MEMPHIS, Tennessee – PBS NewsHour recently visited Memphis to report on Porter-Leath’s work in early childhood development and education. One of the most trusted news programs in television, PBS NewsHour has provided reliable reporting of national and international news for over 40 years. The program is seen by over 4 million weekly viewers.
Scheduled to air June 19, the feature will follow Peabody Award-winning correspondent John Yang through a school day at Porter-Leath’s state-of-the-art Early Childhood Academy which provides comprehensive early childhood education and support services for 224 students. The Academy is also home to the Teacher Excellence Program, Porter-Leath’s professional development program to train successful early childhood educators.
“We’ve developed proven systems that define and promote success for young children and their families,” said Porter-Leath’s President, Sean Lee. “We are so excited to share our story on this national platform”
Since its inception in 1850, Porter-Leath has cared for children with life challenges while continually broadening its programs to fill the community’s needs. The organization’s comprehensive range of early childhood services — Cornerstone, Preschool, Generations and Books from Birth — engages the child, family and community in an immersive learning experience that supports early social, emotional and cognitive growth.