As a leader in children’s programming, CPTV has built a strong reputation for bringing Barney & Friends, Bob the Builder, Angelina Ballerina, and The Saddle Club to public television stations across the country.
CPTV Kids is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children, building knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity through curriculum-based entertainment.
In addition to our educational programming through CPTV Kids, CPBN Education offers direct-service outreach programs that bridge local, state, and national public media activities with targeted events and public engagement that supports and expands on the subjects, issues, and ideas they address.
Resources available to children and families include:
PBS Ready to Learn — a nationwide effort using on-air, online and print resources, as well as local support to help parents and early childhood educators prepare children for success in school.
PBS Parents — a trusted resource with information on child development and early learning. It also serves as a parent’s window to the world of PBS KIDS, offering access to educational games and activities inspired by PBS KIDS programs.
CPTV Kids Events — offers outreach programs that partner with local businesses, schools, and organizations to bring the wonder and excitement of PBS Kids shows and characters to our communities. Local and community-based events bring awareness and fun educational experiences to places all over Connecticut for children and families of all ages. You might even see a familiar face when we’re out and about!
Past partners and event locations include:
Windsor Early Childhood Council
New Children’s Museum
Essex Steam Train and Riverboat
CPBN EDU Events — CPBN Edu is committed to bringing events that engage and inspire to lifelong learners around Connecticut. Through events like the Arts Takeover, screenings of PBS documentaries, and forums, CPBN Edu helps our audience explore new territory in ways no one else can and empower all of Connecticut to make our state and our world a more extraordinary place to live.
ScouTV Interactive— an initiative by CPBN Education to bring Boy and Girl Scouts into the Learning Lab to become better, more effective communicators and earn related badges for participating in tours and activities.
See some of the cub scouts in action!
For more information about scheduling a tour at CPTV’s Studios, information regarding an event, contact the SVP of Education: