Let’s learn NYC! NYC Department of Education TV Schedule for 3K – Grade 2 | THIRTEEN

Let’s learn NYC! broadcast Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Let’s learn NYC! is a new educational public television program for children from from 3rd to 2nd year, which offers courses to supplement distance learning. Produced by The WNET Group in partnership with the New York City Department of Education (DOE), episodes of THIRTEEN begin Monday, May 4 and air weekdays at 11 a.m. through the end of the school year.

How to watch

Check out this guide to find your TV channel for THIRTEEN, which is New York’s PBS station and available free to over 99% of the city’s residents. You can also stream the episodes live at thirteen.org/live. After each broadcast, each episode and additional learning materials will be available at schools.nyc.gov and thirteen.org/letslearn. Archived videos will include English and Spanish subtitles.

Program content

Targeted for 3 to 8 years oldage-appropriate program content Let’s learn NYC is aligned with DOE standards and lessons for early childhood education. Episodes include a mix of foundational reading skills, literacy, math, social studies, and science.

Literacy classes will focus on basic skills such as phonetics and fluency, vocabulary and reading and writing comprehension. Each episode will include a “story time” that helps students connect literacy education to important facets of their lives and experience the power and pleasure of literacy. Other courses will focus on having have fun with numbers, discover science and discover the world around us. The show will also include “Parenting Minutes,” short videos produced by the WNET Group with information on social-emotional and early childhood learning that families can use with their children (see Parenting Minutes videos now, in English, Spanish, Bengali and Mandarin Chinese).

The hosts of Let’s learn NYC! are DOE instructional leaders and coaches with expertise in teaching young learners. Public school educators will film segments from home using their phones, tablets or laptops, and submit them to THIRTEEN for editing, scheduling and broadcast.

This program is made possible through the New York Public Schools COVID-19 response effort of the Public Schools Fund, enabling public-private partnerships to directly support school communities during this time.

Educational programming for K-12

WNET has even more distance learning programs streaming on WLIW21, THE WLIW WORLD and NJTV to better serve families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • WORLD Learning at home for students in grades 6 to 12, Monday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. See program details and timetable information for English language science, history and arts programs.
  • WLIW21 at home learning for K-12 airs Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and focuses on all major school subjects, drawing from PBS’s extensive WNET archive and locally produced content. See schedule.
  • NJTV Live Learning airs weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with live lessons from some of New Jersey’s top public school teachers. NJTV’s classroom lessons are streamed live and archived at NJTVonline.org/learn.

Help students learn at home with tools for parents and educators on WNET Education Site. All resources are free and standards-compliant.


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