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Learning at Home PA

Caregivers, teachers, administrators and children are all faced with continued challenges, questions and worries this school year. Pennsylvania PBS, made up of PBS39 and the six other public television stations across the commonwealth, wants you to know that you are not alone. Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Education, we are growing Learning at Home, to your school, your community and beyond with the launch of Your Learning Neighborhood. In Your Learning Neighborhood, you'll find support from helpers in the community, your teachers at school, and your grownups at home. With connections to free community resources, family friendly events and engaging, educational programs for learners of all ages, PBS39 is a part of Your Learning Neighborhood.


Teachers, parents and caregivers: please explore! We are in this #TogetherPennsylvania and part of #YourLearningNeighborhood

As we move forward together, we’ll continue to learn together. PBS39 offers a schedule that highlights which programs are suited for your child’s grade and subject matter.



7 a.m. - 12 p.m. PreK to 3rd Grade

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. 4th to 8th Grade

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.  9th to 12th Grade

Learning at Home

PBS39 Smark Sacks

PBS39’s Education Explorer has delivered over 3,000 Smart Sacks to engage families in playful learning. We partnered with local school districts, community centers and various childcare centers to bring Smart Sacks, filled with books and educational activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math to children in the Lehigh Valley.

Build a Library, Build a Future

We’re creating a movement to build home libraries and supply diverse books to celebrate stories that represent the people in our communities and the families who read them. You can help by making a donation!

Learning at Home Broadcast Schedule

Learning At School

We partner with the schools to bring families together for in-school and after school learning around PBS resources. 

Raising Readers

Each workshop for children ages 4-8 and their families is based on a popular PBS KIDS series, such as Molly of Denali, The Ruff Ruffman Show, and Ready Jet Go! Books, videos, free educational PBS apps and offline activities are included. These resources facilitate family-bonding and help build early science and literacy skills while having fun with family and friends. This program is also offered virtually. 

PBS39 Media Lab

The PBS39 Media Lab matches up to 20 middle-school students per school with the expertise of a teaching artist, documentary filmmaker and educator, plus guest artist mentors, and PBS39 facilities and staff talents. The program supports and cultivates youth voices through film creation, and each student completes their own documentary.

Crazy 8's 

The Crazy 8’s after-school math club makes learning
fun with hands-on activities that give meaning to
classroom concepts, helping children become successful
later in life, especially in STEM careers. The current
program targets students in grades K-5; the program has
impacted 182 students this year.

Learning in Your Community 

Arte En Español 

This story time, done entirely in Spanish, promotes literacy and exposure to the arts. Each week facilitators from the Spanish Immersion Learning Center read books in Spanish to kids, followed by a related craft project.Arte en Español is now continuing digitally as part of #AAMathome. Watch new videos on YouTube coming soon!

Information Equity Initiative

The Information Equity Initiative provides the backbone for a system to transmit interactive programming and text to students in households that lack sufficient broadband access - a number that is estimated may be as high as one in four students nationwide. This is also known as datacasting.

Do you have a question? Call our education helpline: 610-984-8104