The People of LLL
Val Thomas-Matson, Founder/Producer. Val is a community organizer/activist with deep experience in media. In addition to early work at KING TV, she created, produced, and hosted the daily community affairs talk show Communities in Action for King County Government TV for three years. She has also worked extensively with the multi-award-winning production company North by Northwest, serving as co-host on Washington Grown, and managing video production elements for educational, nonprofit and government video campaigns. Hattie McDaniel and Fred Rogers serve as primary sources of inspiration.
Joan Sharp, Brand Manager/Segment Producer.
Kayla Fisher, Production Assistant.
Who We Are
Look, Listen and Learn is a new concept in public access television: an educational show aimed at children ages 3-6 in King County. With program activities focused on early childhood education and skill development, Look, Listen and Learn’s focus is to increase opportunities for children to prepare for school and ensure that children enter school ready to learn and able to succeed.
We do this by utilizing television as a learning tool to reach out to those King County children and families where early learning is not emphasized in the home, providing greater access to early learning principles.
The program will:
emphasize simple sentences
enhance language and pre-literacy skills-vocabulary
repeat key terms
build upmodel critical social and academic skills for this young audience
connect children, parents and caregivers with local early learning resources where they can create playful learning experiences together and promote healthy eating and physical activity.
Our mission is to inspire and advance early learning in young children of color by offering a locally-produced television show and related programing that is anchored in research about what works best to promote school readiness and success.
Who We Serve
- Children of color in King County ages 3-6
- Parents and caregivers looking to enrich their children's school readiness
- English language learners