WQED Education | Learning at Home


Learning at Home with WQED and Pennsylvania PBS

The 2020 – 2021 school year is going to be different. Caregivers, teachers, administrators and children are all faced with new challenges, questions and worries. Pennsylvania PBS, made up of WQED and the six other public television stations across the commonwealth, want you to know that you are not alone. Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we have created Learning at Home, your connection to thousands of hours of educational and entertaining videos, activities and games to support you. From Sesame Street for preschoolers to NOVA for high school science students, public television offers engaging programs that will support your child’s learning.

Teachers, parents and caregivers: please explore! We are in this #TogetherPennsylvania.

As we move forward together, we’ll learn together. WQED offers a schedule that highlights which programs are suited for your child’s grade and subject matter.


  • 10:30 - 12:00 PreK to 3rd Grade
  • 12:00 - 1:00 4th to 8th Grade
  • 1:00 - 3:00 9th to 12th Grade

Download the Schedule Stream Online

PreK Resources Kindergarten Resources
1st Grade Resources 2nd Grade Resources
Printables for Emergency Closures (PreK-K) Printables for Emergency Closures (Grades 1-2)

PBS Learning Media | Free Classroom Resources Mapped to State Standards

PreK-12 Resources for Emergency Closings | Curated collection of resources organized by grade and subject area. Find videos, lesson plans, and activities that support learning at home. Create a free account to save and organize content.

Venture Outdoors | Virtual Outdoor Experiences
Create outdoor experiences wherever you are! This virtual learning program is designed to help you bring the outdoors, indoors. Each series includes a set of activities, resources, and explanations that allows you to work together as a family, by yourself, or with a group to complete each activity.

Seven National Science Foundation supported STEM resources for at-home learning

Sesame Street | Caring for Each Other  - Sesame Street is here to support you and your family. These are stressful times; our daily lives have been disrupted, and we are all coping with uncertainty. As we create a new sense of normalcy, it's important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our children. 

Using Technology to Support Learning at Home | Simple tips for parents of young children 
Parents with young children are facing an unprecedented demand to support their children’s learning at home—and technology can help. While there are an abundance of educational resources—online games at PBS KIDS, author readings on Instagram, live video streams from zoos—it can be bewildering to know how to begin. This tip sheet is meant to give you a strong foundation before you start your hunt for individual resources.

Full-Time Kid is all about being arts, crafts, and experiments perfect for kids of all ages! From DIY science experiments to playground games, spunky eight-year-old Mya Reyes shares her tips, tricks and all around knowledge so you too can have what it takes to be a full-time kid.

Resources for Older Learners

  • Rick Steves Classroom Europe® is a free resource allowing teachers to share the best of European art, history, and culture with their students and fellow educators.



Looking for more easy, helpful tools to practice healthy habits with your children?

This video demonstrates two of the most important habits we can teach children: covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze and washing your hands. Uncle Sam is asking you to do your part to fight ICK! Wherever ick may be. Learn about soap and how to make it!


Pennsylvania PBS

Learning at Home is a collaboration of the seven PBS stations in the commonwealth, collectively known as Pennsylvania PBS. Visit learningathomepa.org to learn more about the statewide project in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education.