In response to statewide school closures, beginning Monday, March 30, Vegas PBS will provide 12 hours of curriculum-based programming over the air for pre-K through 12th grade students. The programs will broadcast on Channel 10.1 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Additionally, 24-hours-a-day children’s programming is available on VEGAS PBS KIDS Channel 10.3. A copy of the modified programming schedule at vegaspbs.org/learn. The schedule lists the program’s title, subject matter and a color-coded guide noting the appropriate grade levels.
This expanded educational broadcast schedule will include morning programming for children in Pre-K through 3rd grade featuring beloved PBS KIDS characters and shows such as Arthur, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Sesame Street. Afternoons will provide 4-8th grade content and 9-12thgrade content based in the sciences, social studies, history and more.
“Schools report that over a third of local children do not have home access to internet service. Even more report fewer devices than children in the home. Educational television was the core value of our founders over 50 years ago,” said Tom Axtell, general manager of Vegas PBS, and it remains so today. Free, over the air television is only universally accessible technology that can reach all children during this national health crisis. With our expanded lineup of curriculum-based programming for all age groups, Vegas PBS will deliver educational programs to every household in our community during school closures.”
PBS is the most-trusted educational media brand in the country, and as a member station, Vegas PBS has produced and acquired resources amplifying that trusted content to provide parents, caregivers and teachers with the tools they need to educate inside and outside the classroom. In light of state-wide school closures in response to the coronavirus pandemic, this trusted content plays an important role in keeping Southern Nevada’s children engaged and learning while at home.
“We are proud to partner with the Nevada Department of Education and Clark County School District to provide our community’s students stimulating, educational programming during school closures,” said Dr. Niki Bates, director of Educational Media Services at Vegas PBS. “This new programming schedule combined with even more extensive online offerings for parents, caregivers and teachers available at classroomcast.org will provide a wide breadth of options to keep students actively engaged in their education while at home.”
Vegas PBS is carried on 20 transmitters or translators serving viewers in Clark, Lincoln, Nye and White Pine counties in Nevada. For all of Vegas PBS’ educational resources for parents, caregivers and teachers, visit vegaspbs.org/learn.