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WUCF Education's Mission

Engage children, empower caregivers, and support educators to build a community that helps change lives.

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More About What We Do:

Ready To Learn

WUCF has been awarded a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS to extend the reach and impact of PBS KIDS early learning resources to local communities. Over the next two years, WUCF will collaborate with various partners including the Osceola Library System and UCF to create a learning neighborhood in Osceola County that fosters a community-wide culture of learning at home, in the neighborhood, and within local systems and spaces. The program is part of the CPB-PBS Ready To Learn Initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

On My Way To K

On My Way To K (OMWTK) is WUCF’s early learning initiative with a focus on early literacy skills and school readiness. This program includes a FREE downloadable guidebook for families, community workshops, downloadable activities, video content, and more!

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Meet the Education Team

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Lauren Taylor, Education Services Manager

Lauren is the Education Services Manager at WUCF overseeing the station education team and initiatives including community events, educational content and grant funded projects. Before joining WUCF, Lauren worked in the public education system for over ten years in various roles including classroom teacher, new teacher mentor, interventionist, and instructional coach. Lauren is passionate about making educational content accessible and empowering caregivers to support their child's learning.


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Jeannine Meade, Education Engagement Coordinator

Jeannine serves as the Education Engagement Coordinator at WUCF, spearheading family engagement initiatives in various community settings such as schools, libraries, and public spaces. Her role is dedicated to bridging the gap between school and home, empowering caregivers to engage in learning alongside their children and fostering an understanding that learning can be accessible and enjoyable. With a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Development, Jeannine brings over 15 years of experience as a Head Start teacher. Her passion lies in cultivating strong relationships within the community and with families across Central Florida.



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Chris Doucette, Education Program Coordinator

As the Education Program Coordinator at WUCF, Chris contributes 17 years of experience in the education field to WUCF. With roles that include classroom teacher, technology liaison, curriculum writer, and teacher mentor, his expertise lies in educational practices and content development. Chris is dedicated to making learning accessible and equitable to all by creating and curating materials that support and encourage teachers to authentically engage students and empowers caregivers to actively participate in their child's education.