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HITN Collaborative Launches Pocoyo® Playset™ Digital Education Tool to Boost School Readiness for Spanish-Speaking Preschoolers

The Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN) Early Learning Collaborative (ELC) unveiled today its mobile application for Spanish-Speaking preschoolers at Washington D.C.’s Newseum on Wednesday.  The Pocoyo® PlaySet™ application, which is funded by a grant from the Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, features Pocoyo, the main character in the popular animated television series.

Today’s announcement was  followed by a panel discussion: Child Development, Early Learning and Digital Media Environments:  What Do We Know and What Should We Do?  The panel featured: Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President on Education Policy, White House; Barbara Bowman, founder, Erikson Institute; Warren Buckleitner, staff writer, New York Times; Yolanda Garcia, Director, Excellence in Early Education Institute, WestEd.

What: Media Announcement and Panel Discussion 

When: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Media Announcement | 10:00 a.m. ET
Panel Discussion | 11 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET 

Where: The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

[Enter at the Freedom Forum Entrance on 6th Street]

The event was live-streamed on the Early Learning Collaborative website for those who couldn’t attend in person and also on can be seen here.

You can follow the launch on Twitter at @hitn_elc.  The hashtag was #elc_launch.

For questions about the event or interview requests, e-mail

About HITN
Established in 1983, the Hispanic Information Telecommunications Network (HITN) is the first Latino non-commercial Spanish-language media company in the US. HITN currently reaches over 40 million households in the U. S, providing a wide range of quality programming – on TV, online, and in the community — to address its mission of advancing the educational, socioeconomic and cultural aspirations of Latinos.

HITN can be viewed across the United States on DirectTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse TV, Verizon FiOS TV, and in designated markets on Time Warner Cable, Comcast Cable and Charter Communications. Additionally, HITN is the largest holder of Educational Broadband Spectrum in the U. S., enabling it to create new opportunities to deliver educational content and connect communities.


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