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WOUB Learning Lab Offers Ohio Ready to Learn Workshops

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Free professional development for childcare providers and early childhood educators

ATHENS, OH – Calling all childcare providers and early childhood educators! The WOUB Public Media Learning Lab is offering professional development workshops to help you get the hands-on training needed to improve the lives of children and families in our region. All workshops are Ohio approved and are offered at no charge. Registration can be completed at

This year four different workshops are being offered. They will be offered in a series in Athens, Washington, Jefferson, Jackson, Tuscarawas, Muskingum, Coshocton and Guernsey counties. We will explore books, PBS Kids Apps and other learning activities around these topics.

Topics for our Ohio Ready to Learn 2019-20 Series include:

Writing Fun, Right Now for Preschoolers AT#126826

Early childhood professionals who attend this training will be introduced to the different stages of writing development in young children and will have the opportunity to practice a variety of engaging instructional strategies that support preschoolers’ emergent writing skills.

Terrific Transition Tips for Preschoolers AT#127019

For some children, daily routines and transitions can be very challenging. This workshop will explore several strategies for making transition times with young children easier and more successful.

Playing to Learn! AT#127157

Play is critical to the development of young children. Participants who attend this training will be able to describe how children learn through play and will explore a variety of strategies that will support children’s playful learning experiences.

Fostering Friendships AT#127160

Successful friendships in early childhood contribute to a child’s long-term quality of life. Participants who attend this workshop will explore a variety of strategies that will foster critical friendship skills in young children.


For more information about the workshops in our region, call 740-593-0359 or email Jackie Casey for assistance


About WOUB Public Media Learning Lab

Using the trusted and valued educational resources of WOUB Public Media and PBS, the WOUB Learning Lab empowers teachers, students, parents and caregivers to use 21st century learning tools and media proven to impact student success. Through professional development, classroom integration of educational technology, promotion of WOUB children’s programming and PBS Learning Media and supporting parents and families in the education of their children, the WOUB Learning Lab is a go-to resource for high-quality educational advancement support.