In a recent video produced by PBS about its Ready To Learn initiative—and aired at the PBS Annual Meeting—WestEd Research Associate Michelle Tiu discusses findings from a series of evaluation studies WestEd conducted on Ready To Learn.

The studies followed low-income parents and their preschool-age children to evaluate whether using a suite of PBS KIDS digital learning materials at home could increase children’s math skills.

In the video, Tiu notes that high-quality educational media can have a positive impact on early learning, especially in low-income communities. She also indicates that WestEd’s research found that children made positive and significant gains in their math learning after using PBS KIDS content.

WestEd has conducted multiple studies about the PBS Ready to Learn Initiative, including PBS KIDS Mathematics Transmedia Suites in Preschool Homes: A Report to the CPB-PBS Ready to Learn Initiative.