At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter
Learn at Home Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic & Beyond
Public media is a public service that has the importance of children’s education embedded in its DNA. For 50 years, PBS has been America’s classroom across all geographic boundaries, races, and income levels. In March 2020, KPBS answered the call to ensure our TK through 12th grade young people had access to learning while at-home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As schools prepare for a return to full-time, in-person instruction this fall, KPBS has resources to help parents and caregivers combat “summer slide” and make sure their students are ready for the next grade.
Summer 2021 Programming - Camp TV
Welcome to Camp TV - a day camp experience in your living room! Camp TV is hosted by a head counselor played by Zachary Noah Piser, a Broadway performer (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Wicked”) who guides campers as they learn through play. Head counselor Zach kicks off each episode with a welcome song and announces the day’s theme. Zach then guides campers through a variety of activities — exploring nature, math, science, the arts, movement, storytelling, and writing.
Content partners include the New York Public Library, the New Victory Theater, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Bedtime Math, Wildlife Conservation Society, the Memphis Zoo, and more.
Tune into KPBS Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. Camp TV is available June 21, 2021 - September 3, 2021.
Educational Programming on KPBS 2
KPBS is broadcasting a California state standards-aligned educational television schedule, created by PBS SoCal/KCET and the Los Angeles Unified School District. This TV schedule was developed to help schools and districts bridge the digital divide and provide equitable access to learning for all students at home, regardless of access to internet or computers.
Educational programming aligned with state standards runs each weekday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on KPBS 2 for grades 4-12. Programming for grades TK-3 is part of our regular schedule on KPBS from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays.
If you do not receive KPBS 2 in your area, PBS programming is available on-demand via the PBS Video App, PBS Kids Video App and at video.kpbs.org. You can find the apps in your device app store or by clicking below.
If there is a show in the broadcast schedule you wish to watch, or find similar content, search for the shows on the video app or video player, or in the search bar of the ca.pbslearningmedia.org. The site is mobile-friendly so an internet connection and computer isn't necessary.
- Grades TK-3 (KPBS): 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- Grades 4-12 (KPBS 2): 9 a.m. -2 p.m.
Tune into KPBS 2 with an antenna at 15.2, Cox 811, Spectrum 1277.
View the KPBS 2 TV schedule online.
Digital Learning Resources for PreK-12
To help teachers rapidly adapt, KPBS and PBS LearningMedia have available free digital learning resources that can be used with these TV broadcasts or on their own. These resources are hosted on PBS LearningMedia and include:
- Lesson plans
- PBS LearningMedia collections
- Teacher training webinars
- Tips and tools for getting started with remote learning tools
Resources have been translated into several languages. Viewing or listening to a resource that has been translated to another language involves simply clicking the available language link beneath the video on the bottom right corner of the screen. See full instructions
About At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter
In collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education and San Diego Unified School District, KPBS has launched an at-home learning response for all children and youth in San Diego and Imperial counties. This response includes a new educational schedule for broadcast on KPBS 2, as well as free digital content for at-home learning and support for teachers and parents navigating this new learning landscape throughout the state.
Stay up to date with KPBS News coverage of the novel coronavirus.