The Children's Television Act of 1990, 47 U.S.C. §§ 303a, 303b, 394, and later legislation, oblige television broadcast licensees to serve, over the term of a license, the educational and informational needs of children. Commercial television stations must report their children's educational and informational broadcast programming efforts to the FCC by electronically filing FCC Form 2100, Schedule H (formerly FCC Form 398), Children's Television Programming Report, each year. Non-commercial television broadcast stations are exempt from this reporting requirement.
The Children's Television Reporting System is the FCC's computer system for accepting, retaining, monitoring, and publicly disclosing Children's Television Programming Reports. Forms 2100, Schedule H filed with the FCC are recorded in a database. Members of the public can monitor children's television programming aired on commercial television broadcast stations by accessing the database.
Information on how parents can
To support stations’ timely and accurate filing, the Commission has included KidVid Support within the Children’s Educational Television Reporting – Form 2100, Schedule H information page to provide troubleshooting guidance and FAQs.
If stations require further assistance, support is available via Internet and phone. Via the Internet, contact FCC eSupport at https://esupport.fcc.gov/request.htm. Filers must select “Children’s Television Reporting System (LMS)” from the “FCC System” dropdown menu.
Via phone, contact FCC eSupport Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET (except Federal holidays), at 1-877-480-3201 (TTY: 1-717-338-2824) and select Option 2.
The Children’s Television Programming Reports identify the programming that a commercial television station has aired to serve the educational and informational needs of children.
For more information pertaining to the Children’s Television Programming Report (Form 2100, Schedule H), please call: (202) 418-1600.