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Nick Jr. is like staple food for every home that has kids. Offering quality entertainment at all hours of the day, it stimulates young minds, giving them much to think about and reflect on. Helping them learn new things, it also teaches them core social skills to ensure they grow up to be strong and confident adults.

For parents, it is a Godsend. They don’t have to spend hours watching it and censoring the content. Or seek help from Parental Controls. They can let children watch it with the knowledge that movies and shows aired are age-appropriate.

It is not surprising then that soon after subscribing to Spectrum TV packages, the first few channels people look to place on the number list is Nick Jr. One of the networks most favorites, its shows have a fan following like no other. It’s the little ones leading the way and you know how they can be.

There’s no way kids will miss their morning cartoon, and there’s no way you’d want to start the day off with having to deal with the tantrums that follow. Browsing hundreds of channels is tedious work that nobody enjoys. It is time-consuming and if you’re not paying attention you could easily miss the one you are looking for. So, if you’re searching for an easy way to avoid this hassle, you’ve come to the right place. With a huge community of Spectrum users, you’re sure to find help, and here we are. We’ll tell you exactly where you’ll find Nick Jr. and spare you the headache that you’d surely get otherwise.  

Why Is Nick Jr. So Popular?

ViacomCBS runs a variety of channels for children of all ages through its domestic network division’s Kids and Family Group. And Nick Jr. is one such channel with many sister channels under the same banner—all geared towards kids programming. Launched in September 2009 as a spin-off of Nickelodeon’s pre-school programming block, Nick Jr. primarily targets an audience aged 2-7. For this reason, the content is simpler, more visually engaging, and uses language that kids in this age group can easily relate to.

Over the years, ViacomCBS has developed many other channels too, that are specific to a variety of age groups among the young ones. For instance, TeenNick, which offers content created for teenagers, unlike Nick Jr. which is popular among little children. Nick Jr. owes its popularity mainly to original series and re-runs of Nickelodeon’s weekday morning programming, but also gained fame for airing a programming block aimed at parents by the name of NickMom between 2012 and 2015.  

Which Spectrum TV Packages Offer Nick Jr.?

Before we move forward, let’s look at which Nick Jr. sister channels are offered by the Spectrum TV service and which Spectrum TV packages give you access to Nick Jr. and other members of its family.  

The great thing about Spectrum is that it understands viewers needs and develops channel lineups that give them the most value for their money. This is why, you find quite some options for children’s programming in each of their three plans: Spectrum Select, Spectrum Silver, and Spectrum Gold.

As you’ll see below, Spectrum offers Nickelodeon in all three tiers. Nick Jr. on the other hand, is available with Spectrum Silver package and Spectrum Gold package. For the Nick crazy household though, Spectrum Gold is the plan to get. Along with Nickelodeon and Nick Jr., it also offers access to Nicktoons, TeenNick, and Nick Music.

Channel

Spectrum TV Select

Spectrum TV Silver

Spectrum TV Gold

Nickelodeon

Y

Y

Y

Nick Junior

N

Y

Y

Nicktoons

N

N

Y

TeenNick

N

N

Y

Nick Music

N

N

Y

What Channel is Nick Jr. on Spectrum?

Changing your cable TV provider can sometimes change your life, and if it’s Spectrum that you’ve or you’re about to switch to, you’re in for a treat. Spectrum Channel Lineup offers you a bit of everything. Men, women, children, and teenagers, they’ve got everyone covered. The only thing you need to worry about post-subscription is finding what channel number Nick Jr. is on the Spectrum TV service. We’ve made a listing of channel numbers that Nick Jr. and sister channels are on. If you do not find your home town listed here, you can click here and run a search by ZIP code.  

City/State

Nickelodeon

Nick Jr.

Nicktoons

TeenNick

Nick Music

Albertville, Alabama

57/727

113/719

116/728

114

140

Los Angeles, California

78

257

262

263

288

Grand Junction, Colorado

26/526

104/603

105/604

106

180

Avon, Indiana

30

76

77

18

190

Allendale, Michigan

29/722

108/730

107/723

106

111

Saint Louis, Missouri

32/727

119/728

115/721

121

144

Great Falls, Montana

41/541

13/603

105/604

106

180

Lincoln, Nebraska

32

36

95

263

288

Alexandria, Kentucky

35

335

309

85

809

Dayton, Ohio

42

91

93

94

261

Knoxville, Tennessee

55/726

78/727

77/728

76

141

El Paso, Texas

61

257

262

263

288

Orlando, Florida

34

134

78

133

161

Carson City, Nevada

37/726

40

35/727

104

125

Wapato, Washington

38/727

63/731

106/729

104

145

Athens, Georgia

64/855

72/767

73/857

74

146

Jacksonville, North Carolina

57/758

84/728

87/754

85

181

Greenville, South Carolina

57/758

84/728

87/754

85

181

Bristol, Virginia

55/726

78/727

77/728

76

141

Staten Island, New York

6

257

262

263

288

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey

29

257

262

263

288

Sheboygan, Wisconsin

53/691

136/687

139/686

137

167

Belleville, Illinois

32/727

119/728

115/721

121

144

 

