KNME continues to host "Ready to Learn Ser­vice Work­shops." The work­shops are adult-training courses designed to pro­vide par­ents, care­givers and child­care providers with con­cepts and activ­i­ties that fos­ter lit­er­acy, early-childcare con­cepts and media awareness.

Work­shop Sched­ule:

"Food For Thought: Eat­ing Well on a Bud­get with Sesame Street"
Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to noon at Pres­by­ter­ian Hos­pi­tal, 1100 Cen­tral Ave. SE

This new work­shop is designed by Sesame Street to help com­mu­ni­cate with fam­i­lies fac­ing lim­ited food choices, and to offer pos­i­tive steps to help fam­i­lies stay healthy.

"The Elec­tric Com­pany: Spark­ing Lit­er­acy Learn­ing"
Feb. 25, 10 a.m. to noon at Moun­tain­view Pri­vate Ele­men­tary, 4100 New Vis­tas Ct. NW

The Elec­tric Com­pany turns on the power of pos­si­bil­ity for kids by show­ing them that learn­ing to read can be fun. Like the orig­i­nal series, the new show illu­mi­nates edu­ca­tional goals through pop cul­ture using music, com­edy, tech­nol­ogy and celebrity fig­ures to cre­ate a play­ful mul­ti­me­dia expe­ri­ence. Learn how to use the series to teach kids ages 6–9 the power of reading. 

"Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That"
March 10, 10 a.m. to noon at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE

Become famil­iar with how var­i­ous sci­ence top­ics are explored dur­ing the pro­gram and how chil­dren are encour­aged to nur­ture their nat­ural curios­ity about how things work.

"Martha Speaks: Martha in the Class­room"
March 24, 10 a.m. to noon at Moun­tain­view Pri­vate Ele­men­tary, 4100 New Vis­tas Ct. NW

"Super Why! (4&5)"
April 21, 10 a.m. – noon at Presbyterian Hospital, 1100 Central Ave. SE

Participants gain knowledge of books, activities and storytelling that can help any child build skills and confidence in learning how to read.

The work­shops are open to par­ents, care­givers and edu­ca­tors of chil­dren ages birth to five. The ses­sions explore emo­tion coach­ing and other spe­cific par­ent­ing prac­tices that con­tribute to early child­hood learn­ing. Par­tic­i­pants learn the core con­cepts of com­mu­ni­ca­tion and social emo­tional learn­ing and how these early inter­ac­tions lay the foun­da­tion for learning.

Unless spec­i­fied, chil­dren are not per­mit­ted to attend the work­shops. Atten­dees are asked to bring their own food and drink as refresh­ments will not be pro­vided. All work­shops meet the require­ments of CYFD.

The work­shops, which are funded with sup­port from the Cor­po­ra­tion for Pub­lic Broad­cast­ing with local sup­port from Bernalillo County and St. Joseph Com­mu­nity Health, are free and open to the pub­lic. How­ever, space is lim­ited and par­tic­i­pants must call (505) 277‑4087 to register.

For more infor­ma­tion, visit: Ready to Learn.