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What PBS North Carolina Offers Teachers & Childcare Providers:
PBS North Carolina's unique programs and services provide people of all ages with enriching, educational television. Since 2005, PBS children’s outreach has used a Literacy 360° approach and funded PBS stations to create a new generation of community engagement programs, designed to supplement the educational television programming with various support services for children, parents, childcare providers, and teachers. PBS Media North Carolina provides materials that are beneficial for the home, school, and the community through our education efforts and partnerships.

The needs of North Carolina’s pre-schoolers, students, educators, and parents are varied and numerous. PBS North Carolina meets those needs in a variety of skillful and creative ways such as: face-to-face teacher and parent workshops, PBS TeacherLine professional development courses, PBS LearningMedia, American Graduate initiative, online bilingual resources, summer camps, contests, games, mobile apps and community events with Read-a-roo and her PBS KIDS pals. We also offer a dynamic line-up of researched-based educational and entertaining PBS KIDS programs and original local content on Rootle, your 24/7 PBS KIDS Channel.

From preschool through college and beyond, PBS North Carolina plays a crucial role in education, serving as our state’s largest classroom.

PBS Teachers' Lounge
Your Source for Teaching Inspiration
Take a break in the PBS Teachers’ Lounge, a virtual gathering place where educators can get fresh ideas, interact with peers, and discover innovative learning tools!

Who is Read-a-roo?
Read-a-roo is Rootle's reading mascot. She is a seven-foot kangaroo who visits schools and libraries across the state introducing children to the exciting world of reading. She attends reading awards programs, helps with story time in schools and the community, provides station tours and travels to reading festivals encouraging children to read. Roo also loves to move and promotes nutritious eating and fitness.

Roo can be seen on Rootle and PBS NC during children's programming sharing fun things for children, including Read-a-roo’s Block Party, meet-and-greet opportunities with other PBS KIDS pals, promoting healthy habits and Block Party LIVE! Read-a-roo is a hit with all ages.