Television for kids, by kids!

Here’s your child’s chance to write and produce their own videos by joining the one-of-a-kind KIDS4 program! KIDS4 is an after-school media literacy program for students in 4th through 8th grade. Students in the program learn how to operate cameras, write scripts, edit, and star as they work in crews to produce television programs for Sun Prairie’s KIDS4 channel!

Registration for 2024-2025 KIDS4 Crews will open on August 1.

2024-2025 KIDS4 CREW Times:
Mondays, 3pm-4pm (4th & 5th Grade)
Mondays, 4:30pm-5:30pm (5th & 6th Grade)
Wednesdays, 4pm-5pm (6th, 7th & 8th Grade)
Thursdays, 2pm-3pm (4th & 5th Grade)
Thursdays: Thursday Night Live (TNL), 5pm-7:15pm (7th & 8th Grade)

WHAT is KIDS4 Crew?
KIDS4 is a unique program only found at Sun Prairie Media Center that provides area youth a chance to learn television production and media literacy. It is television BY kids, FOR kids.

WHO participates in KIDS4?
KIDS-4 Registration opens on August 1st each year. All interested candidates must register each year.  Crews will be determined in late September and participants will be notified at that time. KIDS-4 is open to children in grades 4th to 8th. Students in the program are responsible for cameras, sound, lighting, editing, directing, talent and the content of their programs. Kids who are in 4th, 5th or 6th grade start by learning the basics of camera operation and video production. Students who are in 7th and 8th grade work together to produce Thursday Night Live (TNL), a live thirty-minute program. 

WHEN is KIDS4?
KIDS4 crews run from October through April and follow the Sun Prairie Area School District calendar. Crews meet once a week after school for an hour, with the exception of Thursday Night Live (TNL) which runs for two hours because it is a live production.  All KIDS4 crews are guided by a Sun Prairie Media Center crewleader. 

WHERE is KIDS4?
All KIDS4 crews meet at Sun Prairie Media Center, which is located in the same building as the Sun Prairie Public Library.

COST of KIDS4?
2024-2025 Crew Year Pricing:
$175, Members
$225, Non-Members
Participating KIDS4 crew members must pay a fee each crew year. Crew fees will be set before registration opens for this program. The Pam Steitz Scholarship is available to those who qualify. Reduced pricing is available for those who have a SPMC Memberships

For additional information please contact SPMC staff at: staff@sunprairiemediacenter.com