Nick Jr.

American morning programming block that airs on Nickelodeon every weekday

Nick Jr. (sometimes called Nick Jr. on Nickelodeon or Nick Jr. on Nick) is a block of TV shows on Nickelodeon every weekday morning. It started on January 4, 1988. The shows in this block are specially for preschoolers. Most of the shows are educational. Shows like Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans and Ni Hao, Kai-Lan were made for the Nick Jr. block.

Nick Jr.
Logo used since July 5, 2023[a]
LaunchedJanuary 4, 1988; 36 years ago (1988-01-04)
Country of originUnited States
OwnerParamount Media Networks (Paramount Global)
HeadquartersNew York City
Formerly known asNick Junior (1988)
Nick Jr.'s Play Date (2007–2009)
Nickelodeon's Play Date/Nick's Play Date (2009–2012)
Nick: The Smart Place to Play (2012–2014)
Original language(s)English
Spanish (via SAP audio track)

A separate Nick Jr. Channel started on September 28, 2009. It plays many of the same shows as the block. Both the block and the channel are still airing.

Logo used since May 21, 2018; in which the logo is in slightly darker color. Concurrently used with the 2023 logo as of July 5, 2023.

International versions


United States


The block started playing on Nickelodeon on January 4, 1988. In 2009, a separate channel was started (the Nick Jr. Channel), and it was named after the block.[1] The US version did not had the similar graphs, promos or design as the UK, Italy or Australia except the logo. Currently it airs some early and late Nick Jr. shows. The new logo is a lot different then the block's logo.

United Kingdom


Launched on September 1, 1993 as the first Nick Jr. channel. Until 1999 But it was in widescreen it aired from 6:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. Then in February 2002 a classic children's programming block called Nick Jr. Classics was launched, airing was also increased to 10:00p.m. After Nick Jr. Classics was Closed in 2019, it began airing for 24 hours.


There is a similar service titled Nick Jr. Too. It launched in April 2002 as Nick Jr. 2, but the name was changed in November 2014.[source?]



Launched on March 2004.[2] The Australian version includes some PBS Kids series like WordWorld and Sid the Science Kid.



Similar to the US version. Launched on January 26, 2010.[3] Name stylized as Nickelodeon Junior so it doesn't sound like a French swear word.

Latin America


Launched on July 1, 2018, like US version it have the late Nick JR shows, name stylized as Nick JR.

  1. The logo's wordmark has been in use since September 28, 2009. Additionally, this logo is a variant meant to be used for white backgrounds; the main variant has a white (for Nick) and blue (for Jr.) wordmark in conjunction with a fully orange splat.


  1. Nickelodeon Unveils New Logo,, July 29, 2009
  2. "FOXTEL - About FOXTEL - What We Do - Shareholdings". Foxtel. 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-12-20.
  3. "Nick Jnr to launch in France | Rapid TV News". Archived from the original on 2011-07-20. Retrieved 2010-02-24.

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