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Central Florida school closures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have many children at home and WUCF, Central Florida PBS, has the tools in place to help your child thrive while learning at home.
As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids have access to continued free educational resources at home, WUCF has broadcast programming and accompanying digital resources to support standards-based learning at home.
WUCF is broadcasting a week-day “Learn At-Home” schedule with programming targeted towards different school-age groups.
Please click on dates below to see corresponding schedule.
Click here to download the at-home reflection exercise and have your child answer these questions after program viewing.
WUCF PBS Kids 24/7 channel will continue with PBS KIDS favorites for our youngest viewers.
Below you will find resources to complement our At-Home Learning on-air programming with learning and family engagement ideas beyond the screen.
Access free, educational programming on PBS and PBS KIDS 24/7
Parents across the nation already know the value of PBS and PBS KIDS. Eighty-three percent of parents believe watching PBS KIDS prepares children for success in school, so you know that when it is time for screen time, encouraging your children to watch PBS and PBS KIDS is your best move. Click here to see how each PBS KIDS show is tied to an essential learning goal. Access the At-Home Learning schedule (PreK-12) above. View the PBS Kids 24/7 TV schedule (ages 3-8 years).
PBS KIDS for Parents
PBS KIDS for Parents offers information from articles like Schools Closed? How to Make a New Home Routine to a Learn & Grow Milestone resource to get age-by-age tips and activities for every stage of development. All content is created by expert educators and child development professionals and vetted by PBS.
Meet the Helpers
Help your kids understand COVID-19 while empowering them to be helpers and keep each other healthy with Meet The Helpers! This site includes video clips, articles and tips on how best to tackle this difficult topic with your younger children. Ages 3 – 8.
On My Way to K Toolkit
Download WUCF’s On My Way to K toolkit (PDF) to help keep your child on track developing the essential development skills needed for kindergarten readiness through strategies, television and mobile resources, and offline activities to support learning away from the screen. Ages 3-5.
PBS KIDS App
Free learning games that encourage children to engage in skills related to science, math, creativity and more in gameplay alongside their favorite PBS KIDS characters! Ages 2-8.
PBS Video App
The free PBS KIDS Video app gives students access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. Ages 2-8.
PBS Learning Media
PBS LearningMedia is a valuable tool for parents to help their child continue learning at home. Our free digital platform provides access to over 30,000 standards-aligned educational videos, interactive lessons and lesson plans for PreK-12. Thanks to over 200 national partners, we are also able to offer digital content from the Library of Congress, National Archives, NASA and more! Register for a free account to align the resources to our state standards.
You can also find PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings posted on PBS LearningMedia.
You can expect more resources, activities and programs online, on TV, and on our apps in the coming days.