Back in February, we announced that WGBY and our coalition of local partners would be launching the North End Center for Literacy and Learning, a project focused on connecting parents, families, and educators in the North End with early learning resources. We thought we’d update you on what’s going on now.
A community calendar of events has been posted through June with activities at the Center each week. Open lab times are available for families to drop-in after school and play with touch tablets or PBS Kids Lab games on the big SMARTboard screen. Other events include themed family days like one this past week, El Dia de los Niños, at which we celebrated children’s learning. Take a look at this video to see what the Center looks like now:
Beyond events at the Center, WGBY staff have been making site visits to partners like HeadStart, Square One, Springfield YMCA, and the Springfield Parks Department. At each visit, students are given hands-on time with tablets to play learning games and see how technology can support what they learn in school.
For more information about the Center and Ready To Learn: North End, visit our program website.