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Resources for Parents During the Coronavirus Crisis

For any Health related questions about COVID-19 (aka the Coronavirus) please call 1-855-600-3453

For any questions relating to school closures, job issues, food etc., please call 1-833-551-0518

For the Senior & Disabled Adults Food Access Hotline, please call 1-800-432-2080

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The New Mexico Out-of-School Time Network (NMOST) has compiled a list of known meal sites taking place in school districts throughout the state of New Mexico during the statewide public school closures.

PBS LearningMedia

Educational Resources

PBS Lerning Media

Bring the world to your classroom.

NMPBS and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans and more for teachers, caregivers and parents.

PBS LearningMedia Webinars

PBS LearningMedia Webinars

Weekdays, at 8:30 a.m. MST or 4:30 p.m. MST
KQED is hosting 15-minute webinars to help teachers get started using PBS LearningMedia. It is open to teachers across the US.

Interactive Lessons on PBS LearningMedia

Interactive Lessons on PBS LearningMedia

Interactive lessons on PBS LearningMedia offer a variety of topics and are available for grades K-12. These lessons are self-contained, and can be easily assigned with a single link. Each self-paced lesson features several engagement and assessment activities. Student work can be saved and viewed online by teachers.

Wide Open School

Wide Open School is a free collection of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense. There is so much good happening, and we are here to gather great stuff and organize it so teachers and families can easily find it and plan each day.

Wide Open School Website

Sesame Street: Caring for Each Other

Your friends on Sesame Street are here to support you and your family during the COVID-19 health crisis. We understand that these are very stressful times; our daily lives have been disrupted, and we are all coping with uncertainty. As we create a new sense of normalcy, it's important that we take care of ourselves, so that we can best care for our children.

Childcare Resources During COVID-19

The state has a Child Care Resource and Referral line to help families find child care (1-800-691-9067). We have received reports that the hotline is overwhelmed. You may want to try this provider listing and call listed sites in your vicinity to determine availability (newmexicokids.org). Families can also contact their CYFD eligibility specialist via phone or email to let them know they now need full-time care; our team across the state will amend the contracts. In addition, all parents receiving child care assistance will have their copays waived during the public health emergency.

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Native Storytelling in PBS LearningMedia

Native Storytelling in PBS LearningMedia

Vision Maker Media has partnered with PBS Learning Media to bring Native storytelling and content into your home. Pre-curated lesson plans and discussion guides free for online use.

WORLD Broadcasts Daily At Home Learning Programs for Grades 6-12

Responding to the need for educational resources for students as schools close due to the coronavirus, KNMD 9.1 WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, will begin broadcasting At Home Learning programs for grades 6-12 on Monday, March 30, Monday – Friday from 10AM – 3PM. These daily free-over-the-air broadcasts will feature the best in public media science, history and other educational programming.

This At Home Learning block -- suited to WORLD’s everyday schedule of news, information and documentary programming -- has been carefully curated and supplemented with related assets from PBS LearningMedia, a free online service of thousands of compelling educational resources, available at nm.pbslearningmedia.org

KNMD 9.1 WORLD can be seen over the air in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, on Comcast 204, Sparklight Channel 9, and DISH Channels 9 or 8825. How to watch us

Monday, March 30

10 a.m. NOVA: POLAR EXTREMES

12 p.m. THE GILDED AGE: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

2 p.m. THE FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PAST, PART 1

3:30 p.m. THE FUTURE OF AMERICA'S PAST, PART 2

Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 1
Thursday, April 2
Friday, April 3

Daniel Tiger for Parents App

The Daniel Tiger for Parents app empowers parents and caregivers with songs and videos from the hit PBS KIDS series Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

PBS Kids Games

The PBS KIDS Games app offers nearly 200 educational games that can be downloaded for offline play anytime, anywhere. Learn more about these and PBS KIDS’ other apps.

PBS Kids Video App

The PBS KIDS Video app gives kids and parents access to thousands of free videos, including full episodes and clips from top PBS KIDS series. With this app, kids can watch their favorite PBS KIDS shows anytime, anywhere!

Is your child’s school closed due to coronavirus concerns? PBS KIDS’ new weekday newsletter offers activities and tips you can use to help kids play and learn at home. Sign up here!

PBS Kids 24/7 Channel

24/7 children’s programming online and on a brand new channel: 5.2 and on Comcast channel 396.

Bright By Text

Bright by Text

In New Mexico text PLAY to 274-448!

Bright by Text is a free parent and caregiver messaging program that sends tips and resources promoting child development, targeted to a child’s age from 0 to 5 years old.

It is designed to be relevant to today’s families, providing quality information and trusted resources to any caregiver, including hard-to-reach, low income families and informal caregivers. The messages are comprised of research-based content from Bright by Three and other trusted providers and include PBS and Vroom content.

Bright by Text | English

Bright by Text | Español