


WQPT and First Book

First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. WQPT and our regional partners are making a difference, read more.

Events & Activities In the Community
Explore WQPT's variety of workshops, events and activities in our region.

Resources Resources
Resources to help parents, educators and others to make exceptional choices.

Raising Readers Raising Readers
Learn how to help improve the literacy skills of children ages two through eight.

Clear and concise information regarding the real benefits of our programming.

Ready To Learn Ready To Learn
Assisting parents and teachers with ideas on how to be "Ready to Teach."

Smart Television Smart Television
Guidelines to help ensure that you're selecting positive learning programming.

PBS LearningMedia

A next-generation digital media service, empowers PreK–16 educators to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. Read more.

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