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Parents,

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.

Click here for details on how to watch the different WUCF channels.

Click here to see how each PBS KIDS show is tied to an essential learning goal.

View the WUCF TV and WUCF PBS KIDS 24/7 Channel schedule here.

Learning and Family Engagement Resources

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.

PBS KIDS Read-Alongs
Watch PBS KIDS Read-Alongs with Michelle Obama, Chris Kratt, Marc Brown (author of the Arthur series) and more. Then have fun with your child as you do one of our suggested activities related to the story!

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.

Preschool Resource Page

Our new Preschool Resource page is just for early learners! 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. Access weekly activity calendars featuring one standards-based enrichment activity each day for you to do with your child and ensure they keep learning while preschools are closed. Ages 3-5.

PBS LearningMedia

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.

Brief tutorials on PBS LearningMedia to help you get started:

  • English- Learn about resources, top features and tips for finding content to enhance student learning.
  • en Español - Este video es una introducción a los recursos de PBS Learning Media en español para padres y maestros.


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.

Check out the PBS KIDS App page for a complete list.

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.

Free Online High School Courses

Our partner PBS station, WHRO, in Virginia is offering free access to their 25 award-winning high school online courses. Each subject has the entire year of course content available for free. The courses can be self-taught, instructor-led or used in blended learning environments. To access the free classes, click here.

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