May 21, 2013

By Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop Announces Partnership with Teaching Strategies

Today Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, announced a multi-year partnership with Teaching Strategies, the educational company that publishes The Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD. The partnership will develop a series of educational offerings for the preschool classroom that utilizes Sesame Street’s proven content. Over the next five years, Sesame Workshop and Teaching Strategies will work together to develop new ways to educate young children both at home and in school. 

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Sesame Workshop, an organization that shares our philosophy about the critical importance of early childhood education and our commitment to providing early childhood educators, children, and their families with research-based, high-quality content,” said Diane Trister Dodge, Founder and President of Teaching Strategies.

High-quality early learning experiences at home and in school provide the foundation for children’s future academic success. From birth to age five, children are making giant developmental strides, more than at any other time in life. During this critical window, education is the key to unlocking their potential.

Over the years, Sesame Street has improved learning outcomes for the millions of children viewing the show, but the United States is still facing an educational crisis. Studies show that one in three children who arrive at school is simply not ready. Today’s kids are spending more time in preschool and other child-care settings, and less time at home. That’s why Sesame Street is partnering with Teaching Strategies. It’s time for the positive impact of Sesame’s educational content to be felt in schools as well.

“Our goal is to surround kids with learning opportunities wherever they are,” said Tom Ascheim, Chief Strategy Officer at Sesame Workshop and EVP of Sesame Learning. “We will be using the power and appeal of Sesame Street content to connect homes and classrooms, coordinating the efforts of teachers and families, and working to achieve measurable gains for children. There, we’ll continue to do what we’ve done so effectively for over four decades – marry education and engagement to teach kids.”

To learn more about the impact Sesame Workshop is making on early education in the United States, click here. To learn more about our partnership with Teaching Strategies, click here.

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