PBS is proud to have been the home of Sesame Street for over 40 years. As partners in developing content for children that positively develops the whole child, PBS and Sesame Workshop continue to evolve to meet the needs of today’s children, embodying the shared mission of offering all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs.
PBS KIDS is the number one educational media brand for children. Each quarter, more than 27 million viewers watch PBS KIDS on TV, and PBSKIDS.org, the number one kids’ entertainment site for free video streaming, attracts more than 10 million unique visitors per month (Nielsen, NTI Q42010; comScore Video Metrix; Google Analytics). For more information on specific PBS KIDS programs supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit PBS.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB)
CPB is a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967 and is steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operation of nearly 1,300 locally-owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology and program development for public radio, television and related online services. For more information, visit www.cpb.org.
The Luxury Included® Family Vacation For Everyone
When it comes to family vacations, no other resort company in the world offers more quality inclusions than Beaches Resorts. With four spectacular locations on the most beautiful beaches in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, Beaches Resorts is the ultimate family getaway and the most comprehensive vacation available in the Caribbean including gourmet meals; premium brand wine and spirits, including an exclusive partnership with California’s legendary Beringer Vineyards; luxurious accommodations; a wide array of land and watersports, including snorkeling and SCUBA for certified divers; airport transfers; and even gratuities. With additional amenities including Butler Service++; Red Lane® Spas++, featuring services and treatments inspired by the region; and Beaches Weddings by Martha Stewart™ to make your wedding day just perfect. Beaches Resorts truly offers something for every member of the family.
Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street®
As a continued proud sponsor of Sesame Street, Beaches Resorts offers another exclusive for families, the Beaches Resorts Caribbean Adventure with Sesame Street, where kids can spend their vacation with their favorite friends from the Sesame Street gang. With daily activities ranging from “Story Time with Elmo,” “Baking Cookies with Cookie Monster,” “Learning to Dance with Zoe,” “Exploring with Grover,” “Making Music with Bert & Ernie,” “Discovering Magical Treasures with Abby Cadabby,” “Making Number Magic with The Count” and “Bird Watching with Big Bird”** to special character breakfasts++, celebratory parades, stage shows and character tuck-ins++, there’s always fun on hand at Beaches Resorts.
Grown-up Fun in the Sun with Kids in Tow
Beaches Resorts makes adults and kids of all ages true believers in the phrase "fun for everyone!" Fun for everyone means outrageous waterparks; Xbox 360® Game Garages; and exclusive Kids Camps with a full schedule of age-appropriate activities. Additionally, teen and tween programming will keep coming-of-age guests on their toes, whether dancing the night away at aqua-themed nightclub, Liquid; learning how to spin vinyl at the Scratch DJ Academy®++; lounging and mingling with new friends at Trench Town; or enjoying a variety of crafting at the Martha Stewart Craft Studio™++.
More Beaches Resorts Excitement to Come!
Beaches Resorts is part of the Sandals Resorts family, the Caribbean’s largest operator of Luxury Included® resorts, and has been voted the World’s Best Family All-Inclusive Resorts for 13 years in a row. Beaches Resorts offers four locations on the Caribbean’s best beaches: Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, the flagship property located in Providenciales, Turks & Caicos; Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica; Beaches Sandy Bay in Negril, Jamaica; and Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club in Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
For more information about Beaches Resorts, call 1-800-BEACHES (1-800-232-2437) or visit the website at www.beaches.com.
**Big Bird appearances at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa and Beaches Negril Resort & Spa only.
++ For an additional fee
PNC recognizes that learning in a child’s early years is essential for their long-term success, and is pleased to return as an on-air sponsor of Sesame Street for a third year. Its early childhood education program, PNC Grow Up Great and PNC Crezca con Éxito, is a bilingual, $350 million, multi-year initiative founded by The PNC Financial Services Group (pnc.com) in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.
PNC is one of the nation's largest diversified financial services organizations with assets of more than $269 billion. The company has nearly doubled in size during the past decade and operates primarily in 15 states and the District of Columbia with other national and international business operations. Through Grow Up Great, which focuses on underserved children, PNC provides the leadership, advocacy, funding, tools and volunteers to help educate parents, caregivers and communities on how to prepare young children for school and life.
Since the launch of Grow Up Great, PNC has continued to expand its school readiness initiative by working with Sesame Workshop to address relevant issues in early education.
