For over 50 years, Sesame Workshop has been at the forefront of child development, helping preschoolers learn and grow and bringing them important early education on screens, in classrooms, and in communities
The preschool years are a time of wonder, imagination, curiosity, and experimentation, when your child’s brain is undergoing its most rapid growth and development.
Every aspect of Sesame Street — and all the content we create around the world — is informed by our unique whole-child curriculum, grounded in research and flexible enough to address the many needs of growing preschoolers. Because school readiness goes far beyond reading and math!
Sesame is here to help children acquire a toolbox of skills, from literacy and numeracy to self-expression, self-regulation, healthy habits, and much more — preparing them for growth and success in school and wherever life takes them.
Learning can happen anywhere and any time. Every year, Sesame adds to its library of resources to help providers and parents increase their knowledge about how preschoolers learn through in-the-moment, brain-building interactions.
Reading at Home and School
A video showing how children can bring their learning home.
Enriching & Extending Play
Help parents find ways to encourage play-based learning at home and on the go.
School Routines, Home Routines
Having the same routines in different settings enriches learning.
Everyday Word Play
Tips to turn everyday activities into language-learning moments.
Making Math Time Anytime!
Tips to highlight math in everyday life.
Sesame Workshop and PNC launched an early education partnership in 2004, and we’re still going strong — creating free family resources with Sesame pals like Elmo and Grover that help kids build the intellectual, emotional, and physical skills they need to be ready to succeed in school on day one.
Abby’s Letter Garden
Prepare children for school success by exposing them to uppercase letters, helping them recognize them, and write them themselves.
Sesame Street’s Ready for School Challenge: Preschool
Starting preschool can be exciting…and sometimes scary! But Elmo and his friends are here to help.
The Wiggle-Jiggle Game
A video about a getting-to-know you game that helps kids appreciate similarities and differences.
90% of brain development happens before the age of five.