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Research and Innovation

Exploring the Frontier of Children’s Learning

Ever since the landmark study that inspired Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop has been leading the conversation about how media can educate children. For us, cracking the code of learning is a continuous process—and a collaborative one. Uniting researchers, educators, producers, and entrepreneurs, we’re forever inventing a more engaging, enriching, and encouraging world for kids, even as their needs and environments change.

At our pioneering insight and innovation lab, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, we conduct original research to advance the cause of digital learning, convening leading educators and media producers to put this research into action.

With Sesame Ventures, we help launch mission-aligned startups to nurture ingenious ideas beyond our walls. We’re proud to power the good work of companies at the forefront of kids’ education, health, and social welfare—sharing not only financial support, but five decades of expertise in reaching, teaching, and changing children’s lives.