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What Is Educational Outreach?

In very broad terms, outreach extends the impact of public broadcasting through a variety of media services, educational materials, and collaborative activities designed to engage individuals and foster community participation in addressing issues of concern.

Educational outreach refers to activities that support formal or classroom-based education, as well as informal education that occurs outside the classroom. Educational outreach campaigns provide educational experiences for young people in classrooms, child care centers, Head Start programs, libraries, after-school programs, community-based organizations, and museums, as well as supporting the professional development of the professionals and paraprofessionals who work with the children. Educational outreach for children's programs can also target families with resources that improve parents' understanding of child development, their role as their child's first teacher, and strategies for using television as an educational tool.

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