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Free educational content is at the core of Nine's mission. Nine at-home learning resources are helping parents and educators fill educational gaps while schools are closed. From Sesame Street to Nova, Nine broadcasts trusted educational content all day, every day, on television and online.

Teaching in Room 9 on Nine PBS (9.1)

To further serve our youngest learners during stay-at-home orders, we have modified our mid-day, Monday-Friday schedule to bring you lesson plans from various teachers across the region.

12:30-1:00 p.m. - Reading, PreK-1st Grade
1:00-1:30 p.m. - Reading, 2nd-4th Grade
1:30-2:00 p.m. - Math, PreK-1st Grade
2:00-2:30 p.m. - Math, 2nd-4th Grade

On Fridays, select lesson plans will repeat from earlier in the week, after Mister Rogers' Neighborhood at 12:30 p.m.

Educator and Caregiver Toolkit

PBS KIDS educational programs and resources have always been the gold standard in kids programming. It was recently mentioned as a high-quality resource in new guidelines for parents by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

The Nine PBS Educator and Caregiver Toolkit at provides free learning opportunities for educators, parents, and students. This toolkit was created with guidance from education leaders from across the region.

The toolkit has broadcast, online, and mobile resources, as well as learning tools and tips that can be text messaged to phones. It includes a broadcast and streaming schedule of kids' programs available by targeted ages, learning goals, air times and links to PBS KIDS apps. The toolkit is especially useful for learners in kindergarten through grade 4, but it also has resources for other grade levels. New things are added weekly.

These resources help build social and emotional learning, literacy, STEM, social studies, and fine and performing arts skills for children across the St. Louis region.

Supported by Emerson.

View the Educator and Caregiver Toolkit

New PBS KIDS Show Premieres June 1

Hero Elementary is a school for budding superheroes, where kids learn to master their innate powers, like flying and teleportation, while exploring science along the way. The series gives children ages 4 to 7 important tools to help them solve problems by encouraging them to think and act like scientists, igniting their natural curiosity. Hero Elementary also showcases character and social-emotional concepts, such as kindness, empathy, and commitment to working together to solve problems.

Timely Messages Right to Your Phone

Bright by Text has partnered with Nine Network to provide research-based tips and links to trusted resources that help subscribing parents and caregivers support the learning and development of children. The texting service is available in English and Spanish. Current messages focus on helpful ways to talk to your children about COVID-19, as well as activities to do at home, how to manage stress during an outbreak, and more.

Supported by Delta Dental of Missouri

Text CARE to 274448 or visit to signup.

Join Teachers Group on Facebook

Join the PBS Teacher Trading Post–St. Louis! Tell us what resources you need and start the conversations you want to have with other St. Louis-area teachers. Find a steady drum beat of PBS teacher resources and chime in with what is working for you, your students, parents, and fellow teachers. Join the conversation!

This article appeared in the May/June 2020 issue of Nine Magazine.