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get curious, parents!


Through Get Curious, Parents!, WQED is helping caregivers and educators foster the development of science and math literacy in children. We’ve selected some of our favorite resources from PBS KIDS shows focused on early learning in science and math, including Curious George, Sid the Science Kid, Dinosaur Train, The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!, Sesame Street, and Peg + Cat. These programs are supplemented by robust educational materials, including lesson plans, teacher guides, and hands-on activities designed to support and extend the learning objectives of the shows. Some of these resources are available here on the Get Curious, Parents! site; click on the "activities and more" section to explore. Diverse educator resources feature Common Core Curriculum, and align with PA State Standards.


Educator Resources by program

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Curious George

Dinosaur Train

Cat in the Hat

Sid The Science Kid

Sesame Street

Professional Development

WQED provides high-quality professional development to early childhood educators, parents, practitioners, and caregivers through its SuperTeachers initiative. The WQED SuperTeachers are seasoned educators affiliated with the Allegheny Intermediate Unit who have developed, with WQED’s education staff, six robust courses with PBS educational resources at their core: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Health and Wellness, Science, special needs learners, and a PBS overview. Each course is aligned with state and national educational standards and carries professional development credits as applicable.

WQED’s SuperTeachers tap the power of communication, collaboration, and content to provide a rich, flexible set of tools that helps educators, therapists, and instructional coaches to inspire creative and in-depth learning for young children in various disciplines. They also provide parents with the resources they need to extend the learning at home.

WQED’s SuperTeachers offer outreach sessions throughout the region for parents, paraprofessionals, community center staff, teachers and caregivers. To learn more about our early education trainings and to participate in a session, contact WQED at education@wqed.org!