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PBS has announced that it will be ending its educational programming for children under the age of five.
The network will no longer be running educational programs for preschoolers or elementary schoolers.
PBS announced the decision on Friday after it learned that it would not be able to find additional programming to fill its time slots.
According to a PBS spokesperson, PBS Kids is being replaced by a new preschool curriculum that will continue to be available for preschool-aged children, but will be available to the public on a 24-hour basis.
The PBS spokesperson said that the new curriculum will focus on the science and math content that the PBS Foundation and its partners have created for PBS Kids.
PBS said that it plans to make its PBS Kids programs available to preschool-age children and children under age five on a daily basis, including when PBS Kids launches on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Amazon Echo, Roku TV, Xbox One, Apple TV/Fire TV and Chromecast devices.
Billing for the PBS Children curriculum has not yet been determined, the spokesperson said.
Piers Morgan, who was previously a PBS NewsHour correspondent, was not a part of the decision to end the program.
After the news broke, Morgan tweeted that he would continue to work with the network and the community at large to provide his children with the PBS curriculum.
“I will continue working with PBS, the PBS community, and the American public to ensure PBS Kids continues to be an essential resource for kids across the country,” Morgan said.