At-Home Learning: Start Here

At-Home Learning: PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming with digital resources that adhere to California’s state curriculum. Below are digital resources you can access to continue learning at home.

 

So, you’ve landed on this website and you’re not quite sure how to use all of the resources and programs we’ve highlighted to help your child continue their education at home. Fear not, for we are here to guide you as you pick and choose the age-appropriate programs and activities that will keep your child learning (and entertained) during school closures, and potentially, while you work.

Which of the following questions sounds most like you?

 

Programs

PBS SoCal and KCET, in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District and in collaboration with California PBS stations, have developed a schedule of television programs that align with curriculum standards for grades Pre-K–12. PBS SoCal, KCET, KLCS and the WORLD channel are offering hours of daily broadcast programming to help children at home continue their education in the absence of a classroom setting. Download our weekly program schedules to get a look at the programs and subjects coming up ahead.

The elementary student broadcast schedules will include trusted and educational programs including “Peg + Cat,” “Martha Speaks” and “Sesame Street.” Middle and high school programming will include programs like “NOVA,” “American Masters” and “Shakespeare Uncovered.”

Where and when can students watch these programs?

  • PBS SoCal (Daytime programming from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-K through 3rd grade)
  • KLCS-TV (Daytime Programming would highlight content for Pre-K through 12th grade from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. with additional educational program in the evenings)
  • KCET (Daytime programming from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 9th grade through 12th grade)
  • Additional educational programming on PBS SoCal and KLCS digital channels

While PBS SoCal, KCET and KLCS are avalable for free over the air, there are other ways to tune in. Learn more about how to find our channels and how to watch us in other platforms, such as streaming platforms and apps.

Resources and Activities

Our daily At-Home Learning guides pair up our educational television schedule with fun activities that align with curriculum standards. Broken up by grade level (Pre-K–3rd, 4th-8th and 9th-12th grades), each guide includes an hourly schedule for each channel, a selection of 1-4 activities for your child to explore after each episode ends, plus a few additional resources to continue learning outside traditional school subject areas. Here are some samples of our daily guides:

Our weekly Ideas for Joyful Learning articles offer a list of fun activities for Pre–K-12 grades. Whether the topic is “Protecting the Earth” or “Be a Good Neighbor,” each weekly roundup offers different ways to engage your child in fun activities, plus a sample schedule to help you and your child have a sense of a routine during the week. Here are some of our latest articles:

Our At-Home Learning Tips articles offer advice and resources for Parents and Caregivers and Teachers who are adjusting to children learning at home or in a virtual setting. Here are some of our latest articles:

 

Parents / Caregivers

I am a parent or caregiver and I am looking for:

Educational television programs

  • We have developed a schedule with hours of daily broadcast programming across four channels to help your children continue their education in the absence of a classroom setting. Download our weekly program schedules to get a look at the programs and subjects coming up ahead.

Fun activities for my kids

  • Look through our daily At-Home Learning guides to find lots of fun and educational projects for your child to work on that day — or anytime. Find your child’s grade level and check back every day for a new batch of fun things to do.
  • Check out our weekly Ideas for Joyful Learning articles to find a list of activities around different themes, such as “Be a Good Neighbor” and “Explore the Cosmos.”

Age-appropriate resources

  • Select your child’s grade level from the list below to find daily At-Home Learning guides full of programs and activities that suit their age:

Subject-specific materials

Tips and advice to help me navigate my child’s education at home

 

Educators

I am a teacher and I am looking for:

Professional development webinars
PBS SoCal is hosting a series of professional development webinars that will provide teachers with resources and strategies to support families with new educational opportunities for at-home learning.

Tips for my virtual classroom

Browse our and Teachers section (or the bottom row of our At-Home Learning page) to find a variety of articles with advice for educators adjusting to distance learning, including:

Activities for student assignments
Our daily At-Home Learning guides list our educational television shows airing each day, plus activities that directly align with curriculum standards. Each guide includes an hourly schedule for each channel plus 1-4 activities for your students to explore after each episode ends.

Lesson plans
PBSLearningMedia provides free teaching resources including videos, lesson plans, and games aligned to state and national standards.