CWK is designated as an “Effective Producer” of programs by the U.S. Department of Education and appears on the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse list and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service’s Administration’s (SAMSHA) National Registry of Effective Programs (NREPP). We have also been awarded an Education and Innovation Research (EIR) grant from the U.S. Department of Education in 2022, specifically aimed at expanding social and emotional wellness and inclusion post-Covid.

Educational Designations

Media Awards

For over a decade, Connect with Kids has produced highly awarded documentary programs for parents and educators that have appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox and PBS television affiliates throughout the country. Our outstanding work has received over 40 industry awards, including 27 Emmy nomination and awards, for our documentary programs broadcast on television and cable networks nationwide.
Connect with Kids programs have received over 40 industry awards including the following:
• National Daytime Emmy Award
• Regional Emmy® Awards
• Emmy® Nominations
• Cable Positive POP Award Nomination
• Parents’ Choice Awards
• MADD Nomination
• Prism Award Commendations

What Sets CWK Apart

Emphasis on “Story Truths”
We prioritize the deeper truths and transformative messages within the personal narratives. We inspire viewers to take action and start each production by envisioning the change we seek to inspire.
Culturally Responsive Content
We ensure that our documentary films, docuseries and multimedia resources are culturally responsive, reflecting the diverse experiences and perspectives of multiple communities.
Extensive Content Archive
With the nation’s largest proprietary non-fiction archive, we have a vast collection of videos and story-driven content, allowing us to continually create new and impactful content and resources.
Holistic Educational Resources
We create corresponding educational resources, such as evidence-based curricula, parent engagement programs and professional development resources. This comprehensive approach deepens understanding and extends the impact of the stories we share.
Recognized by Trusted Sources
Our effectiveness is acknowledged by esteemed organizations.
  • Winner of over 40 industry awards, including 27 regional Emmy awards and a national daytime Emmy award
  • Listed as an “Effective Producer of Programs” by the U.S. Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse (IES-WCC)
  • Listed on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs (NREPP)
  • New York Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS)
  • Awarded prestigious 5-year Education and Innovation Research (EIR) Grant in 2022
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