- For Me, for You, for Later: First Steps to Spending, Sharing, and Saving (April 2011) – The fourth in a series of bilingual multi-media outreach kits produced by Sesame for PNC, the kits provide parents, caregivers, and educators with resources to turn everyday moments into financial learning experiences.
- Happy, Healthy, Ready for School: Math Is Everywhere (Sept. 2010) – This multimedia educational kit contains an original Sesame StreetTM DVD, parents and educators guides and an activity book. Together with the prior multimedia kits created by Sesame Workshop, PNC has distributed more than 2 million kits for free through its bank branch network and online at pncgrowupgreat.com and sesamestreet.org to help children and families broaden their learning opportunities.
- One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure (Nov. 2008) – With major support from the PNC Foundation, Sesame Workshop developed this cross-cultural planetarium show, intended for children ages 4-6 and experienced in planetariums or mobile domes, to provide an enriching, exciting and interactive introduction to astronomy. Elmo, Big Bird and Hu Hu Zhu a Muppet from Zhima Jie, the Chinese co-production of Sesame Street, observe the stars and take an imaginary trip to the moon, to the delight of children in both the United States and China.
Through Grow Up Great, PNC supports families, educators and community partners to provide innovative opportunities that enhance learning and development in a child’s early years. Since its launch, PNC has distributed more than $43 million in grants to Head Start and other initiatives that support early childhood education.
- More than 1 million children have benefited from PNC-funded programming.
- More than 75,000 teachers have received essential professional development from grants funded by the PNC Foundation
PNC executives have elevated discussions about the importance of access to quality early childhood education. PNC Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James E. Rohr serves as honorary chair of the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission along with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. Comprised of business leaders from across the state, the commission seeks support for public investment in early learning. For his many efforts to benefit early childhood education, Sesame Workshop honored Jim Rohr and PNC with its Corporate Leadership Award in 2007.
In addition to Sesame Workshop, PNC works in partnership with National Head Start Association as well as leading national and local organizations across its multi-state region. To provide issue expertise and guidance for the program, PNC has assembled an Advisory Council of early childhood experts from academia and not-for-profit leaders.
In 2009, PNC launched Grow Up Great with Science, an initiative which supports 14 regional science centers and non-profit organizations to enhance early science education. The funding enables the organizations to help teachers create classroom activities for children and extend free visits to the centers’ interactive exhibits to families.
Through a progressive policy that permits 40 hours a year of paid time off to volunteer, PNC encourages employee involvement to help young children succeed in school and life. Since the initiative’s launch, employees have volunteered more than 240,000 hours.
In addition, PNC has also funded many arts and cultural institutions to create programming for preschoolers. Studies have shown that an arts-rich environment helps children succeed in school and improves cognitive learning skills.
For more information about PNC Grow Up Great, please visit www.pncgrowupgreat.com.
UnitedHealthcare shares Sesame Street's passion for encouraging kids to be healthy and stay healthy.
A proud sponsor of Sesame Street, UnitedHealthcare is a long-time supporter of nutritional, exercise and obesity-avoidance programs and supports a wide range of programs and services across the country that promote nutrition and healthful eating.
Together, UnitedHealthcare and Sesame Workshop partnered to develop Food for Thought: Eating Well on a Budget, a bilingual multimedia education outreach program aimed at helping low-income families make food choices that are affordable, nutritional and set the foundation for lifelong healthy habits. Program outreach includes bilingual (English and Spanish) Food for Thought kits with an original DVD starring the Sesame Street Muppets, including the Super Foods, and a documentary showing families with children using a variety of strategies for maintaining Healthy Habits for Life despite limited financial resources. Food for Thought kits also include a parent/caregiver guide, child-friendly recipes, a children’s storybook and tools and resources to help families make choices that lead to healthy growth.
UnitedHealthcare also supports Sesame Workshop’s Lead Away! and A is for Asthma initiatives.
Lead Away! provides families with bilingual resources designed to increase awareness about the health risks of lead, and to teach parents and children effective strategies to avoid lead exposure. The resources meet a critical need for education on the dangers of lead. Through easy-to-implement activities and simple tips, the materials help parents and children work together to keep lead away.
