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 children, even as their needs and environments change.
Reaching children and families around the world through the power of media.
Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee launched Ahlan Simsim in 2018 to address a humanitarian crisis: a generation of children raised amidst conflict, with limited access to early childhood learning and development opportunities. Another goal was to share our research and findings. Now, NYU has released the results of three landmark studies, with good news for children.
Lessons and Impacts of the Ahlan Simsim TV Program
A study in pre-primary classrooms in Jordan on children’s emotional development.
Effects of Remote Early Childhood Education
A study conducted with families in hard-to-access settings in Lebanon.
An Evaluation of a Phone-Based Parenting Program
A study with Syrian and Jordanian Families with Young Children
With all of our work, research is key.
Coming Together: Family Reflections On Racism Study
For this report, Sesame Workshop explored how children experienced or processed the 2020 surge in media coverage of violent acts of racism.
Play to Learn Annual Report 2022
Reflecting on a year of learning, impact, and growth for Play to Learn.
Caring for Each Other
In this study, Sesame Workshop sought out to explore how children were experiencing or processing the pandemic.
Identity Matters Study
Explore parents’ and educators’ perceptions of children’s social identity development.