Ready to Learn

The Ready To Learn Grant

About the Grant

Past Ready To Learn initiative grants from the U.S. Department of Education have funded some of the country's most effective and beloved children's educational television programming. Ready To Learn initiative programs like Between the Lions, Sesame Street, SUPER WHY, and WordWorld have helped young children build the cognitive, problem solving, and social/emotional skills they need for school success.

Today's Ready To Learn initiative funding is focused heavily on developing programs and resources that help young children build strong pre-reading and reading skills, using scientifically-based reading research (SBRR) to guide teaching strategies. Other current Ready To Learn initiative priorities include:

Current Ready To Learn initiative grantees are PBS in partnership with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Ready To Learn Partnership. Fun, engaging, innovative, and motivating productions in development include the soon-to-be-unveiled Martha Speaks and an updated version of The Electric Company. These new shows will join perennial Ready To Learn Initiative favorites Between the Lions, Sesame Street, SUPER WHY, and WordWorld.