Many Southern California schools are closed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, causing thousands of students to be without access to educational instruction.
As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids, regardless of their capabilities, have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal and KCET, in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming that adheres to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.
PBS SoCal is also providing families, educators and community partners with digital early childhood resources (for ages 2-8) including activities, guides, expert advice and more to help guide the at-home-learning landscape and these historic times.
Students in Pre-K through 3rd grade can now access free, educational PBS daytime programming weekdays on PBS SoCal.
The early childhood broadcast schedules will include trusted and educational programs including Peg + Cat, Martha Speaks and Sesame Street. Additional PBS programs are also available to stream on the free PBS Video and PBS KIDS Apps.
In addition to the broadcast schedules, California students and educators can also access an online library of free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia curated in partnership with KQED in San Francisco, including videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions and self-guided how-to resources for teachers, that accompany PBS’s trusted programs and align with current classroom standards. The broadcast and digital materials provided by California PBS stations are one component of the at-home learning experience. To access more resources, please visit PBS LearningMedia.
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PBS Kids Learning Goals / Metas de aprendizaje de PBS KIDS
Smart Screen Time Tips / Consejos de la pantalla inteligente
PBS Kids App Learning Goals
Learning Connections and Reflections Grades Pre-K–5/6
Please visit our page for Frequently Asked Questions about At-Home Learning.
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