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Detroit Public Television

Detroit Public Television’s Early Education Ecosystem engages adults in children’s lives to create positive impact. According to the proposal, “the goal of all of DPTV’s community-based work is to equip the adults with ideas to support early learning, healthy brain development, kindergarten readiness, and third grade reading proficiency.” To accomplish this, DPTV executes a number of workshops, trainings and special events aimed to support both adults and children. DPTV, through its free, 24/7 children’s television channel, has unprecedented access into the homes of families across our region. The organization believes this reach will be a crucial part of their success engaging informal childcare providers.


Pre-School-U: Funding will support the expansion of DPTV’s reach in Brightmoor to ensure more caregivers, educators and children benefit from DPTV’s expertise in early childhood education. This includes the following initatives:

Pre-School U: Multi-generation workshops focusing on topics such as literacy development,
cognitive skills, school readiness and brain development.

Ready to Learn: Special, multi-generation workshops with a focus on science and technology,
using items such as tablets to engage parents and children together.

EdCamp: Sessions targeted at Brightmoor’s early childhood educators to build their professional skills and confidence.