Céline Vacher, V.P. Comm.
Updated: Mar 26, 2020
With LAUSD schools closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of students are left without access to educational instruction.
As part of the public media mission to ensure all kids have access to continued free educational resources at home, PBS SoCal | KCET, in partnership with LAUSD and in collaboration with California PBS stations, are offering broadcast programming that adhere to California’s state curriculum to provide continued at-home learning.
Students in Pre-K through 12th grade can access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays through the following channels:
PBS SoCal from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
PBS SoCal KIDS 24/7 Livestream (on streaming devices and PBS KIDS Video app)
KLCS from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.
YouTube (Search “PBS KIDS”)
Free PBS KIDS Video App
KLCS from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
KCET from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
KLCS from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For PBS Channel Guide based on provider CLICK HERE
For KLCS Channel Guide based on provider CLICK HERE
For KCET Channel Guide based on provider, enter your zipcode HERE
In addition to streaming these channels through cable, satellite or free over-the-air using a digital antenna, you can:
Stream many of the programs on-demand HERE
Stream KCET with a YouTube TV subscription HERE
Stream PBS Kids programming through the PBS Kids livestream HERE
Additionally, California students and educators can access an online library of free educational resources from PBS LearningMedia, which includes videos, associated lesson plans, hosted training sessions and self-guided how-to resources for teachers, that align with current classroom standards.
In order to ensure that all students have access to these programs, Charter and Comcast have announced that they will offer 60 days of complimentary broadband internet to homes with K-12 or college students.
For households that do not already have a subscription, Charter will provide free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi up to 100 Mbps (no installation fees)
It also pledged to open its Wi-Fi hotspots for public use without data caps or hidden fees.
To enroll for Charter's service, call 844-488-8395
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available for free, no subscription necessary. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots CLICK HERE. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots and then launch a browser.
For existing customers, the company will increase internet speed for the service from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps. The service will continue at that speed from now on and will apply to all new customers as well.
New Comcast customers will be sent a self-install kit that includes a cable modem with a Wi-Fi router. Comcast, meanwhile, will waive fees for its Internet Essentials service to low-income households.
To enroll for Comcast's service, call 855-846-8376 for English speakers
or call 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers