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WUCF TV explores early childhood education in Metro Center Outlook

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Did you know that 90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years? Developing innovative ways in teaching is key to the education process.  This week on Metro Center Outlook, we explore the importance of early childhood education with guests Jennifer Pena, Miss Rosa from PBS Kids; and Karen Willis, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County.

“It’s full circle; giving a chance to children to see something and learn something new on television, but then being able to take it outside of the television and put it in their own world,” said Jennifer Pena.  “That gets them excited about learning, that makes them want to learn more.  And that’s what PBS is all about.  That’s why we trust our kids to PBS.”

Explore some of the roadblocks early educators are facing and see what is being done in Central Florida to improve youth outcomes.  “It is a benefit to our community to make sure that we are making the investments that are going to pay off for our kids in the future,” said Karen Willis.

Metro Center Outlook airs each Sunday on WUCF TV at 9 a.m. 

About Metro Center Outlook
Hosted by Diane Trees, director of the Metropolitan Center for Regional Studies at UCF, WUCF TV's Metro Center Outlook serves as a forum for government leaders, business executives and academic experts to discuss major issues facing Florida. The program gives Central Florida PBS viewers a front-row seat for discussions about government, education and more.