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CAO of WNY announces support of WNED 'PBS Learn at Home' programming

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Tue, May 26th 2020 10:00 am

The Community Action Organization of WNY has announced it is supporting Buffalo Toronto Public Media’s PBS “Kids Learn at Home” programming schedule.

With schools remaining closed for the foreseeable future due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, thousands of students will now have access to educational resources through WNED PBS Kids.

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is broadcasting the “Learn at Home” schedule weekdays on WNED PBS KIDS. Videos and activities for teachers and families are also posted on the website at www.wned.org/learnathome, social media, and PBS Learning Media’s free online service.

Daily postings of these educational resources and motivational support for parents and teachers can be found on the WNED PBS Parents & Teachers group on Facebook. The broadcast programming and digital resources align with New York's state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.

CEO of CAO, L. Nathan Hare said this partnership will help engage school-aged children, teachers and parents while schools are closed: “These programs are so valuable and range in topics and curriculum content. The broadcast schedule adheres to PBS standards, which teachers can trust. We are grateful our youth can take advantage of these educational resources during this time.”

Below is the “Learn at Home” programming schedule which takes place from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays:

  • Young learners | preschool-3rd grade: 6-10 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • Elementary and middle school | 4th-8th grade: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • High school | 9th-12th grade: 3-7 p.m.

The initiative is underwritten in part by the CAO as a program sponsor. The programming content will cover STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), history (social studies, local, U.S., world), math, English language arts and the arts (visual, music, drama).

PBS Kids is available to anyone with a television and can be located at Channel 17.3. For those who have Spectrum TV, the channel is 1276. For Verizon FIOS, the channel is 473.

The Community Action Organization of WNY was designated in 1965 as the official anti-poverty agency for Erie County with a mission to serve the unmet needs of the low-income population. CAO serves more than 50,000 families and individuals throughout Erie and Niagara counties through a variety of programs and services. Visit caowny.org for more information.

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