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The Public Broadcasting Service

PBS KIDSPBS, with its 356 member stations, offers all Americans—from every walk of life—the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches more than 124 million people on-air and online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; hear diverse viewpoints; and take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and Web site, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org Web sites on the Internet.


U.S. Department of Education
U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education was established on May 4, 1980 by Congress in the Department of Education Organization Act (Public Law 96-88 of October 1979).
The Department's mission is to:
bulletStrengthen the Federal commitment to assuring access to equal educational opportunity for every individual;
bulletSupplement and complement the efforts of states, the local school systems and other instrumentalities of the states, the private sector, public and private nonprofit educational research institutions, community-based organizations, parents, and students to improve the quality of education;
bulletEncourage the increased involvement of the public, parents, and students in Federal education programs;
bulletPromote improvements in the quality and usefulness of education through Federally-supported research, evaluation, and sharing of information;
bulletImprove the coordination of Federal education programs;
bulletImprove the management of Federal education activities; and
bulletIncrease the accountability of Federal education programs to the President, the Congress, and the public.
The National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education sponsors comprehensive and challenging research in order to help ensure that America's young children are successful in school and beyond—and to enhance their quality of life and that of their families.


Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Corporation for Public BroadcastingCPB, a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, develops educational public radio, television and online services for the American people. The Corporation is the industry’s largest single source of funds for national public television and radio program development and production. CPB, a grant-making organization, also funds more than 1,100 public radio and television stations. For more information, visit www.cpb.org.



PBS KIDS Raising ReadersPBS KIDS

PBS KIDS Raising Readers is a national literacy initiative that uses the power of public educational media content to teach reading skills to children ages two to eight, especially those from low-income families. PBS KIDS Raising Readers is funded by a Ready To Learn grant, and is a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, PBS, and The Ready To Learn Partnership.

PBS KIDS

Beaches Resorts
The Luxury Included® Family Vacation


When it comes to family vacations, no other resort company in the world offers more than Beaches Resorts.  With four spectacular locations on the most beautiful beaches in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches
Resorts is the ultimate family getaway and the most comprehensive vacation available in the Caribbean including gourmet meals; premium brand wine and spirits, including an exclusive partnership with California's legendary Beringer Vineyards; luxurious accommodations; and even gratuities. With additional amenities including Butler Service; Red Lane® Spas, featuring services and treatments inspired by the region; and
Sandals Weddings by Martha Stewart™ themes to make your wedding day just perfect. Beaches Resorts truly offers something for every member of the family.

Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street® 

As a continued, proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts offers another exclusive for families, the Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street, where kids can spend their vacation with their favorite friends from the Sesame Street gang. With daily activities ranging from appearances by walk-around characters, special character breakfasts and celebratory parades, to weekly stage shows and exclusive activities including "Story Time with Elmo," "Baking Cookies with Cookie Monster," "Learning to Dance with Zoe," "Exploring with Grover," "Making Music with Bert & Ernie," "Discovering Magical Treasures with Abby Cadabby," and "Making Number Magic with The Count", there's always fun on hand at Beaches Resorts.

Grown-up Fun in the Sun with Kids in Tow

Beaches Resorts makes adults and kids of all ages true believers in the phrase "fun for everyone!" Fun for everyone means outrageous waterparks; XBOX® 360 Game Garages; Crayola Art Camps; and exclusive Kids Camps with a full schedule of age-appropriate activities, as well as, childcare provided by expertly trained Certified Nannies. Additionally, brand new teen and tween programming will keep coming-of-age guests on their toes, whether dancing the night away at aqua-themed nightclub, Liquid; learning how to spin vinyl at the Scratch DJ Academy; or lounging and mingling with new friends at Trench Town.

Beaches Resorts... the Yours, Mine and Ours Luxury Included Family Vacation!

Beaches Resorts is part of the Sandals Resorts family, the Caribbean's largest operator of Luxury Included® resorts, and has been voted the World's Best Family All-Inclusive Resort for 12 years in a row. Beaches Resorts offers four locations on the Caribbean's best beaches: Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, the flagship property located in Negril, Jamaica; Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa in Providenciales, Turks &
Caicos; Beaches Sandy Bay in Negril, Jamaica; and Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

In spring 2009, Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa revealed a $125 million resort expansion, the Italian Village and expanded Pirate's Island Waterpark. This amazing new resort village features 162 luxurious family suites; five gourmet restaurants, bringing the resort's total number of dining options to 16; Beaches Resorts' exclusive 21 and under, aqua-themed nightclub, Liquid; and the Caribbean's most comprehensive
waterpark complete with water slides, lazy river and the Caribbean's only Body Glove® surfsimulator

For more information about Beaches Resorts, call 1-800-BEACHES (1-800-232-2437) or visit the Web site at www.beaches.com.

PBS KIDS

American Greetings


Founded in 1906, American Greetings is the world's largest publicly owned creator, manufacturer and
distributor of social expression products. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, American Greetings employs more than 18,000 full-time equivalent associates around the world and is home to one of the world's
largest creative studios.

At American Greetings, our goal is to create cards that truly capture the thoughts and feelings of a very diverse group of consumers, so that no matter who shops for our brand, they'll always find the perfect card. Living up to this promise requires the fresh ideas, insights, and talents of employees as diverse and varied as the people we're trying to reach.

Our major domestic greeting card brands are American Greetings, Carlton Cards, Gibson, Recycled Paper Greetings and Papyrus .

A company rich in heritage, our most prestigious award, The Chairman's Award, recognizes individuals in the category of community service. This category is equally important as any of the other business oriented categories, as the company believes it's important for associates to be fulfilled in all areas of life. As the Chairman's Award program enters its second decade, its mission is just as important as when it was launched; to honor those associates who demonstrate extraordinary dedication, initiative and skills in the work they do at American Greetings and the world around them.

It is on this foundation that American Greetings is proud to be a sponsor of the new version of The Electric Company.

"We have had a great, longstanding relationship with Sesame Workshop and we are thrilled to be expanding on this by sponsoring The Electric Company," said Mike Brown, vice president of licensing at American Greetings. "Being able to assist in reducing the literacy gap in America with The Electric Company is something we are very proud of."

For more information visit, www.corporate.americangreetings.com

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