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South Carolina ETV announces new Smart Cat education initiative

November 18, 2020 - Posted in Education
Growing Up With Smart Cat

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the launch of Growing Up with Smart Cat – an education initiative featuring a new workbook and short video series. Both generated to align with specific curriculum standards, the workbook is available for download now, and episodes of the short video series will be published each Wednesday at 1 p.m. on the @SouthCarolinaETV Facebook page. The video segments will also appear on air during SCETV’s kids programming blocks.

Achieved with support from both EdVenture Children’s Museum and SC First Steps, Growing Up with Smart Cat content targets students Pre-K – 2nd grade and covers all subject areas and multiple developmental skills. The short video series features 11, 45-second episodes, each focused on a different topic, such as roadway safety, money, choosing friends, germs, manners and diversity.

In addition to this initiative, SCETV’s Education team recently launched a new SCETV Kids Club. Designed for children 12 and under who love SCETV and PBS KIDS, SCETV Kids Club members receive an official membership certificate, access to special SCETV PBS KIDS activities and events, a birthday message from Smart Cat and a surprise gift in the mail each quarter. Printed copies of the Growing Up with Smart Cat workbook will also be available for club members. There is no membership fee to join the club.

For more on the SCETV Kids Club, visit www.scetv.org/kidsclub. To view full episodes of the Growing Up with Smart Cat short video series or to download the complementary workbook, visit www.scetv.org/smart-cat.

QUOTES:

“Recognizing the challenges that many of our educators, parents and students are currently facing, we continue to look for ways we can utilize our unique resources to provide assistance. I’m proud of our Education team and the creation of this new initiative, which aims to bring interactive, curriculum-based content to South Carolina students across this state.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

“Smart Cat has been the face of SCETV Kids since 1984, so when discussions began about the creation of a new, educational short video series, utilizing Smart Cat made perfect sense. This new initiative has been a labor of love for our team, and we hope it will make learning fun for children throughout South Carolina.” –SCETV Vice President of Education Dr. Stephanie Frazier

FIVE FAST FACTS:     

  • SCETV) today announced the launch of Growing Up with Smart Cat – an education initiative featuring a new workbook and short video series.
  • The workbook is available for download now, and episodes of the short video series will be published each Wednesday at 1 p.m. on the @SouthCarolinaETV Facebook page. The video segments will also appear on air during SCETV’s kids programming blocks.
  • Achieved with support from both EdVenture Children’s Museum and SC First Steps, Growing Up with Smart Cat content targets students Pre-K – 2nd grade and covers all subject areas and multiple developmental skills.
  • SCETV’s Education team recently launched a new SCETV Kids Club – a free, interactive club designed for children 12 and under who love SCETV and PBS KIDS.
  • For more on the SCETV Kids Club, visit www.scetv.org/kidsclub. To view full episodes of the Growing Up with Smart Cat short video series or to download the complementary workbook, visit www.scetv.org/smart-cat.

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