A is for Asthma provides families with bilingual resources designed to increase their understanding and awareness of asthma. Asthma is one of the leading causes of emergency room admissions for children. By providing simple tips and positive activities for children, the project helps families learn to recognize asthma triggers and manage asthma symptoms. The materials encourage parents and caregivers to communicate closely with their child, other caregivers, and their doctor to help their child maintain a healthy, active lifestyle.
UnitedHealthcare is part of UnitedHealth Group (www.unitedhealthgroup.com), a diversified health and well-being company, which serves one out of every eight children in the United States. Dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better, UnitedHealth Group businesses serve more than 75 million people.
Earth’s Best was founded over 25 years ago on the belief that babies should begin their lives eating wholesome, pure foods harvested by organic farming practices that help to enrich the earth’s soil and water supplies for future generations to come. That belief still holds true today as Earth’s Best celebrates nurturing babies the purest way.
At its inception Earth’s Best consisted of only six jarred food varieties. Over time, the brand has grown to include a complete line of organic infant foods all made without the use of potentially harmful chemical fertilizers and pesticides including infant formulas with DHA and ARA, cereals, over 70 jar varieties in single and unique flavor combinations for all stages of a baby’s life, plus new infant purees in convenient pouches, perfect for on the go, teething biscuits and juice. The brand’s more recent introductions include Earth’s Best Sesame Street toddler foods, including Organic Fruit Yogurt Smoothies, baby body care products made with organic ingredients, earth-friendly Chlorine Free Diapers and Wipes and a line of all-natural home cleaning products. With such an extensive product line, Earth’s Best helps ensure that we nurture babies from head to toe with products that are not only “better for baby,” but better for the environment.
Earth’s Best Supports the “Healthy Habits for Life™” Initiative - 2005
With a strong belief that organic foods are best for children of all ages, Earth’s Best introduced a line of Sesame Street organic toddler products in partnership with Sesame Workshop and their “Healthy Habits for Life” initiative, providing a great start to a lifetime of good health. This campaign utilizes a coalition of partners and an advisory board of health, nutrition, fitness and education experts to develop and distribute multi-media, age-appropriate information targeted to preschoolers and their caregivers, empowering them with knowledge and positive attitudes about their bodies, while providing tools to encourage a great start to a lifetime of good health. The Earth’s Best Sesame Street line launched with breakfast cereals and snacks and later expanded to include organic soups, whole grain pasta meals and frozen foods. All Earth’s Best Sesame Street products are specially formulated for toddlers with iron, zinc and six B vitamins.
Earth’s Best further supports the “Healthy Habits for Life” program in-store via packaging and point of sale materials, as well as print advertising and a specific destination of product and nutritional information at www.earthsbest.com. All Earth’s Best Sesame Street packaging contains fun, educational activities for children and proudly displays the “Healthy Habits for Life” icon. Brochures are distributed with activities for children and tips for parents on how to encourage healthy eating habits for their children and the entire family. The Earth’s Best website promotes further the benefits of living a healthy life style and making the right food choices. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit education organization behind Sesame Street, puts the proceeds it receives from sales of its products right back into Sesame Street and its other project for children at home and around the world.
For more information on Earth’s Best and how we can help you to incorporate healthy eating into your family’s daily life visit www.earthsbest.com.
Earth’s Best® is a registered trademark of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.
The Good Egg Project
As part of the Good Egg Project, America’s egg farmers are proud to sponsor Sesame Street and its mission to educate children. The Good Egg Project is an effort by America’s egg farmers and the American Egg Board to educate people about modern egg farming, encourage participation from families in their communities and help the hungry by donating eggs to America’s food banks. The Good Egg Project also aims to educate families about how eggs get from the farm to their breakfast tables along with the many health benefits of eating eggs.
In an effort to fight hunger, America’s egg farmers are asking people to take the Good Egg Project pledge to “Eat good. Do good everyday.” In addition to the millions of eggs America’s egg farmers donate to the hungry annually, for every pledge made, America’s egg farmers will also donate one egg to Feeding America, up to one million eggs!
The Incredible Edible Egg
You do everything to ensure your children’s success. So start their big days with the incredible protein in eggs. This all natural, high-quality protein provides the mind and body energy families need to start their day off right. And at an average of just 15 cents a serving, eggs are one of the most affordable sources of high-quality protein.
Eggs are now even more incredible as they are 14% lower in cholesterol, and 65% higher in vitamin D, according to USDA research.
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