GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION

In 1997, the FCC mandated the country’s major television networks to devote three hours a week to children’s educational programming. CAN worked with a group of children’s television executives and producers, as well as experts in the field of child development, to create guidelines for developing quality children’s educational television. These guidelines -- Building Blocks: A Resource Guide for Creating Children’s Educational Television -- now serve as a tool for the creative community and station broadcasters when developing and ordering children’s educational programs, and for parents, advocates and other consumers when evaluating these programs.