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U.S. Department of Education Funded Study Demonstrates, WordWorld, a PBS KIDS(R) Television Series Works as Critical Early Literacy Tool
Date:12/11/2008

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The Ready To Learn Partnership

The Ready To Learn Partnership (RTLP) is a consortium of children's media creators, early childhood educators, communications professionals, evaluators and a public television affiliate that was awarded a Ready To Learn Cooperative Agreement in 2005 by the U.S. Department of Education. Funded activities are focused on creating and researching media-based interventions to engender young children's early literacy acquisition, with an emphasis on children living in families at the lowest income levels. The WordWorld television series, the first of four properties being produced by the RTLP, was created to meet these objectives.

About WordWorld, LLC

WordWorld, LLC, created by Don Moody, is a multimedia platform that engages kids through television (PBS Kids), via interactive resources, and with learning products available at Target. Through a first-of-its-kind, patent-pending learning tool, all "WordWorld" products embed words into images to enhance word recognition. WordWorld, LLC is part of the Ready To Learn Partnership (RTLP), a public-private consortium awarded a five-year multimillion dollar grant by the U.S. Department of Education. Members of the consortium include Chicago PBS member station WTTW and the Michael Cohen Group, an international research firm responsible for formative and summative testing of the show. For more information please visit the company's website at http://www.WordWorld.com/presskit.

About Michael Cohen Group LLC

Michael Cohen Group LLC (MCG) is an independent research and public opinion firm with expertise in education, children, youth, adolescents, families, media, policy and strategic communications. MCG, headquartered in New York, is the principal evaluation team of the Ready To Learn Partn
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