Education & Outreach

WTVI is on air, online and all around the Charlotte area. We’re active across our 13-county viewing area covering local stories for Carolina Impact  and Carolina Business Review, delivering literacy training to parents and teachers, offering community health screenings and financial literacy workshops, hosting community conversations, previewing upcoming PBS programs, and more.

PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest 2017

contestlogoFew things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. We would like to invite you to join PBS Charlotte as we encourage children to create their own stories and to take part in the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest.

The PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest is a contest designed to promote the advancement of children’s reading skills through hands-on, active learning. The Contest encourages children in grades K-3 to celebrate the power of creating stories and illustrations by submitting their own original pieces. The Contest extends the powerful tradition and annual success of the 15-year national “Reading Rainbow” Young Writers and Illustrators Contest.

Here are the PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Entry Form and PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest Rules.

For more information, please email Beverly Dorn-Steele.

20th Anniversary of Arthur!

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!

PBS Kids, parents and other family fans came out to enjoy a fun-filled musical adventure with Daniel Tiger Live at the Blumenthal Performing Arts.

Biz Kid$ on PBS Charlotte

PBS Charlotte has teamed up with Ally Financial to broadcast Biz Kid$, a program to help kids become financially educated about budgeting, savings, and credit. They’ll also learn how to become entrepreneurs or “Biz Kid$”! The show airs Sundays at 10:00 AM.


As part of the outreach campaign, PBS Charlotte is conducting financial literacy workshops for 4th-6th grade youth enrolled in The Bethlehem Center’s After School Program. Biz Kid$ on PBS Charlotte is brought to you in part by Ally Financial.

Schedule a Studio Tour of PBS Charlotte

If your school, church, or community group would like to schedule a tour of the PBS Charlotte studio, please email

For Teachers & Childcare Providers

bevwith chartIn addition to all the great children’s programming WTVI airs every day, we also offer a range of resources that start preschoolers on the road to reading, give educators and K-12 students online access to thousands of video, audio and print materials related to PBS shows, and help educators improve their practice with high-quality, low-cost professional development courses. Contact Beverly Dorn-Steele, Director of Education & Outreach, for more information on free early literacy workshops for childcare providers and preschool teachers.

Learn more about WTVI’s education resources for educators.

Learning (and Fun) for Kids & Families

Beverly at Sugar Creek LibraryHealthy habits begin at home and WTVI gives families lots of great ideas to learn, share and make things together–from book ideas, to tips for eating smart and staying active, to crafts and games for a rainy day, WTVI and PBS are a trusted resource for family-friendly activities.

Learn more about WTVI’s content for kids & families.


WTVI in the Community

community outreachHow can you connect with WTVI in the community?

Tune into our original programs on local news, culture, business and history to discover great stories in our region. Pitch us a story idea of your own. Partner with us to promote and expand the reach of local health, education and performance arts organizations. Attend local screenings and participate in special events.

Learn more about WTVI’s community outreach.

Play the WTVI PBS Charlotte Kart Kingdom Game

Hey Kids: Welcome to the new online world on

Visit to play the game, then customize your own unique Karts and complete challenges.

Instructions on how to access WTVI’s Kart on Kart Kingdom

  1. Go to Internet Explorer or Google Chrome
  2. Type into Search bar
  3. Create a username and password- WRITE IT DOWN SOMEWHERE to play the game
  4. After creating username and password, you will be taken to the main page
  5. In order to use the code, a mission must be played first.
  6. The first truck you come to is the mission truck. Play a mission and then return to the main screen
  7. Drive your Kart over to the parts store- click on the trailer to enter the store
  8. Go to the body icon, and click secret code- WTVIBBQ. After the code has been entered, the BBQ cart and sign will be unlocked.
  9. Select both items.
  10. Play the game!