Nebraska Ready To Learn






Check out our 2014
NET Kids Workshops

Nebraska Ready To Learn is a free program that can add to any group or individual early childhood education curriculum. NET Kids is working with the Fremont and Auburn communities to enhance the important work of parents and teachers.

Playing Ready To Learn educational games gives all children measurable gains in key literacy skills. In 2012 preschoolers who participated in the PBS KIDS Raising Readers outscored their peers who did not participate in the curriculum on:

  • Knowing concepts of story and print (12% gain).
  • Recognizing letters in own name (7.4% gain).
  • Knowing sounds of letters (37% gain).
  • Naming letters (20.8% gain).

Ready To Learn’s effective children’s media program (television, online activities, mobile game apps, events, etc.) is targeted toward America’s most at-risk 2 to 8-year-olds, but is also available to all families and children across the country.

Nebraska’s Ready To Learn Initiative seeks to enhance school readiness efforts and offset learning gaps.  Research indicates that children are better prepared for success in kindergarten when preschool teachers and families use the RTL resources.  RTL is a coordinated learning experience that connects concepts learned in school, after school, during summer programs, and in the home with the goal of strengthening children’s math and literacy skills.

Questions? Please contact Emily Nash, NET Early Childhood Specialist:


Funded in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

NRTL News!

Children have fun while they learn at the NET Kids Workshops. We provide several iPads and Kindles equipped with PBS Kids Games, proven to enhance school success.
NET Kids Workshops add to an English class for the Lincoln Literacy project.
PBS Kids Big Summer! You Can Go Anywhere!
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June 23 - July 18, 2014
Get ready to go places with PBS KIDS this summer. From reading to geography, summer learning can take kids anywhere! Each week you can share learning with your children with our suggested games, videos, and daily tips.
Through Nebraska Ready To Learn and the PBS Summer Learning Program, NET Kids and NET Early Childhood Education Specialist Emily Nash were joined by Curious George at the town-wide John C. Fremont Days celebration, a huge hit and... more››
Curious George and NET Kids joined other Auburn community partners in June to celebrate National Summer Learning Day. The evening was filled with activities and opportunities to help keep summer learning loss from affecting fall... more››