The Ready To Learn Grant: Producers
Programming Grant Recipients
The Learning Box
New York-based The Learning Box, in partnership with WTTW Chicago, is producing three Ready to Learn initiative properties: Everyday Alphabet, R U There?, and a yet-to-be-named literacy-promoting property for five- to seven-year-olds. Using innovative technologies and new delivery methods for educational programming, The Learning Box will bring these exciting new productions to Ready To Learn initiative audiences through television, the Internet, handheld devices, and other emerging technologies.
Out of the Blue Enterprises
Based in New York City, Out of the Blue Enterprises, producers of SUPER WHY!, includes the creative team that developed and produced the landmark series, Blue's Clues on Nickelodeon's, Nick Jr.
With headquarters in New York City, Sesame Workshop, has a name that speaks for itself, with over 35 years of programming that serves the educational needs of children around the world. The New Electric Company is being reinvented for the 21st century for a whole new generation of children. Sesame Workshop is also the producer of Sesame Street.
WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts, brings Martha Speaks! to the PBS KIDS Ready To Learn initiative lineup. WGBH productions are seen and heard across the United States and Canada and produce more of the PBS prime-time and Web lineup than any other station. WGBH is also a co-producer with Sirius Thinking and Mississippi Public Broadcasting of Between the Lions.
Word World, LLC
Word World, LLC, based in New York, is bringing Word World to the PBS lineup as part of the Ready To Learn initiative. Created by Don Moody, Word World is a children's television production where words are the stars of the show, and children watch letters morph into words that become beloved characters. Word World's team includes the Emmy-award winning producer Olexa Hewryk and industry veterans Sue Hollenberg and Tina Peel.