PDE and PBS: Learning at Home

Parent Resources

PBS affiliate stations throughout Pennsylvania have partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) and created Learning at Home. These efforts provide continuity of education opportunities throughout the Commonwealth.

Get connected to thousands of hours of educational and entertaining programs, videos, and games to support students, educators, and parents. Teachers, parents, and caregivers: please explore! We are in this #TogetherPennsylvania.


Ready Set Music PreK-12th

Feelings can be hard for children to talk about. Often they demonstrate their feelings before they can use words to share them. As adults, we can often be proactive when we are crabby or tired or frustrated and change our behavior. Most children are still learning to navigate that. Helping children use words to describe what is happening inside them is an important part of Social and Emotional Learning. These words and messages can be taught and reinforced through music.

20 Hours of Weekly Content: Streamlined across ALL Pennsylvania PBS Stations

As part of Learning at Home, the seven PBS stations across the state have committed to broadcasting 20 hours per week of the same programs at the same time so that no matter where you or your students are in the state, programming will be consistent. Programming is aligned by grade bands and color-coded by PBS KIDS Learning Goals so that you can easily find the program that's right for your child/student.

BONUS: The links underneath each program provide access to supplemental learning materials related to the program (online and offline resources are available!)


Family Code Nights

The #CSinPA team partnered with CS is Elementary and Pennsylvania PBS to bring to television stations all across the state a one-hour Family Night: Coding special.

Missed the special segment on December 10, 2020? Watch it online HERE!

Program Description: This hour-long special will encourage children, ages kindergarten through fifth grade, and their families to get excited about computer science together! Computer science is an exciting and growing field that impacts the world in countless ways. A large part of computer science is computer coding. If you don’t know much about computer coding, you will not want to miss this special. Children and their families will not only learn about coding and the exciting careers that depend on it, but they’ll also be invited to participate in hands-on activities that will help to introduce the basic principles of coding. The best part? No computer or special materials will be required.

PBS Wants to Connect with YOU!

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Find your PBS Affiliate

The map to the left shows the coverage area of the PBS affiliates throughout Pennsylvania. Click on the link below to get more information on your station.

  • WPSU - Clarion, Clearfield & Jefferson Counties

  • WQED - Clarion County

  • WQLN - Erie, Forest, Venango and Crawford Counties

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Parent Webinars : "A Few of My Favorite Things" Series

A six-part mini-series. Tuesdays at 9:00 AM: January 19 Health & Wellness; January 26 Social and Emotional Learning; February 2 Math; February 9 STEAM; February 16 Social Studies