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AETN Early Education

AETN offers Early Education resources to Pre-K to 4 educators, students, parents and families.

Early education prepares children for success in school and life. AETN focuses on the value of early childhood education including parental involvement and school readiness geared to PreK-4. AETN offers families, educators and students the tools and resources necessary to enhance the learning environment and impact early learners so that they grow and succeed.

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Early Education Highlights

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It's never to early to learn, and PBS KIDS "ScratchJr" is a great new app that helps kids learn computer coding by creating their own interactive stories and games! Learn more about how children ages 5-7 can learn the building blocks of computer programming by snapping together graphical programming blocks to make their favorite PBS KIDS characters come to life after the jump.



PBS KIDS Scratch Jr Code-to-Learn Camp at AETN

AETN will present the PBS KIDS ScratchJr Code-to-Learn Camp June 21-24. This camp has been designed as a sequence of activities to introduce children to creative coding by giving them the opportunity to create their own stories, games and collages with the PBS KIDS ScratchJr tablet app. The camp will use collaborative, digital and physical activities to teach children about computer coding. There is no cost for this camp, but space is limited. Reserve your spot soon

With PBS KIDS ScratchJr children don't just learn to code, they code to learn.

PBS KIDS ScratchJr Code-to-Learn Camp
June 21 - June 24, 9 a.m.-noon
A Snack Will Be Provided


If you have any questions, please contact Amy Routt at aroutt@aetn.org.

Educator Resources

For resources including activities, downloads and other online tools, visit aetn.org/educators/resources.

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Play together, grow together. Sesame Street toolkits provide opportunities to build closeness and confidence, make learning fun, and keep your child's world safe and secure.

Visit the Sesame Street Website

Upcoming Events

For more information on early education resources from AETN contact Amy Routt at aroutt@aetn.org.

Guiding Children Successfully

Episode 1: Effective Motivation for Children - Parental Involvement

In this AETN course, Family Life Specialist Dr. Wally Goddard discusses three ways to successfully motivate children. Goddard describes what motivation is, the problems with certain types of motivation, and how to effectively motivate children. Watch Now

Episode 2: Helping Children Use Their Gifts - Parental Involvement

In this AETN course, Family Life Specialist Dr. Wally Goddard shares with educators how high-self esteem has become more detrimental than helpful to children. Instead, he believes we should help children use their gifts. In this episode, Goddard explains three ways he believes we can achieve this. First, teachers must focus on a child's strengths because every person has a gift. Second, it is necessary to teach children that no one has every gift. Third, we all need to use our gift to help others through some kind of service. Ultimately, by using our gift to help others, our gifts will help make the world a better place and individuals' self-esteem will be raised. Watch Now

Episode 3: Parents and Teachers Working Together - Parental Involvement

This AETN course instructs teachers and parents how to work as partners to assist children. Three main points for parent and teacher cooperation are discussed and illustrated by host and Family Life Specialist, Dr. Wally Goddard. Strategies for teachers and for parents, that can help children succeed in school, are described. Negotiation skills and handling hostilities are also among the topics discussed. Watch Now