"Young children’s educational television programming is exploding and it isn’t the only way children consume media. Television producers and broadcasters have a huge responsibility in educational programming messaging, should we? (1996 KidVid Rules)" On Friday February 8, 2019, we have an incredible opportunity to influence children's educational programming. Please join us, our colleagues at WTTW, and Linda Simensky Vice President, Children’s Programming, PBS to talk about the messages we send/should be sending to children! This is the first conversation of this type in the nation- a bridge between those incredible talents behind the screens and those of us in front of the screens. Linda will start with some information about the creation process for kids television programming, From Mission to Screens: The PBS KIDS Approach to Content, then we will use an original WTTW Production BIG IDEA with an educational focus on STEAM as a springboard to hear from you- Join us during the Opening Minds Early Education Conference Friday February 8th 1-5pm.