School Readiness

School is back in session and families are gearing up for a very different school year. School can be fun and exciting for students and families and there are lots of things to think about when making sure your child is ready for success at school. KBTC, PBS KIDS, and our partners, are here to help you and your students feel healthy, confident, and energized about the 2020-2021 school year. 

Check out the school readiness tips and resources below for an easy and fun school year!


Tacoma Public Schools 2020-2021

If you have children in Tacoma Public Schools, you can find updated and useful district information regarding all things Back to School and School for the 2020-2021 school year. Click here for articles discussing current updates and learn more information about schools reopening, remote/hybrid learning, and all online.

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KBTC School Readiness Tips and Resources

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View the special recording of the event "Make the Most of Learning at Home with PBS KIDS" from November 18th to help you and your family stay consistent and feel supported with at-home learning.

Prepping for a Very Different School Yea

Watch the recording from the latest virtual event "Prepping for a Very Different School Year" to gain insight on how to prepare with confidence and security as we head into a new school year.

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Find all things Back to School with PBS Parents! Here you can find tips, printables, checklists and articles to help you and your family take on the

2020-2021 school year.

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Get ready for the start of school with some of our favorite back-to-school resources from

PBS LearningMedia!

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Sign up to receive our KBTC Kids Weekly

E-Newsletter for fresh content with a new theme every week! Our newsletter has local PBS KIDS resources, events, tips and more.

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PBS KIDS is here to help no matter what learning situation your family is facing this year. Click here for new weekly content.

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Check out the #ParentStrong webcast covering topics like social and emotional learning, motivating your child, keeping them on track academically and more.

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With kids at home and parents looking for educational activities, many of our favorite authors are offering online read-aloud and activities on social media.

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Our KBTC Team has put together a list of activities that we've been distributing since school closures. Click here to view the list and enjoy these fun activities at home!

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