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Help us support children during COVID-19

Delivering on our mission to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder often means acting quickly in times of crisis. During the global pandemic, Sesame Workshop is helping families navigate their "for now normal" with free resources to help children manage anxiety and learn joyfully at home.

Critical Needs Response Fund

In times of crisis, the Sesame Workshop Critical Needs Response Fund helps us to meet vulnerable children’s most urgent needs—whatever they may be. Right now, this fund directly supports Caring for Each Other, our Covid-19 response initiative.

As families everywhere strive to create new routines amidst uncertainty and challenges, Caring for Each Other extends the longtime Sesame Street commitment to providing comfort to children and families in difficult times.

With a broad variety of free educational and entertaining content featuring new Sesame Street Muppet moments and virtual playdates, SesameStreet.org/caring is designed to help parents and caregivers:

  • Incorporate playful learning into daily routines
  • Provide comfort and manage anxiety
  • Spark learning in areas like reading, math, and science
  • Promote physical and mental health for the whole family

As the pandemic continues, additional resources are being created and uploaded on a continual basis to help families find calm, learn, and play together.

Please support Caring for Each Other by making a gift now to Sesame Workshop’s Critical Needs Response Fund. Your gift will contribute to our COVID-19 response efforts and may support other initiatives critical to children and families everywhere. For legal disclosures, click here.

Click here to support children and families during COVID-19. And click here to visit our COVID-19 resources initiative "Caring for Each Other."