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PBS KIDS, for preschoolers, and PBS KIDS GO!, for early elementary school kids, offer all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. With positive role models and content designed to nurture a child's total well-being, PBS's children's media and family and educator resources - including PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! television series, PBSKIDS.org, PBSKIDSGO.org, PBS Parents (PBSPARENTS.org), PBS Teachers (PBSTEACHERS.org), PBS KIDS Raising Readers and literacy events across the country - leverage the full spectrum of media, technology and community to build knowledge, critical thinking, imagination and curiosity. Empowering children for success in school and in life, only PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS GO! have earned the unanimous endorsement of parents, children, industry leaders and teachers. In September 2008, PBS KIDS GO! launched its video player (PBSKIDSGO.org/video), featuring hundreds of video clips and dozens of full-length episodes. Since launch, the site is averaging 1.3 million streams per week. PBSKIDS.org averages 9 million unique visitors a month. PBS is a nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 356 public television stations, serving more than 115 million people on-air and online each month. For more information on specific shows supporting literacy, science, math, and more, visit PBS.org/pressroom.
About The Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. The Department includes more than 300 programs, covering a wide spectrum of activities. HHS represents almost a quarter of all federal outlays, and it administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. HHS works closely with state and local governments, and many HHS-funded services are provided at the local level by state or county agencies, or through private sector grantees. The Department's programs are administered by 11 operating divisions, including eight agencies in the U.S. Public Health Service and three human services agencies. In addition to the services they deliver, the HHS programs provide for equitable treatment of beneficiaries nationwide, and they enable the collection of national health and other data.
About The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR)
The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) is the professional organization for the academic medical and public health community dedicated to prevention and public health education and research. Since 1942, APTR has served health professionals, faculty and students from academic departments within medical and health professions schools, public heath graduate programs, health agencies, and schools of public health. We also represent the accredited and emerging graduate programs across the U.S. that grant public health degrees and therefore prepare students for professional careers in public health.
APTR provides curriculum, professional development programs, and tools for its membership of educators, researchers, residents and students. APTR is a primary link for the academic prevention and public health community to public, private and government funding opportunities in order to support and encourage research, education, and training projects in the area of prevention and public health.
About First 5 California
First 5 California, also known as the California Children and Families Commission, was established after voters passed Proposition 10 in November 1998, adding a 50 cents-per-pack tax on cigarettes to fund education, health, childcare and other programs for expectant parents and children ages 0 to 5. First 5 California's vision is that all children 0 to 5 in California enter school ready to achieve their greatest potential. For more information, please visit www.first5california.com.
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