Popular Shows to Watch on Nick Jr.

Nick Jr. offers hours upon hours of engaging content. Their cartoons are a huge hit among children and the craze surrounding them is like none other. Here are some popular favorites your kids are sure to enjoy.

Dora the Explorer

It’s simply not possible that you haven’t heard of Dora the Explorer. You’re sure to see its caricature everywhere. And kids just can’t have enough of the “Dora merchandise”. Be it school bags, lunch boxes, stationery, or clothes, everything is sure to carry Dora and her gang. In just a short time it has become a classic, the likes of perhaps Tom and Jerry and Mickey Mouse.  

So, what’s it all about?

The show centers on Dora, a young girl who goes on adventures, exploring the world. She is accompanied by her friends and together they visit new places, interact with animals, and use new tools, among other things. The best thing about the show is how interactive it is. Dora engages with the viewers, asking them questions and including them in her travels. What’s more, children can join in on sing-alongs that guarantee a fun time.

Paw Patrol

Another cartoon that has seeped into the collective consciousness of children and made a long-lasting impression is Paw Patrol. There’s hardly a kid that isn’t amused by animals, especially the smaller cute ones, and this show gives you just that. The animated rescue dogs are led by a young boy named Ryder. They work together to protect the shore side community of Adventure Bay, and kids get to join them on their missions. There’s always something to learn, so they’re in good hands.

Butterbean’s Café

Cafes are a hub of activity and this show adds a bit more magic to an already magical environment. Butterbean is a fairy who runs a neighborhood café with her friends. Watching each episode unfold, kids find themselves on an adventure, and along the way are taught a moral lesson that is subtly embedded in the story.

Blaze and the Monster Machines

Who doesn’t love monster trucks? They’re big, beautiful and sure to make for a fun time. This show follows the story of an 8-year-old AJ, a techie who drives Blaze, which is the top racer in Axle City. Kids get to join in on the adventures and learn some science and math along the way.

Blue’s Clues & You

Blue’s Clues is one show that we all remember. And, luckily Nick Jr. gave it a reboot. Following in the footsteps of the original series, the reboot also boasts of a live-action host in an animated world, who interacts with the audience and asks for their help in finding the clues left by Blue—the dog we all grew up adoring. Children enjoy solving the mysteries and learn new words every day.

Sunny Day

The great thing about Nick Jr. is the versatile characters it gives the viewers. From running an investigative agency with rescue dogs to a fairy running a café, the shows give children an insight into how things are run. In Sunny Day, children get to follow the adventures of Sunny, the best hairstylist in Friendly Falls. Using determination and creativity she sets out to overcome every obstacle that comes in her way. And, along the way she teaches kids to do the same.

The EndNote
So if you have already joined the Spectrum Family, with all that you have learned about Nick Jr. here, we’d say you are all set to keep your kids engaged watching wholesome content—minus the hassle of finding the channel number for Nick Jr. on Spectrum. And, if you are contemplating switching to Spectrum TV service, we’d recommend you talk to professionals at Spectrum Customer Service at 1-855-423-0918. A chat with people who are well versed in all things Spectrum can help you pick the Spectrum TV package that is right for your family needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you watch Nick Jr. Spectrum on demand?

Of course, you can! Spectrum TV has a huge selection of movies and shows in its on-demand library so you can easily access the Nick Jr. favorites for your little ones.  

Can you add Nick Jr. to Spectrum?

There’s no need to add Nick Jr. to Spectrum plans. Spectrum Silver package and Spectrum Gold package include this channel by default. You can subscribe to either one, sit back, and relax. If you are subscribed to Spectrum Select TV you can upgrade to Silver and access Nick Jr. programming.

Can you just pay for Nick Jr.?

Nick Jr. is only available through a pay-TV service so unfortunately, you won’t be able to access it without a cable TV plan. On the bright side, however, Spectrum offers affordable plans so it is a win-win game.