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    Frequently Asked Questions:


    About Universal Kids

    What is Universal Kids?

    Is Sprout on TV going away?

    How else can I watch Sprout shows?

    What kind of shows will be on Universal Kids after 6pm?

    About Sprout

    Contact Sprout

    Sprout Merchandise

    Managing Your Account

    Games and Videos

    Send to Sprout

    Birthdays at Sprout

    Closed Captioning




    What is Universal Kids?

    On September 9th 2017, Sprout Channel will become Universal Kids with expanded programing that reaches kids ages 2-12 and their families. 

    Is Sprout on TV going away?

    Sprout is not going away.  Sprout programming will air on the Universal Kids network from 3am-6pm daily.  That’s 15 hours a day of Sprout preschool shows!  You can check out the latest Sprout show schedule here and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest Sprout news.

    How else can I watch Sprout shows?

    Sprout will continue to be there for our families 24/7  with, Sprout On Demand, the Sprout Playground app and other Sprout apps, plus on our official Sprout YouTube channel.

    What kind of shows will be on Universal Kids after 6pm? 

    We love that we can now grow up with our audience! The Sprout preschool programming block on Universal Kids ends at 6pm each day.  Afterwards, the Universal Kids channel will feature an exciting mix of programming including DreamWorks animated series, kids unscripted shows, and live action scripted originals—and so much more.  You can learn more about these shows on



    What is Sprout?

    Sprout, our preschool block on Universal Kids where kids are Free To Grow™, inspires families to take part in the possibilities that exist every single day by creating experiences and fun, meaningful content to help families learn, develop, be and grow together.

    How can I get Sprout in my home?

    Sprout is available on both cable and satellite television in many areas across the country.  You can also find certain episodes from your favorite shows online here at! Not sure if you have the Sprout channel? Click on the “Find Your Channel” button at the top of this page to find out!



    Parents can contact us here.



    We invite you to take a look at the merchandise we are offering in our Sprout Shop! Here is the link to order Sprout products,



    What are the benefits of registering?

    • Membership is completely free.  Registration at is for parents and legal guardians, it is not for children. members can participate in several unique features of our website, including:
    • Send To Sprout - You can upload photos, videos, and artwork that your child created. We may feature them on TV during Sprout House, our morning show block weekdays at 9AM ET.
    • Online Games - Your children can play fun, educational games on desktop and mobile devices. Engage, learn and play with your favorite Sprout characters with quality entertainment and fun!
    • Birthday Parade - We love to celebrate birthdays at Sprout! Submit your child's photo to our Birthday Parade - we may feature it on TV during Sprout House

    How do I change my password?

    • To change your password, visit and sign in to “Parent Login.”  Click the "My Account" link at the top of any page then click "Edit" next to "Login Details." Within the account management section, click the "My Profile" tab. You will be prompted to update your login info. Click "Save" to change your password.

    How do I cancel my account?

    • We're sorry to hear you're leaving! To cancel your account, please call 1-8-SPROUT-411 or email 



    Why won't games play on my computer?

    • Games on require the latest version of Flash to run, which can be downloaded for free here:
    • Flash:
    • Please note that games may take several minutes to load for users connecting via a dial-up modem.
    • If you're still having difficulties running our games after installing the latest version of Flash, please contact your authorized computer technical support representative for assistance.



    What is Send to Sprout?

    • Did you ever wonder where the wonderful family photos and children's artwork you see on Sprout come from? From families like yours! We have many ways you and your child can get involved. Submit your photos and videos to the Sprout House and it could be shown on Sprout! For more details visit Send to Sprout.

    What can I share?

    • Users at can share pictures of kids, birthday wishes, recipes, crafts and more. We accept digital photos or scans of artwork. We especially love photos of your children making crafts that you find here on!

    How do I create a picture to share?

    • Pictures taken with a digital camera or smart phone will be perfect to upload. Just make sure the file size doesn't exceed 2MB. You can check the file size by right-clicking on the file name and checking Properties. If the file size is too big, use a program like Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, or iPhoto to reduce the image size and resave it.
    • Images must be saved in either JPG, GIF, or PNG format. To be shown on TV, images must be at least 600×800 (800×600 if landscape). Check the resolution in your camera or phone's settings.

    Are there any restrictions?

    • Please make sure your pictures don't include images of non-Sprout copyrighted material or material that other users might find offensive. We urge you to use common sense when uploading pictures of your children. For example, don't include any images that might help someone identify where you and your children live. For more details please review our Terms of Use.

    Do I have to be a registered user to share a picture?

    • Yes, but registration for is free. Just click the “Parent Login" link at the top of any page and follow the instructions.

    Where do I upload a picture?

    • To upload a picture, visit our Send to Sprout page. You must first be registered and logged into as a parent to upload.

    Is there an upload size limit?

    • Yes, pictures may not exceed 2MB. You can check the file size by right-clicking on the file name and checking Properties. If the file size is too big, use a program like Microsoft Paint, Microsoft Office Picture Manager, or iPhoto to reduce the image size and resave it.



    Send a birthday wish to Sprout!  Here are some helpful tips:

    • We accept submissions within 3 weeks of your child's birthday.
    • You must have a parent account to submit your child into the Birthday Parade.
    • Visit the Birthday Parade section of for details.

    Tune in!

    • Watch Sprout every day between 9:45AM - 10AM for a chance to see your child in the Birthday Parade.



    Universal Kids is pleased to offer closed captioning on long-form content and certain other content that it makes available on television and online via websites and apps on mobile devices. To report an issue or concern regarding closed captioning on Universal Kids programs viewed on television or online, please contact us at or 1-866-787-6228.

    To assist us in resolving the issue, please provide the following information when you contact us for assistance with captions:

    • Your name, address, telephone number and email address
    • Your preferred method of contact (phone or email)
    • The name of the program with the captioning issue
    • A brief description of the captioning issue, including the date and time you experienced the problem
    • If you are watching on television, please provide the name of your pay TV provider
    • If you are watching online, please identify the device and brand (e.g., computer, tablet, smartphone) and software (including version) you are using

    If you wish to submit a written complaint, please send it to: 

    Margaret Tobey
    Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
    300 New Jersey Avenue, NW Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20001