At Home Learning with WGTE

Daily Dose  |  03/30/2020 3:00 pm

Starting Monday, March 30, 2020 WGTE TV, is responding to the learning needs of families with children at home. WGTE HD TV is adjusting its entire program schedule, due to the closure of Ohio schools because of the coronavirus pandemic.

From 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, WGTE is offering on its main broadcast channel (30.1) blocks of educational programs that are aligned to curriculum goals and are targeted to specific age groups - early childhood, middle school and high school. WGTE is pleased to collaborate with Ohio’s other seven public TV stations and PBS to address the learning needs of children who may not have internet access or the hardware that would enable them to participate in their schools’ distance learning services.

The new daytime schedule draws on many popular PBS programs, like "Masterpiece," "NOVA," "American Experience," and recent specials. Even our adult viewers should also find the content appealing. 

Until further notice, WGTE HD TV’s weekday programming will be as follows:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Current PBS KIDS programs (ages 2 to 8 years) 
  • 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Grades 4 through 8 
  • 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Grades 9 through 12 

Parents and caregivers seeking regular PBS KIDS programs after 9:00 a.m. will find them on the 24/7 WGTE PBS KIDS Channel (30.2). We’ll return to our original schedule once the need is over.

In this challenging time, WGTE Public Media remains committed to providing content and resources that help the region in as many ways as possible.

For the complete list of schedules click here.