Kurt Bielema

Education Blog - March 27, 2020

WILL-TV Launches New At-Home Learning Resources To Support Families

Attention, parents! WILL-TV has made adjustments to our TV schedule to support your family’s at-home learning during Illinois school closures.  Our main channel, 12.1, now offers PBS KIDS programming for children in grades Pre-K-5 Monday through Friday from 6am until 5pm.

Cartoon image of Jackie Joyner Kersee, Xavier, Yadina and Brad

Education Blog - March 23, 2020

Xavier Riddle And The Secret Museum Teaches Kids About History, Inspires Them To Discover The Potential Within

Who are your favorite historical heroes?  Jackie Joyner Kersee?  Anna Pavlova? Martin Luther King? Helen Keller?  Amelia Earhart? Imagine being able to travel back in time with your children to meet real-life inspirational figures when they were kids.  You can with the PBS KIDS show, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum on WILL-TV and anytime on-line at PBS KIDS.

Education Blog - March 18, 2020

Keeping Your Kids Playing And Learning At Home While Schools Are Closed

Now that all of Illinois’ schools are closed through March 31, you might be wondering how to keep the kids playing and learning at home.  I’m with you!  I have a daughter in kindergarten who turns six in two days!  WILL Education is here to help.

Four people stand together in front of a big banner that reads "Early Childhood Champaign," "PBS KIDS" and "WILL-TV."

Education Blog - June 07, 2019

Honoring Illinois’ Early Childhood Educators

Raising, supporting and teaching very young children is an awesome responsibility that takes all kinds of skills, patience and access to resources.  If you are in the midst of doing this work, you are helping lay the foundation for a child’s lifelong learning, and WILL wants to thank and support you.

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