Growing Education: Planting Seeds
airing on WCTE...
May 21 8:30 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
May 24 5:00 p.m.
June 16 10:30 p.m.
June 26 10:30 p.m.
June 28 5:30 p.m.
Planting Seeds is the second documentary in WCTE’s Growing Education as a part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to help local communities across America address the dropout crisis. This episode will focus on education from the very beginning of a child’s life, and how parents and caregivers make the biggest impact on a child’s lifelong learning. Mental development, socio-economic issues, and health topics will be discussed. Local parents, families, and educators will share stories for success and learning resources for these critical first stages in a child’s education.
WCTE's Educational Mission:
To make sure all children enter school Ready To Learn, become an American Graduate and develop a love of learning so they can become life-long learners. What distinguishes WCTE and PBS from other broadcasters is our public service commitment to fostering lifelong learning. This commitment is reflected in our on- air educational programs, our online services and in the work we do within the community.
These two initiatives powered by grants from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting allow WCTE to empower families and communities with the resources, tools and support to break cycles of generational poverty and chronic school underchievement, to narrow the achievement gap, and teach parents how to be their child's first teacher.