Children First - Connected Kids

This ABC30 special will be rebroadcast on Sunday, November 27th at 10:30a.m. and Sunday, December 4 at 5:00 p.m.
FRESNO, Calif. --

First graders are learning how to code; Moms are using Snapchat for their businesses. ABC30 explores how students, teachers and families are taking tech to the next level. Action News anchors Tony Cabrera and Amanda Venegas host a half-hour special, "Children First: Connected Kids."

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This ABC30 special includes a Tulare teacher who is teaching her first graders how to code. Find out how teachers at Cutler-Orosi Unified School District are getting better engagement through technology. Learn how Fresno Unified's e-Mentoring program works and how putting Wi-Fi on all school buses is helping kids.

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You often see tots holding smartphones or tablets. Learn what parents should know before handing their toddler a tablet. Discover the local planetarium where kids can get a better view and understanding of science and space.

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Children First is a year-round effort focusing on the challenges, problems and opportunities facing our youth in Central California. The program shows how the average person can make a difference in a child's life and highlights local organizations working with kids.

The Children First campaign includes half-hour programs like "Connected Kids", thirty-second public service announcements, and special stories on Action News. ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.


Tulare County Office of Education:

TCOE Tech Rodeo
January 14, 2017
Registration Contact
(559) 651-1193

Peña Planetarium:
(559) 737-6334
Valley Children's Hospital


Learn how to code:

Osmo Coding:

Geekwise Academy:

Kids and Screen Time:


Most popular social media sites for teens in 2015:

Boosting business using Snapchat:
ABC30 thanks its partners below for putting Children First in the Central Valley.