Education is at the heart of our mission
One of primary goals as your regional PBS station and community 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.
We educate 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 sponsor and facilitate professional development opportunities for early childhood educators, and we have hosted numerous station events, conferences 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.