Sesame Street in Communities: C is for Communities

Supporting the people who make a difference in children’s lives.

Of course C is for cookie, but it’s also for communities, which help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder.

Sesame Street in Communities, an initiative from nonprofit media and educational organization Sesame Workshop, is a resource collection to help kids and families during the early years of birth through six, a critical window for brain development.

The videos, activities, printables, and digital interactives feature friendly, furry Muppets and help caregivers playfully, meaningfully engage with kids during everyday moments. The site covers a wide range of topics in both English and Spanish, from school readiness to building healthy habits to tough issues such as divorce and hunger.

Sesame Street in Communities builds on Sesame Workshop’s 50-year commitment to addressing kids’ developmental, physical, and emotional needs. Our time-tested research model and thorough testing with families and providers ensures that these resources have a measurable impact in the lives of parents and children.

In conjunction with Sesame Street in Communities, Arizona PBS is providing interactive courses and online webinars created for early childhood educators working in a classroom, center-based program or family child-care setting. These are entirely FREE and easy as 1-2-3! All of the courses are self-paced — you can start, stop, and begin again as your schedule allows. Each interactive course or webinar will satisfy DHS Child Care Learning and Quality First requirements for professional development training hours.

Want to see more? Check out this toolkit of Sesame Street in Communities resources that Arizona PBS is using with families and educators:

Professional Development overview

Coping with Incarceration overview

Homelessness overview

Traumatic Experiences overview

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