Education is the heart of our mission

One of primary goals as a station and your regional partner is to help children succeed in school. We broadcast outstanding educational programs for kids, but we also move beyond the family living room to engage and inspire children to be ready and eager to learn.

Over the past decade we have educated parents, providers, teachers and children on a variety of topics that expand and enrich their lives. We have improved the prospects of low literate, low income, English as a second language, rural and special needs families through literacy and child development workshops. We have visited preschools and elementary classrooms throughout the Quad Cities region and provided thousands of free books and learning materials to students whose families cannot afford them. We have sponsored professional development opportunities for early childhood educators, and we have hosted numerous station events and supported community activities that bring families together.

As part of the PBS network, we offer an incredible array of entertaining and educational programs for children and outstanding resources for families, educators and childcare providers.


WQPT and First Book
First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis. WQPT and our regional partners are making a difference, read more.

Events & Activities In the Community
Explore WQPT's variety of Educational Outreach workshops, events and activities in our region.

Resources Resources
Resources to help parents, educators and childcare providers make good choices.

Raising Readers Raising Readers
Valuable content to help improve the literacy skills of children ages two through eight.

Clear and concise information regarding the real benefits of WQPT and the exceptional value
of our programming.

Ready To Learn Ready To Learn
Ready to Learn's goal is to assist parents and teachers with ideas on how to be Ready to Teach.

Smart Television Smart Television
View guidelines to help ensure that you're selecting programs which are positive learning tools for children.

PBS LearningMedia
A next-generation digital media service, empowers PreK–16 educators to re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and creatively engage students. Read more.

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