Sesame Workshop has teamed up with educational publisher McGraw-Hill Education to bring research-based Sesame content and expertise into pre-kindergarten and elementary school classrooms across the United States. Our first integrated program incorporates critical social emotional learning skills like empathy, self-awareness and resilience into McGraw-Hill’s industry-leading Wonders literacy programs for PreK and elementary students, equipping the youngest learners for success from the start.
The enhanced Wonders curricula will guide teachers and parents concurrently as students learn, offering multiple levels of learning and support. In the co-branded PreK-Grade 1 programs, students, educators and families will experience Sesame content incorporated holistically in a variety of ways, including easy-to-use teacher’s resources, weekly parent newsletters, and circle-time videos and lessons starring Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Elmo, and friends. Social emotional learning will continue through Grades 2-5 in developmentally-appropriate ways.
Available now for reviews and adoption nationwide, the K-Grade 5 curricula will start appearing in classrooms in the 2019-2020 school year. The PreK curriculum is currently under development.